The Department of Educational Psychology has multiple areas of graduate study. These include Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education; School Psychology; Human Development, Culture and Learning Science; and Quantitative Methods.
Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education
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).
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The M.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. programs in Human Development, Culture, and Learning Science (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.
M.Ed. M.A. Ph.D.
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 doctoral program uses a scientist-practitioner model to prepare Ph.D. psychologists to understand and enhance the development of children and adolescents in context. The masters (M.A./S.S.P.) program is designed for students who are interested in a future doctoral training, but first wish to gain experience as a researcher or as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). Our graduates are employed in colleges and universities, school systems, mental health and child guidance centers, medical centers, and independent clinical practice.