Capella University's online PhD in educational psychology degree program has been developed to help you meet the demands of a profession alive with discovery. By the time you complete your degree program, you’ll be able to think critically in response to psychological quandaries, carry out your role in accordance with the ethics of a trusted leader, respect individuality, embrace diversity, and communicate effectively and with confidence.
Through your choice of electives, you can focus your study on areas like instructional design science, teaching science, or developmental science. You also have the option to broaden your focus to include a wider field of study.
The Building Blocks of Your PhD
Your PhD in Educational Psychology program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.
With your PhD in Educational Psychology from Capella, you'll learn to design, plan, and conduct research and evaluation to advance knowledge and practice in educational psychology and related disciplines. You'll also learn to apply scientifically established principles and knowledge from the study of human development and motivation to the practice of educational psychology. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Educational Psychology include adjunct or part-time faculty, educational activities director, learning systems manager, psychometrician or researcher. Potential workplaces include community college, military, government or school district.
For a More In-Depth Study
With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.
To learn more, call 1.866.933.5902, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.