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Educational Psychology
MS in Psychology

Apply the science of learning to help improve educational outcomes in a changing world. The online MS in Psychology, Educational Psychology from Capella University equips you with advanced knowledge of the psychological foundations of education, instruction, and the stages of human development. You’ll acquire theoretical and practical skills that include critical thinking, problem-solving, cognition, research, and cutting-edge methods in the field of education. Prepare for leadership roles in a wide range of public and private educational settings.

Put learning into practice

Through competency-based education, you can take the advanced theories you’re learning and apply them directly to your profession.

Explore critical theory

Dive deeper into theory and applied research, and develop the ability to communicate psychological concepts with precision and clarity.

Build a strong foundation

Strengthen your skill set with a curriculum that blends psychological theory and research with critical thinking and the science of learning.

Classes start December 5

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 4 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 1 Integrative project
  • 48 Total credits (15 max transfer)

With FlexPath, you can earn your master’s in psychology in 15 months and under $18,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

What can you do with an MS in Educational Psychology degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Psychology, Educational Psychology.

Job titles to explore

  • Adjunct or part-time psychology faculty
  • Instructor
  • Training and development specialist/manager
  • Curriculum developer
  • Program evaluator
  • Consultant
  • Educational program manager
  • Instructional coordinator/manager
  • Instructional activities manager
  • Research assistant
  • Test administrator
  • Test developer

Employment settings to explore

  • Social service agency
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Hospital
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Community college
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Educational services

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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