Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.) Program
The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Education concentration in Educational Psychology seeks to advance the understanding of learning, cognition, and human development as these processes apply to educational processes and practices. The Educational Psychology Program is characterized by a strong theoretical and research orientation, the interplay of theory and practice, an interdisciplinary approach, and a commitment to service. Designed for students seeking to become professors or researchers in higher education, it is structured around the three areas of learning and conceptual processes, human development, and applied data analysis and research methodology.
Core Faculty in Educational Psychology concentration:
Julie Booth (Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University), James Byrnes (Ph.D., Temple University), Jennifer Cromley (Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park), Joseph DuCette (Ph.D., Cornell University), Frank Farley (Ph.D., University of London), William Fullard (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania), Avi Kaplan (Ph.D., University of Michigan); James Roberge (Ph.D., University of Connecticut), Catherine Schifter (PhD, University of Pennsylvania), S. Kenneth Thurman (Ph.D., Peabody College, Vanderbilt University)
Disciplinary Concentration Courses (9 S.H.)
- Pro-seminar in Educational Psychology
- Pro-seminar in Learning and Cognition
- Pro-seminar in Human Development
Most courses are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. The length of time to complete the doctoral degree program varies depending upon the number of courses taken each semester. Students may matriculate in either part-time or full-time capacity (except during the Ph.D. residency period).
For more information about this concentration in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Education, please contact:
Dr. Joseph Ducette
phone: (215) 204-4998