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College of Education


Educational Psychology & Research, Ph.D

Educational Psychology and Research, Ph.D.

This program offers two areas of concentration. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin:

Educational Psychology
As a doctoral student in education psychology, you will develop an understanding of both the psychological factors that influence human learning and their relationship to the educational setting. This program is ideal for anyone who wishes to teach or conduct research in higher education, as well as people who are, or wish to become, responsible for classroom learning in other areas of education and industry.

Educational Research
This concentration will prepare you for fields like academia, consulting, and clinical practices. You will build core competencies in measurement and statistics, evaluating programs, research design, test construction, and analyzing data with computer statistical packages. Cognates are available in areas such as learning and cognition, teaching methods, human development, and advanced quantitative techniques. If you have not already attained your master's degree, we encourage you to first enroll in our Educational Research M.Ed. program.