Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

Our educational psychology program will prepare you for careers in research and education. You can work for colleges and universities in faculty or research careers, school systems in evaluation or research roles, state and federal agencies, business and industry, private research and development organizations, as well as other educational and developmental settings.

Our students conduct original research in educational psychology areas including human development, learning theories, identity development,  and more.

This program is offered on campus only.

Coursework - 79 hours

Our program is flexible enough to allow you to tailor your coursework to best meet your learning needs.  In consultation with your advisor, you select 90 hours of coursework to complete the doctoral program.  Most students distribute their coursework as follows:

  • Core courses - 21 hours

  • Specialty courses - 9 hours

  • Foundations courses - 6 hours

  • Research courses - 15 hours

  • Dissertation - 10 hours

  • Transfer courses - 30 hours

    • Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred in to the program (usually from a Master’s degree).  Alternatively, you can take additional elective hours for this section with the approval of your advisor.

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Visit Auburn’s Graduate School homepage for checklists, resources, valuable graduate student information and to begin your application. Please contact department faculty listed above with program-specific questions.

Last updated: 11/23/2023