Ph.D. On Campus

Educational Psychology

University at Albany

48 months
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Coursework for the PhD in Educational Psychology at University at Albany prepares you to conduct informed scientific inquiry in areas of human behavior, cognition, and development related to educational experiences in homes, schools, group settings, and workplaces.


Learn how to ask scholarly questions and research the different ways people acquire and process knowledge as infants, children, adolescents, adults, and elders. 

Key Features 

  • The apprenticeship-mentor model of the program enables you to develop expert-level research skills and gain teaching experience that can help you become a successful research scholar, college instructor, university professor, or practicing educational psychologist.
  • The PhD in Educational Psychology from University at Albany is a research-based program in which you learn how to generate new scientific knowledge related to psychological aspects of human development, learning, and performance.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Development
  • Learning
  • Individual Differences and Special Education
  • Research Methods
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




66 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores
  • Statement of goals

Tuition Fee

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.


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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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