Educational psychology involves the application of the principles of psychology to the systematic study of education. A major in educational psychology allows a student to emphasize such content areas as learning, instruction, life-span development, applied behavior analysis, cognition, and socialization. The Concurrent Master’s/Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology develops a substantial knowledge base in the principles of psychology applied to education, broadly defined. The program prepares a student to pursue a variety of career paths, including careers as faculty members in colleges and universities, as researchers in departments of education in government and business, and as professionals in training and research programs in government and industry. Those students who are currently certified or licensed in such fields as teaching, speech pathology, nursing, counseling, or school psychology can further develop their expertise in these fields by studying the psychological principles of development and learning.
When the student first enters the Concurrent program, s/he is expected to comply with all requirements expected of Master-level students.