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Psychology in Education

Psychology in Education programs are designed to meet the needs of graduate students looking to serve in academic and research capacities.

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Psychology in Education

Much like the left and right halves of the brain, the Department of Psychology in Education (PSYED) focuses on the vital and interdependent connection between research and practice by offering students two program tracks with various degree options: one in Applied Developmental Psychology (more practice based) and Research Methodology (more research based).

Applied Developmental Psychology helps students gain the expertise for recognizing how the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs directly correspond with the progression of children, youth, and their families. Through the bachelor of science (BS) degree, ADP prepares students for graduate school in such fields as education, psychology, and social work. The master's degree (MS) prepares students for roles as program administrators and child development specialists. The doctoral degree (PhD) program prepares students for academic, policy, and research positions in universities, public and private research organizations, and government agencies.

Meanwhile, the Research Methodology program trains professionals in the areas of measurement, research design, and statistical methods. Students in this high-demand field learn that to effectively answer a research question depends on the measurement and statistical procedure quality, and knowledge of how to interpret the results. The master's degree (MEd) prepares personnel for positions in testing and research. Graduates receiving a doctoral degree (PhD) serve in academic and research capacities in universities, government agencies, public and private research, and testing centers.   

Department Contact

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Department of Psychology in Education
5930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: (412) 624-7230
FAX: (412) 624-7231
EMAIL: psyed@pitt.edu

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