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A Doctoral Minor in Educational Psychology could enhance your graduate training in several ways:

  • Expand your knowledge: Our minor program will expand your understanding of how individuals learn, processes of human development, research methods and statistics, and/or how to enhance learning and adjustment in school settings.
  • Add to your credentials: Adding a Doctoral Minor in Educational Psychology will enhance your resume or vitae and expand the positions for which you are qualified after completing your graduate program.
  • Flexibility in coursework: The minor can be individually tailored to your specific interests in educational psychology. From incorporating technology in classroom learning to the neuroscientific basis of education to the design of effective tests and research measures, you can select courses that build specific areas of expertise.


  • Meet with an Educational Psychology faculty member to learn your options and plan a set of courses. Students must have an Educational Psychology faculty member serve as their Graduate Minor Advisor. If the minor coursework focuses on one of the Department’s program areas, the advisor should be selected from among faculty members in that program area. 
  • Request the Graduate Minor form from the Ed Psych Program Manger, obtain your minor advisor’s signature, and file it with the Graduate Student Services Coordinator. The department will inform you when your graduate minor program has been approved.
  • Graduate minor programs should be approved before students complete more than 2 courses that they intend to include in the program.
  • Need to make an adjustment in your course plan? Contact your minor advisor to discuss any changes. Modify your form to indicate the new plan and send the update to the Ed Psych Program Manager.
  • To obtain minor completion verification, send an email to the Ed Psych Program Manager when you start your prelim process. They will work with your minor advisor to obtain the signature needed on your preliminary exam warrant and confirm your minor with the Graduate School.

In addition to the steps outlined above, all Graduate School students must utilize the Graduate Student Portal in MyUW to add, change, or discontinue any doctoral minor. For the final step required to apply to this certificate, log in to MyUW, click on Graduate Student Portal, and then click on Add/Change Programs. Select the information for the doctoral minor for which you are applying.


At least 10 credits in educational psychology courses are required. All courses must be numbered 500 or above. A grade of B or better in each course is required.



Professors: Asmus, Bell, Bellmore, Bolt, Enright, Kaplan, Kilgus, Kim, Nathan, Puntambekar, Quintana, Shaffer, Wollack
Associate Professors: Albers, Eklund, Garbacz, Hubbard, Matthews, Pustejovsky, Vlach
Assistant Professors: Karumbaiah, Klingbeil, Short, Starr, Zhang (Fall 2024)
Clinical Associate Professor: Kelly
Clinical Assistant Professor: Hagermoser-Bayley