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PhD in Education - Educational Psychology

Regent University's Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology to offer students the chance to learn the psychological mechanisms of learning. Find more information about Regent's Ph.D. in Education program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students to the Ph.D. in Education - Educational Psychology program should have excellent writing, problem-solving, and research skills. They'll also need a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. Every applicant to Regent University needs a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The Ph.D. in Education program at Regent University is designed to help students advance their careers into leadership roles in education. Students might learn skills in decision making, program evaluation, and strategic planning for educational organizations. Research, both independent and guided, is heavily stressed as well. The Educational Psychology concentration was tailored to offer students a basis in cognitive strategies, current theories on academic success, and the psychological foundations of learning. All of the curriculum at Regent is filtered through the lens of a Christian worldview.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residencies)

Program Length:

75+ credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Educational Psychology:

Regent requires students to complete at least 75 credit hours to graduate from this program, including a dissertation and multiple residencies at the campus in Virginia Beach. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (75+ credits)

  • Advanced Theory & Practice Of Leadership, Communication & Organizations
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation
  • Analysis Of Variance
  • Regression & Correlation
  • Structure & Reliability Analysis
  • Online Orientation
  • Advanced Human Learning & Motivational Development
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Residency
  • Christian Worldview For Educators
  • Data-driven Decision Making
  • Educational Statistics
  • Advanced Study Of Theories In Learning & Development
  • Statistics Interpretation
  • Issues In Education
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Continuation
  • Advanced Research Design & Analysis
  • Collaborative Research
  • Advanced Research Review In Educational Psychology
  • Culture, Communities & Education
  • Psychological Underpinnings Of Learning
  • Theories, Issues & Practice In Educational Psychology
  • Advanced Study In Educational Psychology
  • Regent Foundations For Graduate Success

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

With the leadership, psychology, and teaching skills they might have learned in the Ph.D. in Education - Educational Psychology program, graduates may be prepared to seek a variety of educational leadership positions. Graduates might teach in areas like behavior management, research, and learning. Some of the specific positions they may consider include:

  • Educational assessment specialist
  • Curriculum developer
  • University faculty

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