Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Psychology & Research Methodology
To attain the expertise needed to address major issues in education, students enroll in our research-oriented doctoral program. This program requires a dissertation and entails 60 hours of graduate credit beyond a completed master’s degree. These credits include 45-50 credit hours of graduate courses and 10-15 credit hours of dissertation research designed by each student with the approvals of his or her advisory committee and the departmental graduate committee.
Each student’s primary area of study includes foundational education courses, specialized education courses, and five research methods courses. Graduate students in educational psychology or gifted education receive credit for courses in which they earn a grade of “B” or higher.
This residential program has rolling admission. Incomplete applications are not reviewed. Applications must be fully complete and submitted (including all required materials) and all application fees paid prior to the deadline in order for applications to be considered and reviewed. For a list of all required materials for this program application, please see the “Admissions” section below.
- July 1 is the deadline for Fall applications.
- November 15 is the deadline for Spring applications.
- March 15 is the deadline for Summer applications.
*Those applicants interested in being considered for any available PhD funding should submit completed applications by December 15 for the following Fall semester.Apply