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phd iconEducational Psychology Ph.D.

What you'll learn

Students in the doctoral program in Educational Psychology develop expertise in conducting empirical research in a sub-field of the discipline, such as learning, instruction, motivation, development, cognition, socialization, or applied behavior analysis.

Graduates will be prepared for careers as faculty members in colleges and universities or as research scientists employed in education, government, or business.

Those students who are currently certified or licensed in fields such as teaching, nursing, speech pathology, physical therapy, counseling, or school psychology will enhance their practice by becoming an expert in research applying psychological science to questions about learning and behavioral change.

Course description

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Sandy Vaughn

  • Fall » Jan. 15 (priority deadline of Dec. 1)
  • Spring » Does not admit
  • Summer » Does not admit
Entrance Test

GRE (verbal, quantitative and analytical subtests required) — An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive.

GRE scores may not be more than five years old at the time of application.

Undergrad GPA 3.30 (applicants for concurrent master's/Ph.D. admission must have minimum undergraduate GPA 3.30)
Recommendation Letters 3 letters — two of the three letters should come from academic sources
Other Supporting Materials

goals statement, resume and writing sample; interview

All documents and materials submitted in consideration for admission to a program become the property of Georgia State University and cannot be returned at any time.

Contact svaughn@gsu.edu
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