Eastern Michigan University’s online master’s program in educational psychology ranks among nation’s best

No. 3 listing reflects excellent coursework, experiential learning opportunities and flexibility

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s online program in educational psychology has been ranked among the nation’s best by a website that offers national advice and perspective to those seeking an online psychology degree.

 Online Psychology Degrees recently voted Eastern third nationally on its list of the top thirty online programs for 2018. Eastern is the only Michigan school to make the list. 

Factors taken into account to determine a school’s rank included specialized coursework, experiential learning opportunities, affordability, and degree flexibility options, said Pam Belier, a Communications Manager representing Online Psychology Degrees.  

The mission of the Eastern Educational Psychology Program is to prepare professionals who think critically about the ways individuals learn and develop emotionally, cognitively, and socially. Students in educational psychology ask questions, seek answers, and apply those answers in real world situations.

The program currently offers two tracks: the Developing Learner Concentration, and the Research and Assessment Concentration. The Research and Assessment concentration is offered in a hybrid setting, with some required, in-class courses on campus. The Developing Learner Concentration is offered fully online, along with additional certifications in Learning, Motivation and Creativity, and Educational Assessment.

The graduate Educational Psychology programs are part of the Eastern Michigan University College of Education. The College of Education offers a comprehensive range of programs, including bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees (many with online and off-campus options), and extensive non-degree and certification learning experiences.

All professional education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Many programs hold an additional national recognition.  

For more information, please contact the college at emu_coe@emich.edu or by calling 734.487.1414.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.


July 11, 2018

Written by:
Vee Kennedy

Media Contact:
Geoff Larcom