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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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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

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

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Graduate Programs

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

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ONLINE EDUCATION

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

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Certificates

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

FROM OUR FORMER STUDENTS


“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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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.

EPSY faculty have averaged $10.1 million annually in new grant awards (2015-2017) 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.

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COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE & DIVERSITY

EPSY is committed to the continuous improvement of climate, diversity and equity. The college’s three overarching diversity goals are to build individual and organizational capacity; to enhance College climate and to further integrate diversity in all areas of the College; and to systematically evidence and benchmark progress toward CEHD strategy and goal attainment.

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VISION & HISTORY


EPSY was established in 1969, during the creation of the College of Education. EPSY strives to promote and maintain collaborative teaching and research activity within the department and across the College and University. The 1977 Strategic Plan established a four-fold plan for the college in the areas of international activity, diversity, technology and high impact research and instructional programs.

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