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Oklahoma State University

Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology is the study of human learning, development, and motivation in educational settings. Educational psychologists are concerned with understanding how environments are structured to promote cognitive, personal, and social development broadly as well as learning and motivation. The role of Educational Psychology is to bring together theory and research from psychology and related disciplines in order to facilitate healthy human development and effective learning and teaching.

Our faculty are committed to seeing our students as they are today with an eye toward who they will be tomorrow. Our Ph.D. program is designed to prepare graduates to teach in college or university settings, public education, and/or to do research in university, business, and government settings. The M.S. program is designed to help students develop the capabilities, knowledge, skills, and competencies that prepare them as effective professionals or attractive Ph.D. program applicants. Check out a bit of what we do here and here


EPSY Students Kyle Clyton and William James

Student Spotlight:
Kyle Clayton & William James

Kyle Clayton and William James were accepted to participate in the American Psychological Association’s Division 15 Claire Ellen Weinstein Annual Graduate Student Seminar during the 2019 APA conference. This student seminar is very competitive, and this is a testament to how hard they work as doctoral students in our program. We’re very proud of their accomplishments and look forward to seeing their future successes! See past spotlights