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.
Doctoral students are expected to be in residence for part of their program but can complete much of their coursework at a distance.
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
Degree: Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Learning Design & Technology
Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Credit Hours: minimum 64 hours
*Select College of Education and update credit hours
PREREQUISITE COURSES (3 credits each)
CORE COURSES (3 credits each)
EPSY 625: Advanced Psychometric Theory
EPSY 640: Experimental Design in Education I
EPSY 641: Experimental Design in Education II
EPSY 646 or EPSY 647: Issues in Child and Adolescent Development or Lifespan Development
EDTC 654 or EDTC 608: Instructional Design or Online Course Design
EPSY 633: Qualitative Research Design and Data Collection
EDAD 623: Advanced Fieldwork Methods
EHRD 656: Narrative Analysis
EPSY 637: Qualitative Grounded Theory Methodologies
EPSY 691: Dissertation Research Hours (Minimum 12 credits)
Electives: (Minimum 16 credits)
Total: 64 credits
*Prerequisite course requirements may be waived for students who have comparable previous coursework or demonstrate requisite knowledge skills. Students who feel they meet these criteria should consult their advisor.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the typical program costs?
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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