Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

Gifted and Talented Education

This concentration prepares students for a number of careers, including the professoriate, gifted and talented district program coordinator, curriculum specialist, and state education agency director, among others. This degree also provides students with a Graduate Academic Certificate in Gifted Education if requested and applied for.

Research, Measurement, and Statistics

With this degree, you will be able to gather, analyze, and judge empirical information to help inform research and policy, and will be prepared to emphasize research and data analysis in a range of settings, including universities, public and private schools, corporations, and governmental roles.

PsychoSocial Aspects of Sport and Exercise

Learn research design and methodology associated with the field of sport and exercise psychology, including Applied Sport Psychology, Health and Exercise Psychology, and Social Psychology of Sport. Students gain practical experience pertaining to intervention and program development, effectiveness, and evaluation in sport, exercise, physical rehabilitation, performing arts, and military environments.

Human Development and Family Science

Focuses on individual growth and development across the lifespan as well as interpersonal interactions within the family context ; this concentration also provides advanced study in developmental and family theory; social, emotional, and cognitive development; marriage and family relationships; and diversity in multiple forms and contexts.

Sport Pedagogy and Motor Behavior

Examines learning and teaching, the influence of policy, and program impact in physical education, physical activity and sport programs. Research in sport pedagogy aims to develop new knowledge that can improve learning and lifetime physical activity by enhancing the development of sport experiences for diverse populations in varied learning settings.


Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education