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Specializations Within The Educational Psychology PhD Program

Educational Psychology students will complete a program of study including a minimum of 60 credits in Educational Psychology and related fields. Three specializations are offered:

  • Learning, Development, and Instruction
  • Quantitative Methods in Educational and Psychological Research
  • Educational Policy Analysis

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Program of Study: Curriculum & Requirements

Please see the Specializations page for more information about the PhD Program in Educational Psychology's program of study and curriculum in Learning, Development, and Instruction and Quantitative Methods in Educational and Psychological Research.

Research Opportunities

Starting in their first year, students have the opportunity to collaborate with their advisor, faculty, postdocs or other doctoral students on research projects. Opportunities include but are not limited to: preparing proposals or grants, study design, creating presentations, posters or papers for conferences and writing manuscripts to be submitted peer-reviewed journals. Students may be hired by faculty members as research assistants as well.

Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships and Financial Aid

Full-time students may be funded by the Graduate Center through Fellowships or Graduate Assistantships (A, B, or C). Students may also be hired as Research Assistants by the Research Foundation CUNY (RFC) where they will assist their advisor or a senior faculty member on current research projects. 

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Application Information

Applications to the program are submitted centrally through the Graduate Center's admission page. The deadline for submission is: December 15

When you submit your application through Admission's online system, the following will need to be uploaded as part of your online application:

- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (Requirement temporarily suspended)
- TOEFL scores (International Students)
- Transcripts from prior academic institutions
- Two or more letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Resume/CV
- Application fee payment
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The Educational Psychology program has the following 3 prerequisite courses: 

  1. at least one upper division course in psychology,
  2. one course in statistics
  3. one course in experimental psychology or similar class.

Accepted students who will be enrolling and who have not met these prerequisites (or their negotiated substitutes with program faculty) will need to complete them prior to the start of their first semester.

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