M.A. On Campus

Educational Psychology

University of California, Riverside

12 months
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
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The Educational Psychology Master of Arts program at the University of California, Riverside is designed to develop your understanding of student learning and development, measurement and assessment, and program evaluation in educational environments.


The curriculum and research opportunities aim to prepare students for a career in educational research, a position of leadership in a school district, or to further pursue their doctoral studies. 

We offer students in the Educational Psychology program at the University of California, Riverside an integrative research and training program with strengths in cognitive development, quantitative, and qualitative methods. Our  faculty conduct research in classrooms with teachers and students to better understand how to improve current educational practice, and are also involved in interdisciplinary efforts with faculty from other departments at UC Riverside.

Potential career opportunities:

  • Educational Researcher
  • University Professor
  • Educational Psychologist
  • School Improvement Facilitator
  • Science Content Specialist
  • Assessment Technician

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Human Differences
  • Cognitive Development
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Educational Psychology
  • Principles of Academic Behavior Intervention

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. The degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent in subject matter and scholarship to that offered by the University of California.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or B-equivalent (if GPA is not on a 4.0 scale). We recommend that you check with the graduate program as they may have a higher standard for their GPA requirements. If your GPA is below this, follow up with the graduate program you are interested. Applications are reviewed in their entirety and the program can look at your other components and advise you on potential admission.
  • All applications are initially reviewed by the graduate program before a recommendation is submitted to the Graduate Division for final approval. Please visit your the graduate program's website you are interested in for any program specific requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3814 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Riverside

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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