Department Programs

Bachelor Of Science in Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology is an undergraduate degree program in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations. It leads to a B.S. degree in educational psychology and is generally referred to as the EPY major.

Educational psychology is the science of learners and learning, including their differences and their development as they grow and change. These differences include changes that are biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial. Educational psychologists are interested in areas that affect students' learning and achievement; such that they are interested in understanding motivation, individual differences in abilities; student exceptionalities, creative thinking, and personality. Educational psychology also involves learning the techniques of the scientific method that apply to our field -- using tests and measurements, statistics, and research methodology. Thus, educational psychology involves a wide range of topics about people, and your major courses are designed to help you learn about these topics while also helping you learn the methods in how knowledge is gained in the field.

Educational psychology is a Bachelor of Science degree program within the College of Education at Mississippi State University. It is designed for people who enjoy helping and working with others. It offers:

You should consider educational psychology if:


You will complete the following as part of your 124 hour degree program:

Planning for your B.S. Degree:


Administratively, the program is located in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations, P.O. Box 9727, Mississippi State, MS 39762. The phone is (662) 325-3426. The departmental offices are located on the fifth floor of Allen Hall. The Department Head is Dr. David T. Morse.

Educational Psychology Faculty

Employment Opportunities

There are many exciting jobs for graduates of the B.S. degree in Educational Psychology. You may view some of these work opportunities at "What Can I do With an Educational Psychology Degree?"