Educational Psychology

Leadership in Science and Practice

Our department is dedicated to advancing knowledge of human behavior as it relates to education. We train our students to work as teachers, counselors, evaluators, and researchers in educational environments by cultivating mastery of skills in the areas of human development and behavior, psychology of education, learning theory and research and evaluation methods. This year, U.S. News and World Report ranked our department fifth among public institutions and seventh overall. 

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Graduate Programs

Our master’s and doctoral programs explore theory through research and apply data driven approaches in a wide variety of settings. Students gain the skills necessary to make significant impacts in research and education.

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Undergraduate Minor

Our department offers a transcriptable minor in Educational Psychology. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to take our courses as electives, minor in Educational Psychology, and/or participate in EDP research.


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Educational Psychology Alumnus Uses Quantitative Methods Skills to Make a Difference in Education

Nancy Smith, who earned her Ph.D. in quantitative methods in 1997, shares how her degree in education impacted her career and has allowed her to make a difference for others.

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Professor Kevin Cokley Selected as a Fellow in UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Cokley's induction into the Academy distinguishes him as a top educator in the UT System, and recognizes his leadership and commitment to improving teaching and fostering instructional innovation.

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Psychological and Educational Assessment Center

The University of Texas at Austin Psychological and Educational Assessment Center (PEAC) is a training center for the graduate programs in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, and a resource for people who are seeking assessment for possible learning difficulties or conditions that may affect learning.

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Texas Child Study Center

The Texas Child Study Center (TCSC) was founded by Kevin Stark, professor in School Psychology in the Educational Psychology Department. TCSC is a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center and the College of Education at UT Austin, and provides evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities.