SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Educational pSychology
Participate in excellence-driven programs that empower you with knowledge of curriculum content, pedagogy, instructional design and evidence-based assessments.
Enjoy the opportunity to work with award-winning faculty. Our instructors possess the knowledge and passion to help you succeed.
Experience is vital for educational success. Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research.
Education is what we're known for. Join the ranks of our graduates who have become successful teachers, researchers and statistical analysts in the fields of psychology and education.
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.
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
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
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 $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.