Educational Psychology, PhD

for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology


graduate student services office: 142 Education Building

                  1310 South Sixth

                  Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-3542

website: https://education.illinois.edu/gsso 


department website: https://education.illinois.edu/edpsy

department faculty: Educational Psychology Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: College of Education  

college website: https://education.illinois.edu/


The Department of Educational Psychology offers many programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).  A list of programs and additional requirements can be found on the program's website, the College of Education Graduate Programs Handbook, and the Graduate College Handbook.

Completion of at least 64 hours beyond the master’s degree including:
Major Subject Coursework (minimum)32
EPSY 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4-20
Independent Study (min/max applied toward degree)0-12
Research Coursework 116-20
Total Hours 264

Other Requirements

Master's degree is not required for admission to the Ph.D. but is required for completion.
Minimum GPA 3.0
Residency 2 consecutive full-time (12 hours) semesters of study on campus
Early Research Requirement
Qualifying Exams
Human Subjects Approval
Preliminary Exam
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense
Dissertation Deposit