University of North Texas

College of Education

Educational Psychology


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Federal and state mandates regarding effective practices are changing how corporations, organizations and programs operate.

At the University of North Texas, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Psychology focuses on generating sophisticated data for key decision-makers. The data can be used:

  • To help corporations remain competitive
  • By faculty members to advance other fields using critical research methods and develop new approache s
  • To demonstrate the value of programs serving children and families or social policy

The Department of Educational Psychology offers challenging course work that examines research design, human development, measurement, family studies, policy, evaluation and statistics, gifted and talented individuals, sport pedagogy, and sports and exercise psychology.

You can pursue concentrations in:

  • Gifted and talented
  • Human development and family science
  • Psychosocial aspects of sport and exercise
  • Research, measurement and statistics
  • Sport pedagogy

Our faculty members obtain grants, write books and publish scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. They've been recognized by or serve as officers and leaders for many national, international and regional academic professional organizations, including the:

  • American Educational Research Association
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)
  • National Association for Gifted Children
  • Council for Exceptional Children

Outstanding support and services

We provide you opportunities to present research at national and regional conferences, publish journal articles, apply for grants and participate in professional activities with faculty mentors. You can also collaborate with scholars in the department's other graduate programs, such as the special education program.

UNT offers a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.

The Toulouse Graduate School ® offers several professional development workshops, including a Dissertation Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.


The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1140 19th Street, Suite 400; Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone 202-223-0077). This means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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