In Educational Psychology, graduate students have the freedom to construct unique research projects leading to the Ph.D. with multiple advisers across multiple departments. [[Child Development]] We have researchers interested in school safety and bullying, in early mathematics learning, and in the role of the home environment, stress, and motivation in learning. [[Cognitive Science of Teaching & Learning (CSTL)]] Our faculty explores learning across the lifespan and cognitive aging; learning and cognition in health care; science and math learning, problem solving and the nature of expertise in science; and language learning and comprehension. [[Counseling Psychology]] Our faculty explore a range of topics related to health and well-being across the lifespan including bullying prevention and intervention with youth, vocational interests and how they change over time, and racial and ethnic identity. [[Quantitative Methodology, Measurement & Evaluation (Queries)]] Our faculty research interests span a wide range, including developing new statistical analyses, improving educational assessments, evaluating programs and policies, and thinking philosophically about the nature of education and evaluation.
[[Why study Educational Psychology at Illinois]] Great minds from across the state, nation, and world choose Illinois. Our department has consistently been ranked in the top five Educational Psychology programs in the nation by US News and World Report, and offers a stimulating, research-oriented graduate program at this Research One university. Twenty full-time faculty members, many of them are widely recognized leaders in their fields, as well as adjunct faculty, emeritus faculty, and zero-time faculty all serve the needs of our students. Graduate students work closely with faculty members in innovative, cutting-edge research in a broad spectrum of specialty areas.
The department of Educational Psychology is located in the College of Education, also one of the best in the nation. In addition, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the top public universities in the United States and has highly regarded programs in many different disciplines. The university library is the third largest library system in the US and is completely computerized. The campus is technologically sophisticated and fully networked, with many computer laboratories as well as supercomputer facilities. The university is the home of the Beckman Institute, a leading research and development site for supercomputing applications, and several faculty members in Educational Psychology hold joint appointments in this institute.
The rich and variety academic environment of UIUC means that students are exposed to a wide range of intellectual opportunities and substantial resources and support with which to pursue ideas. In addition, the campus is a leader in making facilities accessible for students with disabilities. [[Who are our students?]] The department has a graduate student enrollment of over 70.
Our students come from all over the US and all over the world. Among our current doctoral class, 41% are international students, including students from Brazil, Chile, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. We have worked hard to attract high quality students from minority populations, and currently our student population is 8% African-American, 11% Hispanic, 4% Multi-race, 31% Caucasian and 46% Asian/Pacific Islander. The multicultural diversity of our graduate students contributes to an interesting, exciting mix of ideas and experiences.