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Educational Psychology and Methodology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Albany, NY, United States
Professional training in educational psychology relates human behavior, cognition, and development to the educational process as it occurs in the home, in peer groups, in schools, and in the workplace. 
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Overview

This is a research-based program of study where students are trained to conceptualize research problems, design research strategies, and conduct studies within the broad framework of educational psychology. 

This training is accomplished through a course of study that provides a foundation in psychological theories of learning, human development, statistics, measurement and evaluation, individual differences and special education, and research methods. 

Graduates of this program are prepared to assume positions as college and university teachers, research scholars, and practitioners for a wide variety of professional careers in state and national agencies that deal with policy development and practices. 

Accreditation

This program is approved by the New York State Department of Education, although it is not a licensure-qualifying program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    66 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Educational Psychology: Learning and Instruction 
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology 
  • Statistical Methods 
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement 
  • Educational Research and Design 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • Resume or CV detailing professional and educational experience
  • Statement of Goals
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Writing Sample
  • Educational Leadership Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    944 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 944 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    944 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 944 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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The per credit rate for out of state residents is $944.

For in-state students, the per credit rate is $462.

Living costs for Albany

  • 1010 - 1570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University offers a number of assistantships and fellowships to qualified graduate students. An assistantship covers tuition and provides a stipend of $15,918 for each academic year. In return students serve 20 hours per week as a research or teaching assistant. Students holding assistantships and fellowships must carry a full academic load and may not receive remuneration from other employment in or outside the University.

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