Educational Psychology - Learning and Assessment

The University of Alabama

M.A. Online
24 months
394 USD/credit
394 USD/credit
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Become familiar with the educational assessment and evaluation process as well as underlying psychological theories involved in learning by earning your Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Learning and Assessment.


This online program provides training in cognition and the learning sciences coupled with educational research and program evaluation skills. This program does not lead to certification.The program's online format complements busy schedules. Classes are taught by the same faculty who teach on UA's campus. The program requires a total of 30 credit hours. This degree program is open to educators and non-educators alike. Our recent graduates include:

  • Education professionals
  • Leaders in government agencies related to children and youth
  • Youth ministers and counselors
  • Business managers
  • Individuals working in the social sciences interested in exploring the learning sciences
Our faculty enjoy interacting with a mix of professionals, and students perceive the diverse backgrounds of their classmates as a program strength. For those planning to pursue an educational specialist or doctoral degree in the area of educational research or educational psychology, the MA in Educational Psychology can serve as a transitional degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Education Research
  • Statistical Methods in Education
  • Evaluation of Classroom Learning
  • Evaluation I: Evaluation Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Educational Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Applications accepted year round




30 alternative credits



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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicant data sheet and statement of purpose
  • One transcript for each U.S. or international institution of higher education
  • Admissions test scores less than five years old 
  • The application fee is $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $80 for international applicants
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • Additional application materials (e.g., portfolios, writing samples, responses to essay questions, etc.) required by individual departments
  • International applicants must submit one certified copy in the native language along with certified precise word-for-word English translations of all transcripts, diplomas, and certificates of degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    394 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 394 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    394 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 394 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Educational Psychology - Learning and Assessment
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