The Department of Educational Psychology offers a minor in educational psychology (EDP) to undergraduate students, and master’s and doctoral programs for graduate students. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to take our courses as electives, minor in educational psychology, and/or participate in EDP research. 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.

Undergraduate Minor

We offer a minor in educational psychology (EDP) that is open to all UT Austin undergraduate students. It requires completion of 15 undergraduate credit hours in EDP, at least six of which must be upper-division EDP coursework.

Graduate Programs

Our doctoral program in counseling psychology is scientist-practitioner based, preparing Ph.D. psychologists to work with problems of human behavior in a range of social processes and systems. The master’s program in counselor education prepares counselors to work in academic settings, including schools (K-12) and post-secondary educational institutions (community colleges, colleges and universities).

Please note: The counseling psychology Ph.D. program is not accepting applicants for the doctoral program in Fall 2023. The counselor education master’s program is open to new applicants for Fall 2023.

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The M.Ed., M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Human Development, Culture & Learning Sciences (HDCLS) train graduate students in theories of human cognition, culture, development, language, learning, motivation, social and personality psychology. Graduates are prepared for teaching and research careers in these areas.

The M.Ed. and Ph.D. quantitative methods specializations offer training in modern statistical and psychometric methods to prepare graduates to advance methodological research and to apply those methods to address educational and social science research questions. Our graduates are employed in academia, professional testing organizations, educational research and development agencies, industrial psychology agencies, governing agencies of higher education, state departments of education, and research and program evaluation divisions of large school districts.

The School Psychology Program offers doctoral (Ph.D.) and master’s degrees (Specialist in School Psychology, M.A./SSP). The doctoral program uses a scientist-practitioner model to prepare applied researchers and licensed psychologists to understand and enhance the development of children, adolescents and their caretakers in context. The school psychology master’s program is designed for those who may be interested in future doctoral training, but first wish to gain experience in research or in schools employed as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP).

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