Doctoral Program

Program Requirements

At least 66 credits of coursework plus dissertation must be comleted that satisfies the following requirements:

  • E PSY 630 Statistical Methods II
  • A foundational core of 5 courses (15 credits) at the 500/600 level which include one course from five of the six following areas
    • Development
    • Learning
    • Individual differences and special education
    • Research methods
    • Measurement and evaluation
    • Statistics
  • A doctoral sequence of 9 courses (27 credits) at the 600/700 level. The doctoral sequence must be coherent with respect to student interest and goals and consistent with educational psychology as a scientific discipline. This sequence includes at least one course from five of the six following areas:
    • Development
    • Learning
    • Individual differences and special education
    • Research methods
    • Measurement and evaluation
    • Statistics
  • At least 18 credits in research, distributed in the following way:
    • 12 credits for Research Apprenticeship ( E Psy 797)
    • The remaining 6 credits may be satisfied by masters thesis (E Psy 699), research-based independent study(ies), field research experiences, and/or by additional Research Apprenticeship credits
  • Professional Apprenticeship (E Psy 780) - 3 credits
  • Research tool requirement
  • Pre-dissertation research requirement
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Dissertation