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College of Education, Health and Human Services
Master of Education in Educational Psychology
Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits


Approximate Program Cost


Available Concentration

Specialize in
Gifted Education

Program Overview

The Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology provides advanced study for students interested in the application of psychological principles to learning and instruction. It encompasses a variety of different disciplines, including cognitive psychology, human development and learning theory. Students are exposed to the latest research findings regarding how people learn most effectively and efficiently. They also apply these principles to the design of instruction, and study how to most accurately assess different types of learning.

The M.Ed. degree program is appropriate for classroom teachers, professionals in a variety of settings and students wishing to pursue graduate-level training in educational psychology.


Online Concentration: The Educational Psychology major includes one optional concentration:

Gifted Education

Students in the Gifted Education concentration will learn about gifted learners, their unique needs and the application of educational psychological principles to the education of gifted learners.

Program Structure

  • 30 minimum total credit hours (33 for the Gifted Education concentration)
  • 10 courses (11 for the Gifted Education concentration)

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application form and fee
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) 
  • Additional admission requirements for the Gifted Education optional concentration:
  • A valid standard teaching certificate or provisional or professional teaching license from the state of Ohio

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Courses for the online M.Ed. in Educational Psychology cover a range of topics relevant for educators and other professionals in roles related to student development. These include child and adolescent development, theories of learning, educational motivation, human development, and psychological theory. Students who choose the Gifted Education concentration will take an additional 18 credit hours of topical coursework, while students who do not select a concentration will complete 15 further credit hours of education and educational psychology electives.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $16,100 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $16,400

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.


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