COMBINE YOUR PASSION FOR EDUCATION WITH YOUR INTEREST IN HUMAN COGNITION
Learning and cognition are vital to human development. The Ph.D. in Educational Psychology offers an interdisciplinary perspective on education. In this program, you will interact with a variety of sub-disciplines and grow your confidence in statistics and writing for publication. You will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty and conduct hands-on lab research, preparing yourself for success in your field. Start the next step of your journey and apply today!
4 to 7 years
No foreign language credits required
Dissertation is required
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology :: Focus Your Passion
Focus Your Passion
Prior to beginning the program, doctoral students must choose a track. Discover which option works best for your research interests and career goals.
The educational track is focused on human learning, cognition and instruction, and learning technology.
The experimental track is focused on advanced cognition, social cognition and neural mechanisms.
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology :: Careers
Gain the recognition you deserve with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Our program opens many opportunities within the community, in education and beyond.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
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Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology :: FEATURED COURSES
This class is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of educational psychology with an emphasis on the cognitive aspects of modern pedagogy. Topics include a historical introduction to theory, research, and issues in educational psychology through both classic and contemporary readings in the areas of instructional psychology, motivation, measurement, learning, technology, and socialization.
This course examines the psychological principles and scientific knowledge base underlying the major instructional theories. Content includes an evaluation of how current theories and knowledge of human cognition relate to the principles and practices of instructional design and development.
This course presents a comparative and critical study of a number of viewpoints in psychology from early experimental psychology to the contemporary field and organismic theories.
This course covers topics of perception, attention, consciousness, memory, imagery, knowledge representation, language, problem-solving, decision making, and other selected aspects. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between mental processes and the brain. In addition, students will learn to appreciate the scientific methods that are developed to investigate these topics.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.