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Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation (Education, Ph.D.)

This program is designed to prepare you for becoming scholars, practitioners, and educators in program evaluation, assessment, and research methods. Doctoral students integrate theory and analysis to develop the theoretical foundation and technical skills required for research and evaluation-oriented careers. Educational Psychologists apply psychological principles to formal and informal learning settings, with children through adults, to promote the success of students in learning environments.

Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation (Education, Ph.D.)


Description


What is Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation at ODU like?

This program is designed to prepare you for becoming scholars, practitioners, and educators in program evaluation, assessment, and research methods. Doctoral students integrate theory and analysis to develop the theoretical foundation and technical skills required for research and evaluation-oriented careers. Educational Psychologists apply psychological principles to formal and informal learning settings, with children through adults, to promote the success of students in learning environments.

Program Highlights


What makes Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation at ODU unique?

  • Full time students are support by Graduate Assistantships

  • Renowned faculty

  • Mentorship intensive

  • 48 hour program plus dissertation work

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

$89,960

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Data Scientists

$96,770 (Approx)

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.

Training and Development Managers

$125,920

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

Education Administrators, Postsecondary

$115,200

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate student instruction, administration, and services, as well as other research and educational activities, at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation at ODU?

FOUN 830:
Theories of Learning and Instruction


The course consists of critical discussion and analysis of major learning theories that have influenced learning and instruction in today

FOUN 835:
Motivation in Education


CLASS MEETS IN ED2 3148

FOUN 813:
Program Evaluation in Education


Examines procedures and problems in the design and utilization of program evaluation in education. Identifies evaluation purposes and the methods of evaluation especially as affected by organizational behavior, ethical considerations, and political influences. Evaluation methodology includes, but is not limited to, design considerations, data utilization, and teacher evaluation. Both quantitative and qualitative strategies will be covered.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

There are two paths for admission into the EPPE Program: entrance with a Masters' degree and entrance with a Bachelor's degree. Prospective students seeking admission to the Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Educational Psychology and Program Evaluation should submit an application that meets the following guidelines:

  1. Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  2. Complete and submit an online application. There is a non-refundable application fee for applications to any ODU graduate program.
  3. Complete a Statement of Purpose essay that discusses evidence of your motivation, competence, and potential as a graduate student/scholar. Address why you fit the program, which faculty you would like to work with and why, as well as how the program will help in your career goals. You may also clarify aspects of your academic record, if needed, in the statement of purpose (e.g., a hardship you faced that led to poor performance in a semester).
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation from professional sources capable of commenting on your readiness for advanced graduate study. It is advisable to have at least one letter from a current or former professor you've taken a class with or worked with.
  5. Submit a scholarly writing sample that showcases your verbal and analytical skills/potential. The writing sample may also demonstrate your quantitative skills/potential. Examples include a course paper, technical report, conference paper, journal article, or thesis. If you do not have a scholarly paper to submit or think that you could submit a higher quality original writing sample, we can provide a prompt for you to respond to for the writing sample.
  6. We encourage applicants whose native language is not English to apply. Applicants whose native language is not English may need to submit a current score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). More information on the English Proficiency Requirement can be found here: https://www.odu.edu/admission/proficiency
  7. Selected applications will be asked to participate in a 30-minute phone interview with program faculty to discuss your goals, qualifications, and interest in the program.
  8. GRE scores are optional. We are interested in your verbal, quantitative, and analytical skills/potential. GRE scores may be one means of demonstrating aptitude and potential in these areas for some applicants. If you do not submit your GRE scores, we will look for evidence of your aptitudes and potential in your transcripts, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, writing samples, and in the interview.
  9. EPPE is committed to social justice and equity. We encourage submissions from diverse applicants. That is, we encourage diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, and age, among others.

    We have a priority deadline of February 1 for fall admission; however, applications are accepted year-round, and students may start the program year-round.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ASOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Tony Perez PhD


Location:

2300 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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