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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:

Research, Measurement and Statistics

Ph.D.  in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Research, Measurement and Statistics


The Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology with a emphasis in Research, Measurement and Statistics (RMS) focuses on a broad range of quantitative and methodological issues, including multivariate statistics, item response theory, generalizability theory, hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation modeling, time series analysis, growth modeling, and Monte Carlo study.

RMS faculty are leading scholars who have earned international recognition. They recently instituted Summer Statistics Workshops attract students and faculty from around the state and across the nation. RMS faculty not only engage in the development and application of cutting-edge quantitative research methods, but they are also committed to training the next generation of methodologists. Graduates with this specialization are in demand for higher education academic positions and school- and industry-based jobs in measurement and evaluation. RMS graduates hold positions at many major universities and research agencies.

ADMISSIONS DEADLINES


Oct. 15 (spring admission) and Mar. 15 (summer & fall admission)

To be admitted to a graduate program, you must apply to the EPSY department and Texas A&M University.

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Program Details


Degree: Doctorate in Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Research, Measurement and Statistics
Degrees Offered: Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 72 hours

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Core Curriculum


Ph.D. Curriculum

PREREQUISITE COURSES (3 credits each)

EPSY 602*: Educational Psychology
EPSY 622*: Measurement and Evaluation in Education
EPSY 635*: Educational Statistics
EPSY 636*: Techniques of Research
EPSY 673*: Learning Theories

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

OTHER COURSES

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.

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