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Educational Psychology, Ph.D.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
See table on this page for application and
admission decision schedule.

Degree Program: Educational Psychology
Degree: Ph.D
Program Code: PHD-EDPY

Department: Individual, Family & Community Education
Program: Educational Psychology


The Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology requires 72 credit hours plus 18 dissertation hours. Doctoral students develop advanced skills in one or more research methodologies. They acquire hands-on research experiences through research internships. The program also offers opportunities to develop college-level teaching skills through teaching internships and assistantships. The program is designed to give students a broad and critical perspective on the psychological factors affecting individuals in schools, other educational settings, and other learning situations throughout the life span. The program also emphasizes critical evaluation and application of research and theory based on a firm grounding in measurement, assessment, research methodology, and quantitative methods.

Vanessa Harris, Ph.D.

Vanessa Harris

Educational consultant and owner of Major Change, LLC

“My degree in educational psychology has provided me with the essential skills to work in the area of student learning, motivation, cognitive development, and assessment. Developmental and motivational theories are the foundation for my business. I have been very fortunate to incorporate various aspects of cognition, motivation and assessment in my workshops and training to higher education administrators and students.”

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Program Information

Application and Admissions

Educational Psychology M.A. and PhD. Application and Admission Schedule

Degree being applied for:Complete Application Dueby:Faculty will most likely make decisionFor admission beginning the
MA or PhDMarch 1April 1Summer or Fall
MA or PhDOctober 1November 1Spring Semester
Combined MA/PhDDecember 1February 14Fall Semester