Educational Psychology and Research

Educational Psychology and Research

The graduate programs in educational psychology and research strive to advance the understanding of human development and the science of learning.

Graduate Degrees

The College of Education offers a master's program in educational psychology and research that provides training in both educational psychology and research methods and can also include opportunities to conduct research. The program can be completed on campus or online. Students may further build upon that foundation by pursuing a doctoral degree, choosing from one of two areas of concentration: educational psychology and educational research.

The master’s program will build your research skills, including critical reading of research, use of statistical techniques and the construction, selection and interpretation of cognitive tests. It can serve as an excellent foundation for pursuing a Ph.D. The program also provides essential training for immediate employment in school districts, departments of education, evaluation and research firms, and nonprofits.

The master’s degree offers an on-campus option, designed primarily for students who also plan to earn a doctorate, and an online option, designed primarily for current educators and other professionals. For specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

For more information, contact the College of Education at coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-6732.

Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School. 

This program offers two areas of concentration. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

Educational Psychology: This program is ideal for anyone who wishes to teach or conduct research in higher education, as well as people who are, or wish to become, responsible for classroom learning in other areas of education and industry.

Educational Research: This concentration will prepare you for fields like academia, consulting and clinical practices. You will build core competencies in measurement and statistics, evaluating programs, research design, test construction and analyzing data with computer statistical packages.

For more information, contact the College of Education at coestudy@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-6732.

Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School. 

 

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