Educational Studies

(Master of Arts)

PhD Ed Studies

Shaping Minds, Shaping Tomorrow: UC's Educational Studies Program

Ready to make a lasting impact in education? The Master of Arts in Educational Studies, at the University of Cincinnati, is a multi-disciplinary graduate degree program designed to provide students with greater understanding of the foundations of education, learning, development, and research in education and social change. Graduates emerge with the skills to generate, apply, and critically assess research, applicable in roles spanning teaching, leadership, and driving positive change in policies, methodologies, and practices within the field.

Our master’s program in Educational Studies offers a comprehensive degree that allows students like you to explore and specialize in various areas of interest. Choose from a range of specialties, including Higher Education Administration, Educational Psychology and Child Study, Applied Research Methods, and Research for Social Change to tailor your education to your unique career goals.

Within our master’s program in Educational Studies, students can tailor their academic journey by choosing from a diverse array of concentrations. These concentrations are designed to provide a well-rounded and specialized education that caters to our students' interests and career goals. Students can choose from one of the following concentrations:

  • Higher Education Administration: Students will focus on content that higher education leaders and college and university administrators are required to be knowledgeable in, as well as provide students with foundational knowledge and innovative solutions that build stronger academic and postsecondary institutions.
  • Research for Social Change: Students will learn research that can make a difference across the full breadth of the educational landscape and community settings. Through multidisciplinary coursework, students gain expertise in research-to-action and educational approaches toward social justice and strengthening of communities.
  • Educational Psychology and Child Study: Students will gain expertise in developmental learning sciences (human learning and development; cognitive and developmental psychology) and the developmental study of children.
  • Applied Research Methods: This concentration prepares students to learn the application and development of quantitative methodologies as tools to gather evidence in the field of education and other social and behavioral sciences.


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7th Best Online Master’s in Educational Leadership (2020,

Why Pursue your Master's in Educational Studies?

We are dedicated to nurturing future educators who will impact future generations at the University of Cincinnati. With a master’s degree in Education Studies, you will gain a deeper understanding of how individuals learn, grow, and flourish. Research is an essential component of academic exploration and instigating significant, positive changes within education and society.

Students completing the master's degree program in Educational Studies may further their career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. Graduates have gone on to work in or advance their careers in settings and organizations such as: 

  • Child and family development and care
  • Educational research
  • Higher education
  • Community-based advocacy
  • Hospital and other health organizations
  • Further study in doctoral programs 
The transparency and expertise of many of the instructors really illuminated how and why we learned what we learned which made transferring those skills to my own practice feel more doable.

Emma Scheetz

Real World Experiences


We know that education is not always found in the classroom. This is why we provide our students with a wide array of opportunities to gain real-world experiences and to study alongside our world-class faculty who are leaders in the field of instructional design and technology. Students will receive opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning and project-based assignments.

Top Research Institution


As a research-intensive university, the University of Cincinnati supports and encourages an active research agenda for faculty. Thus, students are invited to engage in research with faculty at numerous levels. Most faculty have research teams that include master's and doctoral students. Learn more about the types of research opportunities for students in the master's program. 

Apply to our Educational Studies Master's! 

The University of Cincinnati’s master’s program in Educational Studies features an industry-leading experience through a proven curriculum. Interested in learning more? Request more information today!