About the Department
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 toward 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.
EPSY faculty have averaged $19.3 million annually in new grant awards (2021-2023) sponsored by a range of high profile agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These resources support a growing number of research and outreach efforts and have expanded our capacity to help meet the needs of our community and the state of Texas. The department boasts multiple innovative research labs and clinics, a university-designated center on Dual-Language and Literacy Acquisition, and a federally designated center on Disability and Development.
Vision & History
EPSY was established in 1969, during the creation of the School of Education. EPSY strives to promote and maintain collaborative teaching and research activity within the department and across the School and University. The 1977 Strategic Plan established a four-fold plan for the college in the areas of international activity, technology and high impact research and instructional programs.