Educational Psychology PhD

Philadelphia Campus

PhD in Educational Psychology

In today’s challenging educational environment, organizations need highly effective professionals equipped to make a positive impact on student outcomes.


Our goal at PCOM is to provide advanced training for school psychologists, educators, social workers and other individuals who have completed a master’s degree, have obtained professional certification, and are seeking additional skills and expanded career opportunities.

As a student in the Doctor of Philosophy program (PhD) in Educational Psychology at PCOM, you will:

  • gain further understanding of the educational and psychological processes involved in learning.
  • apply human development and learning theories in order to inform instructional procedures.
  • study the social, emotional, and cognitive processes that constitute learning and how these processes contribute to student success.


About Our Program

The PhD program is designed to be completed in three years of full-time study, although students may choose to pursue a degree on a part-time basis. Because the program is geared toward working professionals, the majority of classes are offered in the late afternoon and early evening.

There is no formal practicum or internship associated with this program and graduates are not eligible to sit for licensure as psychologists.



Application Process and Requirements

Applications to the Doctor of Philosophy program (PhD) in Educational Psychology will be considered throughout the year. Visit our application requirements page to learn about course prerequisites, program requirements, the application process and more.

Career Options

Since most colleges and universities require professors and instructors to have a doctoral degree, graduates of our PhD program may choose to pursue careers teaching in a higher education setting.

Graduates will be better prepared to assume leadership roles within educational systems such as serving on school boards, higher education commissions and departments of education.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Educational Psychology (PhD) program, please contact program coordinator Katie Garson via email at or by phone at 215-871-6463.