Gain extensive research skills and in-depth knowledge of theories and findings on development, learning, instruction, motivation and cognition. Concentrate on educational psychology or education research.
You have the potential to influence educational policy and practice. Get involved in cutting-edge research aligned with your interests like motivation and emotion, bullying and peer relations, survey design or assessment. Our productive faculty are publishing in top-tier journals and have outstanding records for securing funding.
Make an Impact
Provide service to agencies soliciting expertise to address critical educational research questions.
Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present at international conferences with help from our supportive staff.
Pursue opportunities to participate in state and federally-funded research projects by joining a research team.
Work in various roles such as college professor, lead researcher or consultant in a state department of education.
What You’ll Study
The psychology concentration develops your understanding of psychological factors that influence human learning and their relationship to educational settings. The research concentration builds competencies in measurement and statistics for evaluating programs, research design, test construction and analyzing data with computer statistical packages.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Faculty Member
- Assessment Officer
- Testing Developer
- Data Analyst
Job Titles of Alumni
- Director of Student Disability Services
- Data Analyst
- Clinical Associate Professor
- Senior Education and Training Specialist
- Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $97,321
- State and Federal Government
- Health Care
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- Regional Medical Center
- South Carolina Department of Education
- U.S. Department of Defense
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
- Association of American Medical Colleges