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The Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology is designed to educate students to conduct basic and applied research, analyze critically the processes of learning and education, develop and evaluate instructional methods, and formulate educational policies and programs. Our goal is graduate students who will improve policy and practice in education and related fields.


The mission of the Educational Psychology doctoral program is to provide a broad-based education to doctoral students in two specializations: (1) Quantitative Methods & Educational Policy Analysis, and (2) Learning, Development, and Instruction. Within the discipline of Educational Psychology, these concentrations represent the most important and core areas of the field. Moreover, all students have course requirements in both areas. In accord with our strong research orientation, all students are mentored in the areas of research design, applied statistics, and psychometrics. Students apply these skills in complex urban environments with diverse populations.

  1. Students learn to conduct basic and applied research in educational psychology and related fields.

  2. Students gain broad-based theoretical knowledge of learning, development and instruction, and how these processes interface with cognition, motivation, technology, and socio-cultural context.

  3. Students acquire skills in advanced research design and data analysis.
Apply Now!  Deadline: December 15, 2021

Open House Schedule

Open Houses occur three times each academic year. The next Open House will be in May / June 2022. Check back for more information.


Interim Executive Officer

Joan M. Lucariello, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Psychology & Psychology
Head - Learning, Development, and Instruction (LDI) Area
Graduate Center
Room 3204.05

Phone 212-817-8288

Assistant Program Officer

Kelvin Wallace

Assistant Program Officer/Academic Program Coordinator
Graduate Center
Room 3204.07

Phone 212-817-8295