The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Education concentration in Educational Psychology seeks to advance the understanding of learning, cognition, and human development as these processes apply to educational processes and practices. The Educational Psychology Program is characterized by a strong theoretical and research orientation, the interplay of theory and practice, an interdisciplinary approach, and a commitment to service. Designed for students seeking to become professors or researchers in higher education, it is structured around the three areas of learning and conceptual processes, human development, and applied data analysis and research methodology.
See the Faculty Directory for a list of Educational Psychology faculty.
|EDUC 8103||Contemporary Trends in Educational Research||3|
|EDUC 8104||Epistemology and Method in Educational Research||3|
College-wide Research Method Courses
|Select 15 credits minimum, including at least one course each in statistics, qualitative methods, and research design) from the following:||15|
|Introduction to Qualitative Research|
|Introduction to Statistics and Research|
|Ethnographic Research Methods|
|Intermediate Educational Statistics|
|EPSY 8627||Introduction to Research Design and Methods|
|EPSY 8826||Multivariate Research Methods|
|EPSY 5551||Introduction to Program Evaluation|
Educational Psychology Concentration Courses
|EPSY 8735||Proseminar in Learning||3|
|EPSY 8741||Proseminar in Human Development||3|
|EPSY 8986||Proseminar in Educational Psychology||3|
College-wide Elective Courses
|Select 6-12 credits||6-12|
|Select 6 credits overall including:||6|
|EDUC 9994||Preliminary Examination Preparation|
|EDUC 9998||Dissertation Proposal Design|
|Doctor of Education Dissertation (minimum of 2 credits)|
|Internship: An internship in the form of a research apprenticeship is required.|
Total Credit Hours
Refer to the PhD in Education Program Requirements for additional details. Most courses are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. The length of time to complete the doctoral degree program varies depending upon the number of courses taken each semester. Students may matriculate in either part-time or full-time capacity (except during the Ph.D. residency period).
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