Graduate Programs


The master’s program in Educational Psychology at The University of Toledo is a great fit if you’re interested in: 

  • Creating learning environments that maximize student engagement 
  • Promoting diversity, safety and acceptance in your school or workplace 
  • Research on topics such as reasoning, comprehension, motivation and bullying and violence prevention 
  • Investigating the cognitive, motivational and affective mechanisms of learning, development and instruction across a range of contextual and cultural settings 
  • A focus on teaching and learning at colleges, universities, research centers, school districts and nonprofit organizations 

UToledo’s Educational Psychology faculty members have a depth of knowledge in the psychological dimensions of education, teaching, learning and human development. Our students learn theories and concepts that allow them to apply research-tested practices in the real world. 

Top Reasons to Study educational psychology at UToledo

  1. Flexibility.
    UToledo’s Educational Psychology graduate program caters to working professionals. Enroll in on-campus, evening classes as well as online courses you access at your convenience. 
  2. Unique program.
    Our master’s program emphasizes the sociocultural nature of learning and development. They are deeply rooted in theoretical foundations. But the program also explore individuals’ cultural context and personal characteristics and how they impact development and motivation. 
  3. Follow your passion.
    Tailor your master’s program to suit your goals and interests. Graduate students choose their own research subjects; they aren’t pigeonholed into faculty members’ research areas.
  4. Learn theory and real-world applications.
    Research methods in educational psychology traditionally emphasize quantitative research. Our program is distinctive in that our students explore both qualitative and quantitative methods. We stress the importance of real-world applications and using research questions to drive methodology and practice.   
  5. One-of-a-kind peace education concentration.
    UToledo is one of the few universities in the U.S. to offer a unique foundations in peace education concentration. The University also hosts a Center for Nonviolence and Democratic Education.  
  6. Hands-on practice.

    UToledo Educational Psychology graduate students apply their knowledge by: 

  7. Faculty collaboration.

    UToledo master’s of Educational Psychology students have ready access to our faculty members. Students have opportunities to research, present at conferences and co-author publications with faculty. 

UToledo students in the Educational Psychology graduate program develop their own areas of specialization and research.

They collaborate with faculty who have been recognized nationally and internationally for expertise in:  

  • Prevention, intervention, active response and recovery in targeted violence and suicide 
  • Sociological influences on human development 
  • Culture, identity and development 
  • Urban and international education 
  • Equality and social justice 
  • Personal epistemology 
  • Motivation 


What jobs can I get with an educational psychology degree?

Graduates of the master’s  degree programs in Education Psychology establish careers in: 

  • Academic and applied research
  • Government agencies 
  • Nonprofit research organizations 
  • Professional development
  • Teaching 

Our alumni have been hired as: 

  • Educator, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Toledo, Ohio 
  • Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. 
  • Scientific editor and college communicator, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 
  • Curriculum assessment specialist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
  • Adjunct lecturer, College of Liberal Arts, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis  
  • College of Nursing faculty, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 
  • Director of ESL program, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D. 






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Last Updated: 11/16/23