Educational Psychology M.A. Program
The Educational Psychology Master of Arts program is designed to develop your understanding of student learning and development, measurement and assessment, and program evaluation in educational environments. The curriculum and research opportunities aim to prepare students for a career in educational research, a position of leadership in a school district, or to further pursue their doctoral studies. We offer students an integrative research and training program with strengths in cognitive development, quantitative, and qualitative methods. Our faculty conduct research in classrooms with teachers and students to better understand how to improve current educational practice, and are also involved in interdisciplinary efforts with faculty from other departments at UC Riverside.
This program is not designed for school counselors or school psychologists. If you are interested in becoming a school psychologist, please see our Ph.D. School Psychology program.
- Start Term: Fall only
- Program Length: Approximately 1-2 years, can be earned at your own pace
- Units: 36-unit minimum/9 classes
- Instruction: In-person on Riverside campus.
- Schedule: Each class meets once a week 4-7pm (Monday-Thursday)
Estimated program cost is $17,430 (in-state)
Out-of-state/international tuition is an additional cost. See the fee schedule here.
All coursework from of our master of arts (M.A.) programs transfers to the Ph.D. in education. For example, if you complete the M.A. in Educational Psychology, you will have already complete one year of coursework for the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at UCR. Shorten your time to a doctorate by completing an M.A. degree with the School of Education today.
Visit our admissions page for more information on application materials and deadlines.
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