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Program Details

A Doctorate in Philosophy is available in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University. Those interested in this online program should have a background of prior study and experience and must demonstrate a high capability of success.

Students will enroll in Proseminar courses, Educational Inquiry and Research courses, and Emphasis Area courses. The Proseminar courses will consist of six credits and two classes: Proseminar in Learning, Technology, and Culture and a choice of Proseminar in Educational Psychology or Technology. Students will take 12 credits (four courses) in Educational Inquiry and Research: Educational Inquiry, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research I and II, and Practicum in Research Design and Data Analysis. The Emphasis Area courses require students to choose nine credits from a list in either Education Psychology or Educational Technology.

The Education Psychology concentration will teach students the development of human learning and process in setting such as homes, peer groups, classrooms, etc. Analysis will be grounded in mathematics, literacy, and science. In Educational Technology, students will conduct research in order to better understand pedagogy, design of media and technology, and policy in different formal and informal environments.

Students will also choose a minimum of five additional courses in an area of concentration that relates to their approved program of study. Finally, all students must pass a departmental exam at the end of the first year, and satisfactorily complete a research apprenticeship and a doctoral dissertation.

After successfully completing this program, graduates are prepared for careers university research and teaching, as well as leadership positions in private sectors and school systems.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.