The Ph.D. in educational psychology & research at the University of Kansas offers doctoral students two unique program specialization areas of emphasis. The Development & Learning (D&L) area of emphasis prepares students for work as research scientists in education psychology. The Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) area of emphasis prepares graduate students for careers in quantitative methodologies. Students develop their own research agenda around a relevant topic in collaboration with faculty.
Career Outcomes in Educational Psychology & Research
Students pursue the Ph.D. in educational psychology & research at KU with varying career goals in mind. Graduates of the Development & Learning (D&L) area of emphasis work in a variety of settings, but most commonly seek faculty positions in higher education. The Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) area of emphasis prepares students to apply the best and most current knowledge of research methods, program evaluation, classroom assessment, measure development, and statistics.