UW-Madison Department of Educational Psychology - ABOUT

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Educational Psychology
School of Education
UW - Madison
859 Education Sciences
1025 W. Johnson Street
MadisonWisconsin  53706-1796

Tel: 608/262-3432
Fax: 608/262-0843

Email: edpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form

Our department develops and applies cutting-edge scientific knowledge concerning: the psychological and social processes that underlie learning; the design of effective instruction; the factors affecting the mental health of learners of all ages; and the methodological tools required to generate this knowledge.

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Department Ranked #1

According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of the Best Graduate Schools, our department is ranked in the top three Educational Psychology programs in the nation.  In previous years, we have consistently ranked as the No. 1 program.

The School of Education checked in at No. 1 among public institutions. This marks the 15th time in the past 16 years that, according to U.S. News, UW-Madison has maintained a top 10 ranking among all schools of education.

Our Programs

We offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Educational Psychology. The M.S. and Ph.D. programs provide comprehensive knowledge of the field and intensive specialization in four program areas of study and research:

We also offer programs to support undergraduate students interested in aspects of education, but who choose not to major in Education and teachers in K-12 seeking a Masters degree:





Student-to-Student Award!

Congratulations to Patrice Leverett! She has received the Graduate Peer Mentor Award given by the Multicultural Graduate Network at the UW-Madison Graduate School.

This award provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to nominate a graduate student who has exemplified stellar mentorship qualities. Students are nominated based on their ability to mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students in their departments. Selected mentors are honored at an award ceremony with family, friends and colleagues celebrating their accomplishments!

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American Educational Research Association : AERA

International Meeting of the Psychometric Society : IMPS

National Association of School Psychologists : NASP

National Council on Measurement in Education : NCME

Society for Research in Child Development : SRCD

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