PH.D. IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY WITH an EMPHASIS IN Developmental Sciences
The Program offers a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (EPSY) with an emphasis in Developmental Sciences. The study of Developmental Sciences adheres to the belief that psychological theory and empirical research can inform and improve education and human development by increasing our understanding of how people learn, develop, think, and solve problems.
Developmental Sciences scholars intertwine theory, teaching, and research methods to study and assess:
- How people learn, adapt, and develop within their environmental contexts as they progress from infancy to adulthood.
- How to identify the learning processes of the knowledge and skills needed to improve learning and social-emotional
- The implementation of emerging research-based techniques into application within classrooms and outside school walls.
- Learning and development outcomes, the effectiveness of instruction, and conduct and analyze research that extends our
knowledge base of these processes.
- The connection between cognition, social, and biological processes throughout development.
Our program focuses on mentoring scholars who develop theory, study new approaches, and use quantitative and qualitative
methods to conduct research, all with the goal of developing innovative real-world applications.
This program curriculum will build:
- Understanding of how research impacts one’s area of interest
- Awareness of ways creative thinking can provide a competitive advantage in problem-solving
- Deeper understanding of learning and instruction
December 1 for the following fall semester
* An alternate application deadline of April 1 is available for the Educational Psychology Ph.D. programs. Note that applications submitted by the December 1 deadline will receive priority in the review process and may have access to more funding opportunities.
Students select committee members and develop a degree plan, which must be submitted for approval. Applicants must follow all departmental admission requirements.How to Apply Apply Now
The PhD Program in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Sciences is a part of the Learning Sciences Division (LS) which operates within the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at Texas A&M University.
Degree: Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Developmental Sciences
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Credit Hours: minimum 64 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions
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I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.
Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?
Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following departments: Office of Graduate Studies Financial Aid