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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 (Ph.D.) degrees in Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

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Educational Psychology Programs



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. Paul Hernandez

Dr. Paul Hernandez

Associate Professor

Office Location: 360 Harrington Tower


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Dr. Paul R. Hernandez received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology: Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment from the University of Connecticut in 2011. His research uses advanced (quasi)experimental and longitudinal designs to study the contextual factors, developmental relationships, and motivational processes that support participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields – particularly for students from historically underrepresented groups. His research interests also include the use of multilevel models, structural equation models, and social network models to study the longitudinal mediated and moderated processes that impact learning and STEM career development outcomes. Dr. Hernandez has received external research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

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