Welcome to the Department of Psychology and Research in Education!

The Department of Psychology and Research in Education (PRE) offers graduate training in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology and Research, and School Psychology. Classes, seminars, and field experiences with professors and supervisors provide the student with the skills necessary for positions in a variety of settings.  Learn more »

Our Programs

students in PRE class

Pre-Ed Students: Have you completed your application to the KU School of Education undergraduate professional programs? Just a reminder, applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 16th. For more information and to begin the application process for your program, please visit our homepage at http://soe.ku.edu.

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


Why KU
  • The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
  • Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators