M.Sc. On Campus

Educational Psychology

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in Educational Psychology at Pennsylvania State University focuses on the study of learning, instruction, and measurement across the life span. 


The learning and instruction emphasis applies the study of cognitive psychology to research on learning and instruction in applied settings like schools. The course of study provides a strong foundation in psychological theory, principles related to instructional applications, and quantitative methodology. 

The measurement emphasis applies cognitive psychology and theories of measurement to test design, instrument construction, scale analysis, and measurement theory. The Educational Psychology program at Pennsylvania State University emphasizes the use of rigorous quantitative methodology in the scientific study of learning, instruction, and measurement in applied settings.


Typically this Educational Psychology program prepares individuals for professions in universities, research institutions, government agencies, and industry. Individuals interested in more clinical applications of psychology, such as counseling psychology or school psychology should contact those specific graduate programs in the Pennsylvania State University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning Processes in Relation to Educational Practices
  • Statistical Applications in Educational Research
  • Group Processes in the Classroom
  • Individual and Group Differences
  • Foundations of Educational Research
  • Current Issues in Special Education
  • Learning and Cognition: Educational Applications
  • Concept Learning and Problem Solving
  • Theories of Learning and Instruction
  • Cognitive Processes in Learning from Multiple Representations
  • The Psychology of Reading

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing. Successful applicants typically score above 500 on both Verbal and Quantitative on the GRE, or above 153 on Verbal and above 144 on the Quantitative sections of the revised GRE.
  • All international applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
  • Typically applicants have at least a 3.0 junior/senior grade-point average (on a 4.0 point scale) and broad undergraduate background including college level mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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    39248 USD/year
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  • National

    23082 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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