Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development), M.Ed. | Online (optional) | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
M.Ed. On Campus Online

Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development)

12 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Become an expert in basic human development and learning and motivation, or focus on gifted and creative education or quantitative methods. With flexible core classes, you will be able to study a research area that suits your needs. The Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development) program is offered at the University of Georgia.


A large portion of our Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development) program at the University of Georgia involves in-depth research and analysis, and you will graduate with a strong grasp of your chosen topic and the research experience to be a leader in your field. Our graduates are consistently recognized for their innovative work, which covers diverse topics such as the impacts of curriculum and beliefs on learning, empirical studies of student behavior, new methods of assessment, and pushing the boundaries of giftedness and creativity.

Graduates of our program typically go on to careers in various non-clinical educational, training, or research support settings in schools, the military, or colleges and universities.

About the Program

This program is available on campus and in a fully online format. Both will enhance your knowledge of human development, learning, and motivation.

Because we have a rigorous but fixed number of required courses within and outside the department, you may create personalized programs of study suited to your interests. Our student researchers tackle diverse topics such as children placed at risk for learning difficulties; the development of science, mathematics, and literacy skills; and instruction in preschools.

Our online Applied Cognition and Development emphasis accepts a cohort of 10 students each year, which provides individualized attention. Our graduates improve education through research, implement projects in schools, and apply research and methods to a variety of settings. A minimal number of required courses allows you to create your own program of study, choosing from:

  • Learning with technology
  • Learning across the lifespan
  • Qualitative approaches to education
  • Development of high intellectual capability


  • Faculty are Fellows of the American Psychological Association
  • Find programs in Athens and online
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio
  • Programme Structure

    Our faculty members are experts in an array of fields, including:

    • Emergent reading, vocabulary, and oral language development
    • The development of mathematics strategies and mathematics achievement
    • Cultural influences on motivation and achievement
    • Early intervention
    • Economic disadvantage

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    33 SCH


    On Campus, Online

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • While completing your Graduate School application, note that your three letters of recommendation should be from individuals who can evaluate your scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably, at least two of the three letters will be from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24676 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      24676 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      8698 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Athens

    720 - 1170 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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