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The Department OF Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts. Our undergraduate programs prepare students to work with children and youth in a variety of community and school contexts. We also offer a range of professional master’s degrees geared towards professionals in schools, communities, and the corporate world. For those interested in doctoral studies we offer Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

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EPSY offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education and University Studies, with one of three focuses.


Graduate Programs

The department of Educational Psychology offers a range of professional graduate degree programs.



EPSY offers a wide variety of online programs and courses to many the diverse needs our students.

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Undergraduate students have the opportunity to complete certificate programs while completing their degree requirements.


“I came to the conclusion that being a special educator is less about whom you teach and more about what you teach.”

– Stephanie Haetchen ’12
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Dr. Linda Castillo

Dr. Linda Castillo

Professor and APA Fellow


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Dr. Linda G. Castillo is a professor in the counseling psychology doctoral program and director of the online school counseling program. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Texas State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah.

Her expertise and research focuses the influence of the acculturation process on Mexican American mental health and educational disparities; marianismo and Latina mental health; and scale development and validity of cultural constructs. She is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Psychology. She has successfully lead two multiyear, multimillion dollar grant projects, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, that focus on college and career readiness of low-income adolescents. She is an active member of the National Latina/o Psychological Association and American Psychological Association.

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