12 months
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Educational Psychology 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. 

The Educational Psychology program at the University of California, Riverside is 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
  • 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

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upload an unofficial transcript for every college and university attended in the application prior to submitting/paying the application fee.
  • Acquire three letters of recommendation from academic sources.
  • The Statement of Purpose is your opportunity to discuss your intent for pursuing a degree in this particular graduate program and how it aligns with your career objectives. In addition to clearly stating your career objectives and intentions for pursuing a graduate degree in this particular program, please speak to how the coursework is connected to your career goals and objectives.
  • The Personal History Statement is about your background, culture, economic and social experiences, and how those elements have led you to pursue a graduate degree.
  • The writing sample should be a final class paper submitted for a previous course on any topic. Not to exceed 30 pages.
  • Request TOEFL or IELTS scores electronically from the testing center to be sent to UCR.

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.


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