College of Education


Educational Psychology

M.Phil. in Educational Psychology

Program Purpose

The M.Phil. degree is awarded to students who have completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, but who have not successful completed a dissertation project. This degree is only available to students who do not receive the Ph.D. degree. If a student has been awarded the M.Phil and wishes to receive the Ph.D., they must first rescind their M.Phil. prior to applying for the Ph.D. degree.

Learning Outcomes

  • A comprehensive knowledge of educational psychology within the student’s programmatic area of specialization.
  • A knowledge of issues related to professional practice and ethics related to the student’s programmatic area of specialization.
  • Additional competencies that may be required by the student’s programmatic area (e.g., areas of professional or research specialization, competency in supervision or leadership, or preparation for specialized roles). These competencies vary by programmatic area.
  • The ability to integrate knowledge in the student’s programmatic area, as demonstrated by the successful completion of preliminary examinations or projects.