Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods, PhD

Our doctoral program in educational psychology and quantitative methods focuses on preparing you to research problems in diverse educational settings. Educational psychologists improve educational processes through the collection and analysis of empirical data. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve teaching and learning, classroom and school organization, inequities in opportunities to learn, the assessment of educational outcomes, and a wide array of other pressing educational issues.

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Why Educational Psychology at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • preparing researchers to solve problems in diverse educational settings
  • rigorous preparation in quantitative research methods (statistics, measurement, secondary analysis of large-scale data sets, and research design)
  • substantive study of learning in schools and classrooms, educational policies, programs, practices, and interventions developed to promote student learning

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Credits required for completion 72
Time to completion 4 to 5+ years
Course delivery On campus

Careers

  • Local, district and state education departments
  • Public and private agencies that undertake educational assessments (e.g., Educational Testing Service, U.S. Department of Education)
  • Research agencies
  • Schools, colleges and universities
Application deadline Jan. 1

Program Faculty

Finn, Jeremy

Jeremy Finn

Distinguished Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

Distinguished Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1126

Email: finn@buffalo.edu


Han, Seong Won

Seong Won Han

Associate Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

431 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1080

Email: seongwon@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Access and Equity; Achievement; Big Data; Educational Policy; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Global Issues; Higher Education; International Education; Quantitative Research Methods; Race, Inequality, and Education; Sociology of Education; STEM education

Kim, Sunha

Sunha Kim

Assistant Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

Assistant Professor
Learning And Instruction

423 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1127

Email: sunhakim@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Access and Equity; Achievement; Assessment; Big Data; Curriculum and Instruction; Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Research; Design Experiments; Digital Innovations; Digital Media and Learning; Diversity; Educational Policy; Evaluation; Gamification; Immigrant Issues; Large-Scale Assessment and Research; Mathematics Education; Online and Distance Learning; Professional / Staff Development; Psychometrics; Quantitative Research Methods; Race, Inequality, and Education; Research Design; Research Methods; School and District Reform; Statistical Methods and Applications in Statistical Issues

Lee, Jaekyung

Jaekyung Lee

Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2484

Email: jl224@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Access and Equity; Assessment; Big Data; Educational Policy; Evaluation; Higher Education; International Education; Leadership; Psychometrics; Quantitative Research Methods; Race, Inequality, and Education

Shanahan, Michele

Michele Shanahan

Clinical Associate Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1109

Email: meshady@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Achievement; Cognition; Cognitive Psychology; Online and Distance Learning; Quantitative Research Methods

Questions about the program?

Clinical Associate Professor
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Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
409 Baldy Hall

716-645-1109
meshady@buffalo.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

We have a collection of frequently asked questions that may help you. If your questions are still unanswered, we are glad to help! Contact our admission office.

Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus
716-645-2110
gseinfo@buffalo.edu

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.