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Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation is a 48-hour plus dissertation doctoral program.

Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation is a 60-credit doctoral program, including the dissertation. We admit students with a Bachelor's or Master's degree. Students entering the program with a Bachelor's degree will be required to complete an additional 18 credits for a total of 78 credits.

Students can complete the program part-time or full-time. Full-time students are eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship, which includes stipend and tuition.

You can expect devoted mentorship from program faculty in learning theories, applied data analysis, research methods, and program evaluation. See links below for more information on our program of study, faculty, and students. Please contact the Graduate Program Director for more information!

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Ph. D. Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation

Designed to prepare you for becoming scholars, practitioners, and educators in program evaluation, assessment, and research methods.

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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.

Priority Application Deadline: February 1

Applicants may apply throughout the year, but we have a priority deadline of February 1 for Fall admission and for Graduate Assistantships. GREs are not required.

Faculty & Student Research

Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation (EPPE)'s innovative faculty participate in extensive research throughout a variety of learning theories to enhance student success inside the classroom. Check out how our Professor Dr. Perez explain his research into student motivation by watching the video. Click on core faculty to meet the rest of our team at EPPE.

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Alumni Updates

Melissa Quackenbush

Melissa Quackenbush

Graduated Fall 2021

Organization: Paramus Public Schools, NJ. Position: District Supervisor of Humanities (Grades 5-12: ELA, ESL, Social Studies, and World Language).

Delaram Totonchi

Delaram Totonchi

Graduated Spring 2022

Organization: University of Virginia, (Curry) School of Education and Human Development, Motivate Lab. Position: Research Scientist.

Yuanyuan Yue

Yuanyuan Yue

Scheduled to Graduate Summer 2022

Organization: ASML, Semiconductor Industry, San Jose, California. Position: Technical Learning Expert.

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