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Doctoral Program Plan of Study

Required and Recommended Courses for the Ph.D. Program

The list below presents courses often included in a plan of study for the Ph.D. degree program. Links to a few course syllabi are provided as examples of the material typically covered in each course. Students interested in taking a specific course should contact the course instructor to obtain an updated syllabus.

Required Courses (Substitutions Allowed*):

  • EPSY 5605 – Quantitative Methods in Research I
  • EPSY 5607 – Quantitative Methods in Research II
  • EPSY 5510 – Learning: Its Implications for Education
  • EPSY 5602 – Educational Tests and Measurement
  • EPSY 5220 – Introduction to Educational Technology
  • EPSY 5621 – Construction of Evaluation Instruments
  • EPSY 5613 – Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research
  • EPSY 5515 – Professional Seminar in Cognition & Instruction (2 credits)
  • EPSY 5520 – Instructional Design
  • EPSY 5530 – Theories of Learning, Cognition, and Instruction
  • EPSY 5540 – Research Ethics in Education and Psychology (2 credits)
  • EPSY 6601 – Methods and Techniques of Educational Research
  • EPSY 6560 – Instructional Psychology
  • GRAD 6950 – Dissertation Preparation (15 credits)

Recommended Courses (Substitutions Allowed*):

  • EPSY 5230 – Web-based Learning
  • EPSY 5195 – Distance Learning
  • EPSY 5240 – Interactive Learning Environments
  • EPSY 6230 – Advanced Educational Technology
  • PSYC 5615 – Human Factors
  • PSYC 5621 – Simulation and Training
  • EPSY 6621 – Program Evaluation
  • EDLR 5302 – Program Evaluation for School Improvement
  • EPSY 6626 – Sampling and Survey Research Methods
  • EPSY 6636 – Measurement Theory and Application
  • EPSY 6637 – Item Response Theory 5
  • EPSY 6611 – Logistic and Hierarchical Linear Models
  • EPSY 6240 – Academic Motivation
  • EPSY 6550 – Situated Cognition
  • PSYC 5420 – Cognitive Development
  • PSYC 5567 – Cognition
  • PSYC 5572 – Sensation and Perception II
  • PSYC 5575 – Introduction to Cognitive Systems
  • EDLR 5203 – Adult and Experiential Learning
  • EDLR 5201 – Influences on Adult Learning
  • PSYC 5332 – Research Design and Test Construction
  • PSYC 5702 – Field Research Methods
  • PSYC 5130 – Causal Modeling in Social Psychology
  • SOC 5201 – Social Research I
  • SOC 5210- Applied Survey Design and Analysis
  • SOC 5231 – Qualitative Methodology
  • SOC 5753 – Methods of Population Analyses

*Note: Course¬†substitutions¬†are permitted with approval from the student’s primary advisor and advising committee.