Educational Psychology (PhD)

Degree: Doctoral Degrees

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The Department of Educational Psychology prepares professionals for careers as college teachers and university professors, educators of the gifted and creative, school psychologists, and researchers and test developers.


College of Education
Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101
Phone: 706/542-6446

Academic Department

Educational Psychology
323 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7143
Phone: 706/542-4110


Graduate Coordinator

Michele Lease


Offering an array of renowned graduate programs that are perennially ranked among the nation's top 20 by U.S. News and World Report, the department is known for its highly regarded faculty, rigorous academic standards and heritage as a pioneer in the measurement of human creativity.

Department faculty have been awarded millions of dollars in federal and private funding for research dealing with ADHD, sex differences in mathematics strategies, autism, reading comprehension, and violence prevention in schools. Faculty present their research findings worldwide and publish in a variety of journals and textbooks. The department is also home to the co-author of the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC), numerous Fulbright Scholars, Fellows and Presidents of divisions of the American Psychological Association, and college, university and national teaching, service, and research award winners.



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