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Master's Degree in Educational Psychology & Research at KU

The Master's degree in Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Kansas offers graduate students two unique program specialization tracks: 1) Development & Learning; or 2) Research, Evaluation Measurement & Statistics. Students enrolled full-time typically complete the program in 2-3 years.

The Development & Learning track prepares graduate students for work in schools, nonprofit agencies, and other applied settings, or for future doctoral training. The program includes coursework in the areas of human development, learning and cognition, and educational research methods, as well as completion of a data-driven master's thesis.

The Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) track prepares graduate students for careers in quantitative methodologies. The program includes coursework in research methods, program evaluation, classroom assessment, measure development, and statistics.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s Master's degree in Educational Psychology & Research is offered through the KU School of Education, which was recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools.
  • Focus on Diversity - A premier learning and research institution committed to full participation of previously excluded or neglected classes of people on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, and status as a veteran. Learn more about KU's Office of Diversity & Equity.
  • Available Funding - Most first-year students in the Master's degree in Educational Psychology & Research are offered a 20-hours-per-week Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position with the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE).
  • Vibrant Campus Environment - In the heart of the United States, the city of Lawrence revolves around the University and its students.

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