Doctoral Programs

The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin is a part of a tier-one research institution that is pushing the boundaries in the fields of education, policy, psychology and health behavior.

Our highly ranked doctoral programs provide research-driven experiences that pair theory and practice in collaborative environments in education, policy and health. Through specialized coursework and critical scholarship, our Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduates are well positioned to go out and change the world. Our industry-leading faculty work closely with our doctoral students, nurturing them as they conduct cutting-edge research and preparing them to become policy makers, researchers, professors and leaders who advance education and health and shape its future in the U.S. and beyond.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Counseling Psychology

Cultural Studies in Education

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education

Educational Policy and Planning

Equity and Diversity in Special Education (EDSE)

Exercise Physiology

​Health Behavior and Health Education 

Higher Education Leadership and Policy

Human Development, Culture and Learning Sciences

Language and Literacy Studies 

Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders 

Learning Technologies 

Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science

Physical Culture and Sport Studies

Physical Education Teacher Education

Quantitative Methods

School/Clinical Child Psychology

Social Studies Education

STEM Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Cooperative Superintendency Program 

Executive in Higher Education Leadership

Graduate Program Contacts

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Stephen Flynn

Curriculum and Instruction
SZB 4.708
(512) 471-3747

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Kelsey Samsel

Educational Leadership and Policy 
SZB 3.308
(512) 475-8580

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Pam Larick

Educational Psychology
SZB 5.708
(512) 471-4155

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Phillip Salazar

Kinesiology and Health Education 
BEL 722B
(512) 232-6015


Alicia Zapata

Special Education 
SZB 3.708
(512) 471-9857

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