Programs, Certificates, and Licensure Programs


U.S. News and World Report (2024)

#1Online MS program in Indiana
#15Online MS program in the U.S.
#10 Instructional Media Design(Learning Design & Technology)
#6Curriculum & Instruction
#11Education Administration
#13Special Education

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Purdue’s College of Education offers online and hybrid graduate degree programs to help you advance your knowledge and career. Our programs provide access to our world-renowned faculty and top-quality academics in a convenient, flexible format. 

Online and hybrid students enjoy the same rigorous academic programs as on-campus students, but with a much more flexible class schedule. Assignments, discussions, and other coursework are posted each week in the virtual classroom.  We have the program for you!

The College of Education is a leader in online education at Purdue University

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Master’s Degrees

Applied Behavior Analysis

The Purdue University College of Education’s online Master’s in Educational Studies with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares future behavior analysts who apply the science of behavior analysis across educational systems. The 30-credit program is an online program.

Corporate Training and Communication

Training and learning new skills in professional environments will undoubtedly be essential as we face new challenges. Purdue University’s online Master’s Degree in Graduate Studies in Corporate Training and Communication is designed to teach professionals charged with communicating and leading training efforts in a variety of organizations and contexts. The degree emphasizes the uses of strategic communication and of instructional design and technology in corporate training and development.

Curriculum and Instruction

This 18-month, 30-credit program provides you with essential knowledge to incorporate social justice issues and K-12 STEM education into your role within modern curriculum — two key topics now proven to develop successful learners. The program offers five concentrations in Gifted, Creative and Talented Studies, English Language Learning, Mathematics Education, Educational Technology, and Integrated STEM Education.

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

This program is for K-12 teachers interested in school administration. The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree is coordinated with the requirements for the Indiana Building Level Administrator license. Students complete 21 credits of licensure coursework across three consecutive semesters and then take nine additional credits in research methodology and electives to earn the master’s degree.

Higher Education

Purdue’s Higher Education Systems, Policy, and Leadership concentration is a non-licensure master’s concentration that focuses on preparing leadership-ready graduates who challenge the status quo of PK-22 education both domestically and internationally. This concentration engages students in critical thinking about PK-22 educational systems, leadership, and governance, as well as current issues and policies impacting the internal and external PK-22 educational environments.

Learning Design & Technology

Develop, implement and evaluate multimedia instructional materials, and explore ways to bring instructional design to industries outside of the educational field. You’ll graduate ready to make a positive impact on each and every one of your students in settings from nonprofits to government, and traditional classrooms to conference rooms.

Special Education

Purdue’s online M.S.Ed. in Special Education program combines a unique view of the entire education landscape with practical experience for teaching students with disabilities. In as little as 20 months, this program will give you the skills to plan and administer special education curriculum, facilitate a safe and effective classroom environment, and meet the needs of exceptional children who require highly-skilled educators.

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