University of Alabama Online Master of Arts in Educational Psychology 

Why University of Alabama? 

Applications are now being accepted for the online Master of Arts in Educational Psychology degree program at this extremely big public research university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The university’s College of Education is in charge of administering this program. For your application, no test scores are necessary. It is not necessary for students to have finished any prerequisite curriculum during their undergraduate degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework is required of all students.

Program Snapshot

University Name University of Alabama
Location Tuscaloosa
State Alabama Grade A-
Name of Degree Master of Arts in Educational Psychology 
School or Department Administering Program College of Education
Credits 30
Cost per credit $440.00
Tuition for Entire Program $13,200
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations none
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Introduction to Education Research
  • Statistical Methods in Education
  • Evaluation of Classroom Learning
  • Evaluation I: Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Motivation and Self-Regulation
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Social and Cultural Basis of Behavior
  • Life Span Development
  • Non-Thesis Research
Does the Program Include a Capstone? Yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? No
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Very affordable; lockstep program with cohort structure; large faculty research support
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Knowledge of current theory and practice in cognition and learning sciences
  • Ability to perform educational research and program evaluation
  • Knowledge of social and cultural bases of behavior
  • Knowledge of human development across the lifespan
Program Description The program’s 30 credits can be completed within 2 years, and include both a capstone and an internship. Students learn current theory and practice in cognition and learning science. Graduates gain skills to perform educational research and program evaluation.

What will I Learn?

The area of psychology known as educational psychology is focused on issues related to learning, such as cognitive processes, the learning environment, the interaction between teachers and students, the process of lifelong learning, and other issues. Schools, colleges, community organizations, research facilities, testing companies, consulting firms, and other employers all employ educational psychologists.

The program aims to provide a breadth and depth of curriculum covering knowledge in current theory and practice in cognition and learning sciences, educational research and program evaluation, social and cultural bases of behavior,  and human development across the lifespan.

Students begin the program by studying foundational topics in courses such as Motivation and Self-Regulation,  Learning and Cognition; Social and Cultural Basis of Behavior; Life Span Development. Students gain fundamental skills while taking Introduction to Education Research, Statistical Methods in Education, Evaluation of Classroom Learning, and Evaluation I: Theory and Practice. Students deepen their understanding through coursework in Advanced Educational Psychology. Students are required to take Non-Thesis Research and complete a cumulative research project in order to test and consolidate their knowledge and produce new knowledge to contribute to the field.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 2 years and pay $440.00 per credit for a total of 30 credits, or just over $13,000  for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

Videos of lectures, discussion forums, hands-on problems, technical activities, and other tasks are completed each week by participants. Course materials are accessed through a specialized portal, in a course model known as asynchronous learning. 

The majority of students finish the program in 2 years. Students may begin each semester. All students take the same courses according to the same schedule.


Especially considering its low cost, this program offers exceptional opportunities for collaboration with faculty involved in groundbreaking research in the field. Faculty research projects focus on learning persistence, moral and character development, math cognition, STEM learning, language processing, and positive psychology. Students may be attracted by the program’s structure, which offers the opportunity to learn alongside a cohort of fellow students.