Useful Information for Doctoral Students
EPSY Department Chair: Michael Coyne (Gentry 119C)
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
- 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
Other Important Rules, Regulations, Policies, and Resources
- Graduate Handbooks and Graduate Catalog
- Registration Information
- Graduate Assistantships
- GA Health Benefits
- Off-Campus Housing
- Independent Study Forms
- Center for Students with Disabilities
- Leaves of Absence
- Continuous Registration
- Graduate Assistant Supplemental Employment Form
- Research Ethics and IRB
- Every research project involving human subjects requires an IRB.
- CITI Training – required for all researchers!
- Scholarly Integrity
- Funding Opportunities
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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
- Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
- Plan of Study for the Doctoral Degree
- Report on the General Examination for the Doctoral Degree
- Graduation Steps for Doctoral Degree
Forms for All Enrolled Graduate Students
- Graduate School Appeal Form
- Graduate School Complaint Form
- Application for In-State Tuition (change of residency)
- Change of Major Advisor
- Graduate Assistant Academic Year Supplemental Employment Approval
- Graduate School Course Audit Request
- Graduate School Romantic Relationships Reporting Form
- Independent Study Authorization
- Leave of Absence Request Form
- Biographical Information Update Request
- Request for Reinstatement Form
- Request for Reinstatement from Leave of Absence
- Schedule Revision Request Form (Add/Drop)
- Transfer Credit Request