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Educational psychology track

Admission requirements summary

Education, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Indicate specialization: educational psychology
Degree:

Ph.D.
Semester(s)
of entry:

Summer or fall
Deadline
dates:

Feb 1
Test
requirements:

GRE
Special requirements:
Personal interview and writing sample may be requested.

Personal goals statement and professional vitae/resume required.

The educational psychology track is designed to train research-oriented doctoral students who want to promote the success of students in educational environments. Doctoral students will integrate theory and research in the areas of developmental psychology, cognition, social psychology and motivation, assessment, exceptional learners, and diversity to better study learning in schools or school-like settings.

Curricula

For students admitted with baccalaureate degree

Content foundation: 15 credits
EDUS 605 Child and Adolescent Development
EDUS 609 Learning Theories in Education
EDUS 660 Research Methods in Education
PSYC 612 Seminar in Motivation
STAT/SOCY 508 Introduction to Social Statistics

Foundation: 3 credits
EDUS 702 Foundations of Educational Research and Doctoral Scholarship I
EDUS 703 Foundations of Educational Research and Doctoral Scholarship II

Research: 15 credits
EDUS 710 Educational Research Design
EDUS 711 Qualitative Methods for Analysis
EDUS 797 Directed Research (3 credits earned over three semesters)
STAT/SOCY 608 Statistics for Social Research
Research elective

Concentration: 21 credits
EDUS 620 Proseminar in Educational Psychology I
EDUS 621 Proseminar in Educational Psychology II
EDUS 662 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
EDUS 720 Seminar in Cognition and School Learning
EDUS 721 Advanced Seminar in Social Processes in Education
Elective outside the School of Education
Elective

Externship: 3 credits

Dissertation: 9 credits minimum
EDUS 890 Dissertation Seminar
EDUS 899 Dissertation Research (minimum of 6 credits)

For students admitted with a masters degree

Foundation: 3 credits
EDUS 702 Foundations of Educational Research and Doctoral Scholarship I
EDUS 703 Foundations of Educational Research and Doctoral Scholarship II

Research: 12 credits
EDUS 710 Educational Research Design
EDUS 711 Qualitative Methods and Analysis
STAT/SOCY 608 Statistics for Social Research
Research elective

Concentration: 21 credits
EDUS 620 Proseminar in Educational Psychology I
EDUS 621 Proseminar in Educational Psychology II
EDUS 662 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
EDUS 720 Seminar in Cognition and School Learning
EDUS 721 Advanced Seminar in Social Processes in Education
Elective outside the SOE
Elective

Extemshp: 3 credits

Dissertation: 9 credits minimum
EDUS 890 Dissertation Seminar
EDUS 899 Dissertation Research (minimum of 6 credits)

 

 

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