University of Northern Colorado

Educational Psychology

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The Educational Psychology program at the University of Northern Colorado provides the student with a solid foundation in theory and research as it relates to learning, cognition, motivation, social and cultural factors, and educational assessment. The student will gain the skills to critically read, evaluate, and write about research relevant to his or her particular area of specialization.

The Masters of Arts program provides the student with a clear understanding research methods and statistics in order to write a capstone paper or conduct original research to fulfill the requirement of a Master’s Comprehensive Examination. The program prepares students to enter PhD programs in Educational Psychology or related fields, or to work in educational research, evaluation, or assessment in a variety of public and private educational contexts.

The Doctoral program provides the student with a clear understanding research methods and advanced statistical techniques in order to engage in three major research experiences, culminating with the doctoral dissertation. Our doctoral program in Educational Psychology also involves solid training in college teaching. Our doctoral program trains students in the scholar-teacher model for academic positions in higher education, to work within school systems and departments of education, and to apply their knowledge of educational theory and research to private industry or consulting.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Marilyn Welsh, PhD
Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Programs
School of Psychological Sciences
Telephone: (970) 351-2236


Degrees Available