M.Sc. On Campus

Educational Psychology

George Mason University

12 months
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
524 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Educational Psychology at  George Mason University helps people to realize optimal conditions for learning in settings such as education, business, government, competitive sports, community building, and the military.


When we educate ourselves, whether it is in school or the workplace or during recreation, we make better decisions and have more background knowledge to draw from, which in turn, improves the lives of ourselves and those around us. 

Learning is important to all professional disciplines, and Educational Psychologists are committed to enhancing this life-long learning.

Educational psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of human learning. The study of learning processes, from cognitive, social, emotional, and developmental perspectives, allows researchers to understand individual differences in intelligence, cognitive development, affect, motivation, self-regulation, and self-concept, as well as their role in learning. 

The field of educational psychology relies heavily on research methods, including testing and measurement, to enhance educational activities related to instructional design, classroom management, and assessment, which serve to facilitate learning processes in various educational settings across the lifespan.

The mission of the Educational Psychology program from George Mason University is to develop professionals who:

  • apply principles of learning, cognition and motivation to vital problems in the area of education in a variety of settings;
  • develop a solid understanding of research, assessment, and evaluation methodologies; and
  • develop an analytical and scholarly approach to critically assessing theoretical perspectives, research, and practice within and across content domains

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Perspectives on Achievement Motivation
  • The Neuroscience of Learning and Cognition
  • Theories of Learning and Cognition
  • Principles of Learner Motivation
  • Data-Driven Decision Making for Continuous Educational Improvement
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Development of Assessments
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Analysis and Interpretation of Assessment Data
  • Special Topics in Educational Psychology
  • Creativity and Cognition in the Arts and Media
  • Human Development
  • Culture and Intelligence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    524 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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