Master On Campus

Educational Psychology and Research

University of Kansas

12 months
19826 USD/year
18527 USD/year
8056 USD/year
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The Master's degree in Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Kansas offers graduate students two unique program specialization tracks: 1) Development & Learning; or 2) Research, Evaluation Measurement & Statistics. Students enrolled full-time typically complete the program in 2-3 years.


The Development & Learning track prepares graduate students for work in schools, nonprofit agencies, and other applied settings, or for future doctoral training. The program includes coursework in the areas of human development, learning and cognition, and educational research methods, as well as completion of a data-driven master's thesis.

Learning outcomes

The Educational Psychology and Research (REMS) track at University of Kansas prepares graduate students for careers in quantitative methodologies. The program includes coursework in research methods, program evaluation, classroom assessment, measure development, and statistics.

Benefits of the program include:
  • Program Reputation - KU’s Master's degree in Educational Psychology & Research is offered through the KU School of Education, which was recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools.
  • Focus on Diversity - A premier learning and research institution committed to full participation of previously excluded or neglected classes of people on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, and status as a veteran. Learn more about KU's Office of Diversity & Equity.
  • Available Funding - Most first-year students in the Master's degree in Educational Psychology & Research are offered a 20-hours-per-week Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position with the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE).
  • Vibrant Campus Environment - In the heart of the United States, the city of Lawrence revolves around the University and its students.

Programme Structure

Students must take at least one course in each of the five core areas. Examples of courses include:

  • Learning and Instruction - EPSY 704: Advanced Educational Psychology: Learning Processes in Education
  • Human Development - EPSY 705: Human Development Through the Life Span
  • Research and Evaluation Methods* - EPSY 715: Understanding Research in Education (*All students must take EPSY 715 to satisfy this core course requirement.)
  • Measurement - EPSY 725: Educational Measurement
  • Statistics - EPSY 710/711: Statistical Analysis Lecture & Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

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General requirements

  • The University of Kansas is a great place to pursue a graduate degree, since graduate education is central to KU’s mission of learning, scholarship and creative activity.  We invite you to explore our graduate degree information, review our student resources, and learn more on our knowledgeable faculty and the vibrant community of Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Please note that KU does not accept paper applications for admission.  The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form.  Not sure of how to proceed? We’ve created a Graduate Application Checklist, just for you!
Completed bachelor's or master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or a related area.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; and (if applicable) minimum graduate GPA of 3.5
  • Official GRE general exam scores (taken within the last five years) 
  • Personal statement
  • Proof of English proficiency: IELTS-Academic (6.0 total score)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19826 USD/year
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  • National

    18527 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8056 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8056 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Annual tuition for 18 credits

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 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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