Resources for Current Students

Useful Information for Doctoral Students

EPSY Department Chair: Michael Coyne (Gentry 119C)

Department support staff: Lisa Rasicot and Katie Gelsomini(Gentry 119)

Required Coursework

Your Field of Study (FOS) is Educational Psychology.
Your Area of Concentration (AOC) is one of the following:

1. Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology (CILT) (PC:Dr. Coyne)
2. Creativity, Giftedness, and Talent Development (PC: Dr. Little)
3. Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation (RMME) (PC: Dr. Rhoads)
4. Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (PC: Dr. Perusse)
5. School Psychology (PC: Dr. Bray)
6. Special Education

EPSY Coursework

  • There are 4 required courses for all Ph.D. students in the Department of Educational Psychology.
    • EPSY 5605- Quantitative Methods in Research I (Fall/Spring)
    • EPSY 5607- Quantitative Methods in Research II (Fall/Spring)
    • EPSY 6601 Methods and Techniques for Educational Research (Spring) OR EPSY 6651 Introduction to Causal Inference with Educational Data (Fall)
    • EPSY 5510- Learning: Its Implications for Education (Fall/Spring)
  • Ph.D. students in EPSY are NOT required to have a related area (see plan of study in attached document).
  • Most programs have program specific handbooks—ask your major advisor for one.


Dissertation Proposal Guidelines & Forms

EPSY Dissertation Proposal Guidelines and Forms
Dissertation Proposal for the Doctoral Degree

Important Links

The Graduate School

Neag School Office of Technology

UConn Student Portal

Other Important Rules, Regulations, Policies, and Resources

  1. Graduate Handbooks and Graduate Catalog
  2. Registration Information
  3. Graduate Assistantships
  4. GA Health Benefits
  5. Off-Campus Housing
  6. Independent Study Forms
  7. Center for Students with Disabilities
  8. Leaves of Absence
  9. Continuous Registration
  10. Graduate Assistant Supplemental Employment Form
  11. Research Ethics and IRB
    • Every research project involving human subjects requires an IRB.
    • CITI Training – required for all researchers!
  1. Scholarly Integrity
  2. Travel
  3. Funding Opportunities

Career Path recently updated their Career Guides to better help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscapes of mental health sciences and their impact on careers and employment. View their online career guidebooks for psychology degrees and counseling degrees.

Key updates to the guides include:

  • A comprehensive look at the growth of remote psychology positions at not-for-profit companies
  • Tips for pursuing your PsyD degree while working
  • A list of top counseling employers for ROI that are segmented by state
  • Advice for international students interested in continuing their education at a US college



The following forms can also be found at the UConn Graduate School Forms page. Please always refer to that page for the most up-to-date forms.

Forms for Enrolled Master’s Students

Forms for Enrolled Doctoral Students

Forms for All Enrolled Graduate Students

Forms for Enrolled Certificate Program Students

Forms for Enrolled Sixth Year Students