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, school
counselors and school social workers, or those in a related field who have completed
a master’s degree 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 and apply these to current issues in the field.
- select an area in which to receive specialized training such as neuropsychological
assessment, cognitive behavior therapy, applied behavior analysis, or organizational
development and leadership.
- become an expert in an area of your choice as you develop a program of research, uniquely
designed to meet your professional goals.
About the PhD in Educational Psychology 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, typically not beyond
five years. Because the program is geared toward working professionals, the majority
of classes are offered in the late afternoon and early evening, some of which begin
at 4 p.m. Coursework is delivered in a hybrid format, with both online and on-campus
While there is no formal practicum or internship associated with this program and
graduates are not eligible to sit for licensure as psychologists, the hours of the
program and the flexibility allow students to continue to work making this program
a great fit for many.
Educational Psychology 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
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
Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid