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 sixth among public institutions and eighth overall.
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.
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.
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.