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GRADUATE STUDENTS

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

This residential program has rolling admission. Applications must be fully complete and submitted (including all required materials) and all application fees paid prior to the deadline in order for applications to be considered and reviewed. For a list of all required materials for this program application, please see the “Admissions” section below.

  • July 1 is the deadline for Fall applications.
  • November 15 is the deadline for Spring applications.
  • March 15 is the deadline for Summer applications.
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Here are the materials required for this application:

Application Instructions for the Educational Psychology and Research Methodology MSEd program from the Office of Graduate Studies:

In addition to a submitted application (and any applicable application fees paid), all completed materials must be submitted by the application deadline in order for an application to be considered complete and forwarded on to faculty and the Purdue Graduate School for review.

We encourage prospective students to submit an application early, even if not all required materials are uploaded. Applications are not forwarded on for faculty review until all required materials are uploaded.

When submitting your application for this program, please select the following options:

  • Campus and Program Tab:
    • Select a Campus: Purdue West Lafayette (PWL)
    • Select your proposed graduate major: Educational Studies
  • First Choice Program Details Tab:
    • Please select an Area of Interest: Educational Psychology
    • Please select a Degree Objective: Master of Science in Education (MSED)
    • Primary Course Delivery: Residential

Program Requirements

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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 34 credit hours of graduate courses.
  • The thesis option requires a minimum of 31 credit hours of graduate courses plus six credit hours of graduate thesis work.
  • Both programs require at least 17 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.

Plan of Study: Thesis Option

I. Departmental Foundation Requirement

EDPS 53300 – Introduction to Educational Research I: Methodology (3)

II. Primary Area Core Requirements

EDPS 53000 or one of the following three courses in educational psychology (3):

  • EDPS 53600 – Achievement, Motivation, and Performance
  • EDPS 53700 – Prose Learning and Retention
  • EDPS 53800 – School Learning and Instruction

One of the following two courses in measurement (3):

  • EDPS 53100 – Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation
  • EDPS 50500 – Career Theory and Information

Four credits of enrollment in one or more of the following variable credit seminars (4):

  • EDPS 63100 – Applied Educational Research Design Seminar
  • EDPS 63200 – Seminar in Research Procedures in Education
  • EDPS 63300 – Seminar in Educational Psychology

One of the following two statistics courses (3):

  • PSY 60000 – Statistical Inference
  • STAT 50100 – Experimental Statistics I

III. Primary Area Specialization

Three (3) electives by advisement from the chosen specialization (9)

IV. Related Area

Two electives by advisement from an area of study outside of educational psychology (6)

V. Thesis Credits

Multiple enrollments in EDPS 69800 (Research MS Thesis) are expected while working on the thesis. Typically, students take 6-12 hours of EDPS 69800 credit for a masters degree. (6+)
Total Credits: 37+

Plan of Study: Non-Thesis Option

I. Departmental Foundation Requirement

EDPS 53300 – Introduction To Educational Research I: Methodology (3)

II. Primary Area Core Requirements

EDPS 53000 – Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
One of the following two courses in measurement (3):

  • EDPS 53100 – Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation
  • EDPS 53200 – Measuring Educational Achievement

Four credits of enrollment in one or more of the following variable credit seminars (4):

  • EDPS 63100 – Applied Educational Research Design Seminar
  • EDPS 63200 – Seminar in Research Procedures in Education
  • EDPS 63300 – Seminar in Educational Psychology

A graduate-level course in development by advisement (3)
EDPS 59000 – Individual Research Problems (3)

III. Primary Area Specialization

Three (3) electives by advisement from the chosen specialization (9)

IV. Related Area

Two electives by advisement from an area of study outside of educational psychology (6)
Total Credits: 34

Faculty

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Charles R. Hicks Chair Professor, Professor of Statistics (Courtesy) Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 494-9625 Website: Vita
Senior Lecturer Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 496-2354
Clinical Assistant Professor Educational PsychologyEducational Studies
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor Educational Psychology and Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: 765-494-7333
Executive Director, Center for Instructional Excellence & Professor Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Professor Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 494-0093 Website: Google Scholar
Professor Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 494-7247
Professor Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 496-2368
Associate Department Head, Associate Professor Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 494-7295
Interim Department Head, Professor Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 494-7321
Clinical Professor Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 494-8121
Associate Professor Educational Psychology & Research MethodologyEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 494-7347 Website: Curriculum Vitae

Questions?

Course Registration, payment, drops/withdraws, and removing holds:
edgrad@purdue.edu
Career accounts:
ITaP (765) 494-4000