The Ph.D. in Educational Psychology instructs candidates in the theories and practices in Educational Psychology and the Learning Sciences and prepares them with the depth of knowledge and sophistication of methodology necessary for original research contributions in those fields.


The Ph.D. in Educational Psychology requires a minimum of 72 semester hours of graduate credit, and students work closely with an advisor to define a program of study that matches their goals and interests. Coursework includes areas within educational psychology and the learning sciences, including courses in cognition, development, learning theory, instructional design, learning environments, and learning technologies. Other learning opportunities include a research practicum, a minor focus area, and a dissertation in the student’s area of interest.