Educational Psychology, PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Psychology is designed to prepare individuals for educational activities such as instruction, evaluation, test construction, educational research, educational consulting to business and public schools, and university teaching. All students must abide by the codes of ethics of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Educational Psychology offers programs and service courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
A Ph.D. in Educational Psychology will prepare individuals to, among other things,
- Teach and conduct research at universities
- Work at research centers
- Serve as training consults for businesses
- Lead professional development efforts for schools and districts
- Work in state departments of education
- Work in other education institutions such as the Educational Testing Service
- Fall Admissions: March 1st
Applicants must apply to the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School before the program area reviews the applicant’s request for admission. To apply, submit the following materials in a single packet along with the application fee. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.
- Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores (if GPA is lower than 3.0).
- Required Minimum: 140 Quantitative; 146 Verbal Reasoning; Combined score of at least 297; Analytic Writing 3.5
- GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester hours of academic work.
- A written statement of career goals and a resume.
- Congruency between the applicant's career goals and the purpose of the Ph.D. program.
- $50 non-refundable application fee
- International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee
- Completed Online Application
- Three Letters of Recommendation (pdf) indicating a high potential for success in a doctoral research program
- One official copy of transcripts from all accredited college or university attended since completing high school. UNC Alumni need not submit transcripts
- Applications should be submitted to the Graduate School at least 60 days prior to projected enrollment date to ensure adequate processing time.
- The Educational Psychology faculty evaluate applications case by case according to the above preferred guidelines
- The doctoral program contains a common core of courses and three areas of emphasis: Learning and Cognitive Processes, Human Development, and Research, and Measurement. All students must take the common core emphasis area and electives in consultation with the advisor. Students must take a minimum of 67 hours to graduate. A doctoral minor is also available.
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- Roberta Ochsner
- Mark B. Alcorn
- M. Todd Allen
- Theodore R. Bashore
- Kathryn F. Cochran
- Thomas Dunn
- David M. Gilliam
- Carl Granrud
- Nancy J. Karlin
- Paul Klaczynski
- Teresa M. McDevitt
- Elizabeth A. Poscoe
- Michael Phillips
- Eric Peterson
- Kristina Phillips
- Kevin J. Pugh
- Steven Pulos
- Rosann Ross
- Marilyn C. Welsh
- W. Doug Woody