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MS in Educational Psychology

The online Master’s of Science degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Memphis prepares educational leaders for teaching, basic and applied research or other career/professional roles that require an in-depth understanding of human development, learning and cognition, and research and statistics. Designed to meet the needs of professionals and individuals who want/need a graduate degree but cannot attend traditional classes at the university, our online courses will allow you to complete your courses and ultimately earn your Masters degree while accommodating your busy schedules.

Our graduate students come from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of interests and career goals. While many of our students are teachers or prospective teachers, others are school psychologists, school administrators, military personnel, health professionals, ministers, law enforcement officers, social workers, consultants, and people from the business community. Their undergraduate degrees are as varied as their backgrounds. What is common is that our students all share a commitment to research and apply current educational and psychological research to understand and solve contemporary social and educational problems.

Applying for admission involves just a few simple steps. First, a GRE score is required. You should have your scores forwarded directly to the University of Memphis once you've completed the exam. Likewise, there are two application forms: one for the program ( and one for the university, which can be accessed at Just follow the directions with each form. Also, on the departmental application please add ONLINE at number 19, signature line. We review applications to our program two times a year: April 1 and November 1; make sure that you have submitted all the forms and materials by your desired review date.

Please note: This program is not designed for individuals seeking licensure for K-12 schools or wanting to become counselors.

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