Graduate students

PhD in Educational Studies, Educational Psychology

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Students in Ohio State’s educational psychology doctorate work with and learn from a diverse group of faculty and across other areas and departments. As a student, you will join a cohort of very active researchers – most work on multiple projects – who regularly present their research at national and international conferences and have their findings published. You will receive rigorous training in qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as preparation for teaching at the college level. Additionally, you will have the flexibility to individualize your program of study to your interests. 

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Degree Requirements

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Bachelor’s degree, minimum 3.0 GPA (cumulative)

Program start

Autumn Semester 

Deadline to apply

December 1 

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Minimum Program hours

50, post-master's degree

(a master's degree is not required to apply to the PhD program)

Additional Application Requirements

Academic Writing Sample

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