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Educational Psychology

The Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology is designed to educate students to conduct basic and applied research, critically analyze the processes of learning and education, develop and evaluate instructional methods, and formulate educational policies and programs.
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The Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology is designed to educate students to conduct basic and applied research, critically analyze the processes of learning and education, develop and evaluate instructional methods, and formulate educational policies and programs.

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Degree Offered

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

Full-time
2 Specializations

Admissions Deadlines

December 15 for fall enrollment
(No spring enrollment)

The goal of the Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center is to develop students who will improve policy and practice in education and related fields. Students will be able to conduct basic and applied research, critically analyze the processes of learning and education, develop and evaluate instructional methods, and formulate educational policies and programs.

The mission of the Educational Psychology doctoral program is to provide a broad-based education to doctoral students in two specializations: (1) Learning, Development, and Instruction, and (2) Quantitative Methods & Educational Policy Analysis. 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.

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The Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center is seeking a tenure-track or tenured faculty member in quantitative methods, broadly conceived as including statistics, measurement, and research design. 

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Joan M. Lucariello

Executive Officer and Professor, Educational Psychology; Professor, Psychology

Kelvin Wallace

Assistant Program Officer/Academic Program Coordinator, Educational Psychology