The Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology is designed to educate students to conduct basic and applied research, analyze critically the processes of learning and education, develop and evaluate instructional methods, and formulate educational policies and programs. Our goal is graduate students who will improve policy and practice in education and related fields.
The mission of the Educational Psychology doctoral program is to provide a broad-based education to doctoral students in two specializations: (1) Quantitative Methods & Educational Policy Analysis, and (2) Learning, Development, and Instruction. Within the discipline of Educational Psychology, these concentrations represent the most important and core areas of the field. Moreover, all students have course requirements in both areas. In accord with our strong research orientation, all students are mentored in the areas of research design, applied statistics, and psychometrics. Students apply these skills in complex urban environments with diverse populations.
PROGRAM LEARNING GOALS
- Students learn to conduct basic and applied research in educational psychology and related fields.
- Students gain broad-based theoretical knowledge of learning, development and instruction, and how these processes interface with cognition, motivation, technology, and socio-cultural context.
- Students acquire skills in advanced research design and data analysis.
Assistant Program Officer/Academic Program Coordinator