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Welcome from Dr. Steven Lee, Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) at the University of Kansas School of Education.  Our department offers graduate training in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology and Research, and School Psychology.  Classes, seminars, and field experiences with professors and supervisors provide the student with the skills necessary for positions in a variety of settings.

I'm excited to announce our department name change has officially gone into effect, beginning Summer 2015.  Approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on September 30, 2014, our department name is now Educational Psychology (EPSY) (formerly Psychology & Research in Education) at the KU School of Education.  We feel the new department name, Educational Psychology, provides a clearer understanding of the highly-regarded programs offered in the department at KU.  With this name change, we better align with our peer institutions and the field of study as a whole; and we also provide a more grounded understanding of what we truly offer graduate students, fellow researchers, and alumni.  

As a nationally-ranked School, the leadership at the KU School of Education feel that this change provides graduate students (both current and future students) a better sense of the foundation of their degree program when applying for positions or interacting with fellow colleagues and educators across the country.

In addition to better serving graduates students at KU, the new department name allows external constituents to more easily recognize the department’s activities while comparing other similar departments (nationally or internationally).  As such, the new department name also encompasses more Counseling Psychology, School Psychology & Research, and Statistics & Measurement programs than any other department name at other universities.

Thank you for your help to celebrate and embrace the new department name: Educational Psychology.

Best wishes to you in 2015,

Steven Lee, Ph.D.
Department Chair. Educational Psychology
KU School of Education


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