The way we work, think, and play in groups and alone affects our personal success as well as the success of our schools, workplaces, and communities. As a PhD or MA student, you’ll study the social and social developmental processes experienced across the lifespan, with a primary focus on processes during the years of schooling. You’ll conduct research that makes a difference, working with members of our diverse, local communities to help our neighbors succeed at school and work.
A master's degree is not required to apply for the doctoral program.
Join us for an info session on the psychological foundations of education MA and PhD on November 5 from 4 to 5 p.m., Central time. Learn more and register.
Visit the College of Education and Human Development's Finance and Funding page for information on tuition.
Submit your application materials by December 1, and you’ll automatically be considered for Graduate School fellowships and departmental awards based on scholastic achievement. Notification of awards will be sent in March.
Get paid to work as a teaching assistant, graduate instructor or research assistant. Graduate assistantships are available through the department, College of Education and Human Development, and the University.
Note: Applicants who complete their applications by the March 1 deadline will be less likely to receive graduate assistantships than students who meet the December 1 deadline.
Note: Due to the various impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the psychological foundations of education program will NOT require the GRE in the application for admissions for 2021-22.
I really valued the independence I was afforded in Psych Foundations. I was able to explore my interests and do work that helped me find my current position with MPS.
Lara Jessen, PhD '17
Data scientist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Read more about Lara's experience.