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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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Academic Programs

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Educational Psychology Programs



EPSY offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education and University Studies, with one of three focuses.


Graduate Programs

The department of Educational Psychology offers a range of professional graduate degree programs.



EPSY offers a wide variety of online programs and courses to many the diverse needs our students.

Educational Psychology Teacher Teaching Students


Undergraduate students have the opportunity to complete certificate programs while completing their degree requirements.


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

– Stephanie Haetchen ’12
Special Education Programs


Educational Psychology

Research & Outreach


The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is engaged in exciting, cutting-edge research in school, home and community settings. With over $22 million in external funding expenditures last year, the department has significant initiatives that examine educational achievement, social support and mental health issues across various ages and demographics.

Nationally and internationally recognized for their research excellence, the Center for Disability and Development (CDD) as well as the Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDDLLA) lead the way in reducing barriers to equity in health and education.


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Research by the numbers 2017

New Awards: $22,318,679

Annual Budgeted: $10,139,154

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Qatar Foundation

Shen Zen University

United Way

Texas Health and Human Services

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Texas Workforce Commission

Department of Defense

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Justice

US Department of Education

Center for Disability and Development (CDD)

Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDDLLA)

Counseling and Assessment Clinic (CAC)

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