Educational Psychology (M Ed)

This degree is a master of education in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in educational psychology.

This degree is part of the educational psychology program, housed in the Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology.

Student Learning & Well-Being Focus

best-online-programs-grad-education-2016Students can focus on students learning and well-being within the educational psychology emphasis area. This track is 100 percent online. For more information,go to Mizzou Online.

Degree Requirements

The master’s degree program requires at least 33 credit hours. Students enrolled in the master of education take a four-hour comprehensive exam at the end of the program.

Please note, the master of arts (MA) is the preferred degree for students who intend to pursue a doctor of philosophy.

Master’s students must have completed or plan to complete 15 hours of prerequisite course work. The prerequisite course work is over and above that required for the master’s degree itself and, thus, cannot be counted on the program of study for the master’s degree. Many students will have completed these prerequisites in their undergraduate programs.

For a sample plan of study and course listing, go to the course catalog.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a field not related to psychology will be required to complete 15 hours of prerequisite courses in the behavioral sciences (including an introductory statistics course) either prior to or concurrently with course work in the program. This prerequisite course work is over and above that required for the master’s degree itself and is not counted on the program of study for the master’s degree.

Educational Psychology Master’s Planner


To apply for the student learning and well-being focus, go to Mizzou Online.

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission:

How to Apply

Submit the following documents using the MU Office of Graduate Studies application by Jan. 15 for the next fall cohort:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • CV/resume
  • Unofficial academic transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution in psychology, education or a related major
  • Statement of purpose addressing the following:
    • Describe experiences teaching, designing instruction and engaging in research and how these experiences have prepared you for graduate study. (500-word limit)
    • Describe (1) your research interests that you hope to pursue in graduate school, (2) how these interests match those of specific faculty, (3) your career objectives and (4) how being accepted into MU’s program will benefit your career aspirations. (500-word limit)
  • Tests taken on or after Aug. 1, 2011, should have a combined verbal and quantitative score of 305.
  • TOEFL for international students (preferred score of 580 for paper test, 92 iBT, IELTS 6.5 or higher)
    • Institution code: 6875