Educational Psychology

Master of Arts
Master of Education
Doctor of Philosophy

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Campus address: George I. Sánchez Building (SZB) 504, phone (512) 471-4155, fax (512) 471-1288; campus mail code: D5800

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, Department of Educational Psychology, 1912 Speedway Stop D5800, Austin TX 78712-1289


Facilities for Graduate Work

The University, College of Education, and Department of Educational Psychology have an array of facilities that offer excellent opportunities for research and study. Resources include technology-enhanced classrooms and meeting rooms, collaborative research space, and the Educational Psychology Training and Research Area (TARA) with recording and observation technology. The College of Education’s Information Technology Office provides access to a wide range of hardware and software useful for instructional development and research, computer laboratories and technology help desk. Students also have access through the University Libraries website to electronic databases, journals, and books related to educational psychology. Training, practicum and internship opportunities are available through many schools and state and community institutions in Austin and surrounding communities.

Areas of Study

Professional training in educational psychology relates human cognition, affect and behavior to the educational process as it occurs in the home and in peer groups, nursery school through graduate school, professional education, business and industry, the military, and other settings. In so doing, it includes study in the following areas: the biological bases of behavior; history and systems of psychology and of education; the psychological processes related to diversity and multicultural issues; the psychology of learning, motivation, cognition, and instruction; human development, culture, and learning sciences (developmental, social, and personality psychology); psychological and educational measurement, statistics, evaluation, and research methodology; and the professional areas of school psychology, counseling psychology, and counselor education, including clinical training in those areas.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2020 semester.

Ricardo C Ainslie
Germine Gigi Awad
Sarah Kate Bearman
Tasha Beretvas
Cindy I Carlson
Stephanie Washbourn Cawthon
Seung William Choi
Kevin O Cokley
Toni L Falbo
Jane S Gray
Hyeon-Ah Kang
Timothy Z Keith
David A Klingbeil
Christopher J McCarthy
Katherine M Muenks
Kristin Neff
Jessica J O'Bleness
Michael Parent
James E Pustejovsky
Aaron B Rochlen
Erin M Rodriguez
Delida Sanchez
Diane L Schallert
Kevin D Stark
Marie-Anne P Suizzo
Tiffany A Whittaker
Veronica Yan