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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, PROGRAMME DURATION, EXAMINATION REGULATION, GRADING SYSTEM AND UNIT CODES

Entry Requirements

To qualify for admission for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Psychology

of Kenyatta University, the candidates must meet the following academic and professional requirements. The common regulations for the Doctor of Philosophy degree of Kenyatta University. The common regulations for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Education.

Meet the following departmental requirements:

i. Be a holder of a Masters of Education degree of Kenyatta University or its equivalent

from other recognized institutions of higher learning

ii. Must have covered at-least five (5) Units at Med level in the area of specialization with a

B and above or equivalent grade.

iii. Must show the ability to undertake academic research in the area of specialization.

Programme duration

The course will take four years

Examination Regulations

All courses shall be examined at the end of the semester in which they are taken. The examination shall consist of University examination, which will constitute 50 per cent and continuous assessment, which shall constitute 50 per cent. 

The pass mark shall be set at 50 per cent. A student who fails to satisfy the board of examiners in one or two units in any one semester shall be allowed to take a supplementary examination in the failed unit. Students who fail in more than two units in any one semester shall be discontinued.

All students will be required to sit for the oral comprehensive examination at the end of the trimester to qualify for doctoral degree candidacy.

Grading system

70 %– 100 %( A) Distinction, 60%-69% (B) Credit, 50% – 59 %( C) Pass, Below 50(D) Fail

Certification: Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Psychology)

Unit Codes and Titles

EPS 900: Statistics and Computer Applications

EPS 901: Educational Psychology

EPS 902: Research Methods

EPS 903: Developmental Psychology

EPS 905: Educational Tests and Measurement

EPS 906: Scientific Writing and Publication in Educational Psychology

EPS 907: Human Learning

EPS 908: Mental Health and Learning

EPS 909: Theories of Guidance and Counselling

EPS 910: Moral and Ethical Controversies in Human Life Span

EPS 912: Educational Guidance and Counselling

EPS 913: Cognitive Psychology

EPS 915: Social Psychology of Education

EPS 916: Thesis

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