Educational Psychology: Specialization in Research, Measurement and Statistics (M.Ed./M.S.)

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Masters students in Learning Sciences develop expertise in one of two programs:

  • Cognition, Creativity, Instruction, and Development (CCID) or in
  • Research, Measurement, and Statistics (RMS)

Masters students in CCID focus on how development, intelligence, and creativity affects:

  • What we learn
  • How we learn
  • How we can help people become more effective learners

The RMS emphasis focuses on advanced quantitative analysis methods. The Learning Sciences Masters has a close affiliation with the Ph.D. program in Learning Sciences. Masters programs in Learning Sciences usually require a commitment to full-time study on campus. Students may choose to pursue either an M.Ed. or an M.S. degree.

M.Ed. Degree

M.Ed. graduates become educated consumers of educational research. This research utilizes the design, evaluation, and improvement of varied learning environments. Graduates become leaders in instructional settings.

M.S. Degree

M.S. graduate studies reflect an emphasis on research, culminating in a thesis. Students delve deeper into research methods, statistics, and areas related to their thesis topic. Graduates are well-positioned to pursue Ph.D. degrees.

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Educational Technology (EDTC)

Cognition and Creativity Focus

Research, Measurement and Statistics (MERITS)


Learning Science’s Masters students gain knowledge and develop skills in:

  • Learning and Cognition
  • Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Intelligence and Creativity
  • Measurement
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics

Core Curriculum

Course Course Title Credit Hours
EPSY 602 Educational Psychology 3
EPSY 622 Measurement and Evaluation in Education 3
EPSY 635 Educational Statistics 3
EPSY 636 Techniques of Research 3
EPSY 646 Issues in Child and Adolescent Development** 3
EPSY 647 Lifespan Development** 3
EPSY 673 Learning Theories 3
Elective Courses in RMS & CCID   14-18
Total Hours*   32-36

* University Minimum Credit Hour Requirement = 36 for M.Ed., 32 for M.S.

**Choose one of these Human Development courses.

Note: Core course requirements may be waived for students who have comparable previous coursework or demonstrate requisite knowledge and skills. Students who feel that they meet these criteria should consult with their advisor.