Educational Psychology

Ball State University

M.A. Online
18 months
40644 USD/year
40644 USD/year
14760 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Whether your ultimate goal is conducting research or working with children directly in the schools, Ball State’s nationally accredited and highly ranked Department of Educational Psychology can provide you with the tools you need to build a successful career.


As our society becomes more sophisticated, so must our attention to education and learning. Graduates of the master of arts (MA) program in educational psychology will be in demand to explain the needs of learners and teachers in all areas and to implement the most relevant and useful forms of testing and evaluation. The potential for growth within this field is considerable.

Our graduates go on to work in a wide variety of settings and have used their degrees to move into more advanced positions within their current professions.

We offer you individual attention, direct mentorship, and field-based learning experiences. You will also have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research projects with nationally recognized scholars. Our classes, both online and on-campus, are taught by leading experts in a wide range of fields including:

  • child and adolescent development
  • human learning and motivation
  • school psychology and school counseling
  • diversity and culturally sensitive education
  • neuropsychology
  • research methods and statistics

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Advanced Educational Psychology

  • Human Learning and Achievement Motivation

  • Psychology of Human Development

  • Child Development

  • Adolescent Development

  • Adult Development and Aging

  • Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research

  • Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a U.S. 4.0 scale (some programs require higher GPAs)
  • You must pay a nonrefundable application fee of $60
  • You must submit documentation regarding all prior academic history of higher education
  • Ball State University requires all international graduate applicants to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL, Pearson's PTE, or IELTS score unless eligible for a waiver. A scanned copy of the score report can be emailed to

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20322 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    40644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20322 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7380 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Educational Psychology
Ball State University