Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology prepares professionals for careers as college teachers and university professors, educators of the gifted and creative, school psychologists, researchers, and test developers. Offering an array of renowned graduate programs that are perennially ranked among the nation’s top 20 by U.S. News and World Report, the department is known for its highly regarded faculty and rigorous academic standards.

Department faculty have been awarded millions of dollars in federal and private funding for research on topics such as assessment and remediation of children’s reading difficulty, sex differences in mathematics strategies, reading comprehension and vocabulary development, diagnostic classification models, preschool intervention for children living in poverty, design of student-centered learning environments, and school dropout prevention.

Faculty present their research findings worldwide and publish in a variety of journals. The department is also home to the three endowed professors, numerous Fulbright Scholars, Fellows and Presidents of divisions of the American Psychological Association, and college, university and national teaching, service, and research award winners.


After submitting a completed Graduate School online application to any Department of Educational Psychology degree/non-degree program, please notify Jason Tiller by email at

The department is currently accepting applications for the Online Master of Education program in Applied Cognition and Development for Fall 2014. In order to apply to this program, on the Graduate School online application, applicants should choose “Online Degree” on page 1, choose “Educational Psychology, Online MEd” for Fall 2014 on page 2, and leave the “Please choose a specialization option” box blank on page 3. Applicants should indicate in their Statement of Purpose they are interested in the ACD online option. Although the UGA Graduate School deadline for applications is July 1, the department will continue to accept additional documentation (e.g., letters of recommendation, test scores, and transcripts) through July 15.

The School Psychology program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014! The application deadline has been extended to January 15, 2014.
If applying to the PhD program for School Psychology, please choose the Educational Psychology PhD option on the online application (MOD code 263C) and School Psychology as the Area of Emphasis.

Annual Report for 2012

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Annual Report for 2012 (PDF format)