University of Wisconsin–Madison

Our Academic Programs

Educational Psychology

859 Educational Sciences Bldg.
1025 W Johnson St
Madison WI 53706
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Phone: 608-262-1427
Fax: 608-262-0843
Email: ep-admissions@education.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
Ph.D.
M.S.
Named Option(s):
Professional Educator (M.S.PE) (M.S.)

About the Educational Psychology Program

Our department develops and applies cutting-edge scientific knowledge concerning: the psychological and social processes that underlie learning; the design of effective instruction; the factors affecting the mental health of learners of all ages; and the methodological tools required to generate this knowledge. U.S. News & World Report (2016) once again ranks our department the No. 1 Ed Psych program in the nation. UW's School of Ed has ranked in the top ten in 16 out of the last 17 years.

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Graduate School Guide

Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.


Program Profile

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.


Additional Policy

For the Ph.D. program, the department offers assistantships to incoming students (pending available funding). Students in the MSPE program are not permitted to hold assistantships.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.