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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.

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

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Doctorate in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in:

Learning Design & Technology

PH.D. IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY WITH AN EMPHASIS IN Learning Design & Technology


Ph.D. students in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Learning Design & Technology graduate with:

  • expertise in how technology can address existing educational goals in innovative ways, and
  • a strong skill set in research methods appropriate to the field.

Research in this field focuses on the use of emerging technologies in the design of innovative educational materials. Faculty mentors work with students to develop a program of study tailored to their research interests. This includes opportunities to assist in faculty-led research projects. These typically result in conference presentations and co-authorship on journal publications. Students can also gain college-level teaching experience through an apprenticeship with a faculty member.

The program is highly valued by employers, and our graduates find their skills in great demand. Graduates of the doctoral program find employment as:

  • faculty in higher education,
  • administrators in K-12 school districts, or
  • in industry and higher education as leaders in instructional design, training, or evaluation efforts.

ADMISSIONS DEADLINES


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.

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Degree: Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Learning Design & Technology
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Credit Hours: minimum 64 hours

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