Master'sEducational Psychology

The Master of Education (MEd) in educational psychology from Wichita State offers several different programs of study: general, higher education / student affairs and customizable specialization options. The program will help you upgrade your career—or start a new one—in a diverse range of settings from K-12 schools and higher education to research and health care. The program is also excellent preparation for pursuing a Ph.D.

You'll be able to create your own program of study—and choose from flexible options, including in-person, online and hybrid courses (in person/online).

Learn how Educational Psychology is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

For admission consideration, applicants must provide:

  • GPA for the most recent 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Evidence of academic competence
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
  • Statements of professional goals and research interests

For complete admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Flexible program lets students balance life while learning how to improve career

In the Educational Psychology program, you can enhance your existing career or start a new one. As director of a local childcare center, Marissa Harris needed to understand why and how children learn, grow and succeed.

Through the program, Marissa honed all those skills while also working and juggling a growing family, courtesy of a flexible evening class schedule.

"The professors were able to deliver an abundant level of high quality education, while continuing to make school less about how you do on a test and more about making sure students really learn the information."


The MEd in educational psychology can be taken in its generalized form, a higher education / student affairs track or in a number of customizable tracks based on your interests and career goals. The degree also has a thesis or non-thesis option.

The non-thesis option requires 33 credit hours of coursework and a written comprehensive examination.

The thesis option requires 32 credit hours of coursework plus an oral examination over the thesis.


A graduate degree from Wichita State's College of Applied Studies will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact in the classroom—and on your career.

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Educational Psychology students meet on campus