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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 14, 2024
 
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Psychology in Education


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Programs within the Department of Psychology in Education prepare graduates for professional careers in teaching, research, and professional practice. Doctoral studies are offered with areas of concentration in applied developmental psychology and in research methodology. Graduates receiving doctoral degrees serve in academic and research capacities in universities, government agencies, public and private research, and testing centers.

Master’s degrees are offered with areas of concentration in applied developmental psychology and research methodology. Master’s study in research methodology prepares personnel for positions in testing and research. Master’s study in applied developmental psychology prepares students for professional roles as program administrators, directors, and supervisors, child development specialists, child and youth workers, child life specialists, behavior/developmental specialists, mobile therapists, and research associates.

The department offers the following degrees in psychology in education:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Admissions

The program has a rolling admissions policy that assures that all completed applications will be reviewed regularly. However, priority for admissions and financial aid decisions will be given to those applications that are sent in by established deadlines.

Application materials should be directed to the University of Pittsburgh, Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services, 5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, or telephone 412-648-2230.

Admissions Information

http://www.education.pitt.edu/FutureStudents/AdmissionsProcedures.aspx

Application for Admission

https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=up-ed

Financial Aid

http://www.education.pitt.edu/FutureStudents/TuitionFinancialAid.aspx

Programs in psychology in education offer financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships and fellowships, research assistantships, and tuition remission. Applicants may apply through the departmental office.

Additional information on admissions, financial aid, registration, and other student services may be found at the Student Service Center.

Financial Aid

http://www.education.pitt.edu/FutureStudents/AdmissionsProcedures.aspx

Program Information

Applied Developmental Psychology Program

(Area of Concentration)

The program offers the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology in Education with an area of concentration in applied developmental psychology. A minor is also offered in applied developmental psychology.

Contact Information

Program Coordinator
Applied Developmental Psychology
Department of Psychology in Education
5930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412- 648-7036
Fax: 412-624-7231
E-mail: psyed@pitt.edu
www.education.pitt.edu/adp

Degree Options and Requirements

For additional degree requirement information for the following degrees, refer to the school section on Master’s Degree Requirements or Doctoral Degree Requirements.

Research Methodology Program

(Area of Concentration)

The Research Methodology Program prepares professionals in the areas of psychometrics and test design, and scholars who contribute to the study of the quantitative methods used in empirical studies. Graduate students of the research methodology program acquire skills in the interrelated areas of measurement, research design, and statistical methods. Graduates are prepared for positions in colleges, universities, research centers, testing agencies, school systems, ministries of education and other government agencies, and industry.

This program offers the Master of Education (MEd), Master of Arts (MA), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology in Education with an area of concentration in research methodology. A minor in quantitative research methodology is also available.

Contact Information

Clement A Stone
Research Methodology Admissions Coordinator
Department of Psychology in Education
5930 Posvar Hall
412-624-7230
Fax: 412-624-7231
E-mail: cas@pitt.edu.
www.education.pitt.edu/rm

Degree Options and Requirements

For additional degree requirement information for the following degrees, refer to the school section on Master’s Degree Requirements or Doctoral Degree Requirements.

Programs

    DoctoralMaster’sMinorCertificate

    Courses

      Psychology in Education

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