Doctoral Programs

As one of the top educational psychology departments in the country we offer programs geared towards those working in schools, academia, and the corporate world.  Our students have gone on to work as mental health practitioners in veterans affairs clinics, community agencies and student counseling centers; faculty members in the U.S. and abroad; and some have also gone on to work for private corporations.  Whatever your goal is in the realm of educational psychology we are here to help you achieve those goals.

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

The program is aimed in training students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse clinical and research interests. The program is committed to student development and to the integration of science and practice.

Ph.D. in School Psychology

The School Psychology Program prepares health service psychologists for research and practice. Graduates work with children, families, and schools to improve outcomes for all children.

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in:


Bilingual Education

The 75-hour doctoral program in Bilingual Education prepares graduates for university and leadership positions in the field of education, including consultation and evaluation, teacher training and supervision or coordination of programs.

Cognition, Creativity, Instruction & Development

The Ph.D. Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition, Creativity, Instruction & Development. The program focus is on increasing an understanding of creativity thinking and learning.

Educational Technology

Doctoral students with a concentration in Educational Technology graduate with expertise in how technology can address existing educational goals in innovative ways, and a strong skill set in research methods appropriate to the field.

Reserch Measurement & Statistics

The Research, Measurement and Statistics (RMS) specialization focuses on a broad range of quantitative and methodological issues, including multivariate statistics, item response theory, generalizability theory, hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation modeling, time series analysis, growth modeling, and Monte Carlo study.

Special Education

The Special Education (SPED) doctoral program is a full-time course of study that prepares students for academic positions in universities and research institutions. The program offers challenging coursework grounded in the field's most current evidence and the latest advancements in research methodologies. Doctoral students receive valuable research and teaching competencies that provide a competitive advantage upon graduation. All courses are designed to develop a strong background in research.