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Master’s of Science (MSEd) in Educational Psychology & Research Methodology

Students pursuing our Master of Science in Educational Psychology & Research Methodology include:

  • Teachers seeking advanced academic qualifications
  • Educators seeking a provisional certificate in one of the following areas: school services, personnel, administration, or supervision
  • Graduate students whose ultimate goal is a PhD

Thesis and Non-Thesis Option Requirements

Students can choose the thesis or non-thesis option for their degree. Students intending to pursue a PhD typically select the thesis option.

  • The non-thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate courses, typically 33 or more hours in most programs.
  • The thesis option normally requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate courses plus six credit hours of graduate thesis work.
  • Both programs require at least 15 graduate-level credit hours in education at Purdue University.
  • Graduate students in educational psychology or gifted education receive credit for courses in which they earn a grade of “B” or higher.

Program of Study

Each student designs a personalized program of study in consultation with their advisor.

+ Plan of study: Thesis Option

+ Plan of Study: Non-Thesis Option

Additional Requirements

All teachers seeking professional certification should check with their advisor and the Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure.

Further Information

For more details, please contact the College of Education Graduate Office.