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UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Psychology is regularly ranked as one of the top programs in its field in U.S. News & World Report.

“Our reputation is built on the faculty’s skill in conducting sophisticated and meaningful research — that is, research that has strong theoretical foundations, advanced research designs, and practical implications for educational practice,” says Ed Psych Department Chair Brad Brown. “Our faculty members are involved in studies of bullying, the fundamentals of math learning, use of technology to assist in learning and instruction, programs to inspire early reading, elements of successful family-school partnerships in rural areas, instruction for youths with autism, the adjustment of ethnic minority students to predominantly white college environments — a remarkable diversity of critical issues in education.”

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  • Re-accreditation by the American Psychological Association

    Congratulations to the School Psychology Program for obtaining 10 years of ! This outcome reflects the program’s rigor in its adherence to the Standards of Accreditation in Health Service Psychology. The School Psychology doctoral program …

  • School Psychology Information Session Nov. 10 and 11

    If you’re interested in learning more about the field of school psychology or the UW Madison School Psychology Program, please attend one of our information sessions.

  • Virtual Open House Nov. 6

    Interested in getting a graduate degree in Educational Psychology at UW-Madison? Learn more about the program, and get tips for applying, at the Virtual Open House Nov. 6: https://explore.grad.wisc.edu/

  • Impact 2030

    Impact 2030 is an ambitious initiative designed to dramatically strengthen our already highly regarded School of Education. Thanks to generous donors who are backing these efforts with $40 million in gift funds, Impact 2030 is …

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