Ph.D. in Educational Psychology: Emphasis in Learning Design & Technology
Ph.D. students in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Learning Design & Technology will 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, including 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.
Our program is highly valued by employers; our graduates find their skills in great demand, and have gone on to 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 deadline: December 1 for the following 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.
The Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Learning Design & Technology is a part of the Learning Sciences Division (LS), which operates within the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) and the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) at Texas A&M University.
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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Frequently Asked Questions
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Can my Application fee be waived?
Yes. This fee may be waived only in exceptional cases for low-income applicants and McNair Scholars. To receive the waiver, you must submit an awards letter from your current school’s financial aid office showing the award of a Pell Grant. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) from a current FAFSA can also be submitted to show financial need. McNair Scholars must submit a letter from their McNair Program Director verifying their status as a McNair Scholar in good standing to receive the fee waiver. Submit this information to email@example.com and include your major of interest and term of application. Waiver of the $90 international application fee is not available.
Statement of Purpose Essay
All applicants must complete the Essay, Statement of Purpose and explain the following:
- Why you applied to this program
- Academic background and training
- Potential for graduate study
- Research experience
- Other relevant professional experiences
I want/need a Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship – how do I apply?
Please note that we cannot guarantee any financial assistance to any student. We will contact all admitted students about the process for applying for all available assistantships. This is a separate process from applying for admission. The department and programs will choose students to be nominated for Graduate Diversity or Graduate Merit fellowships. These fellowships are only open to U.S. citizens. Please do not ask to be nominated for one of these fellowships as the program will determine which students are competitive for these awards.
How do is submit my letters of Recommendation?
The GraduateCAS online application includes a Recommendations section where you must add your recommenders’ information. Once you have saved the recommendation requests, GraduateCAS will contact each recommender via email to request the completion of the recommendation form and letter of recommendation. We require three letters of recommendations and they must be submitted directly by recommenders through the electronic system.
Is there an admissions cycle for Spring semester?
No. For our Ph.D. programs we only have admissions in fall semesters.
What are the typical program costs?
Please note, you must update the program hours.
Can you guide me through the application process?
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