Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, M.S./Ph.D.
The PhD in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation requires 78 s.h. beyond the baccalaureate degree (for student’s entering the program in the MS/PhD track).
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 78 credit hours
|Required Core Courses *||24|
|Validity and Validation|
|Methods of Educational Research|
|Evaluation of Educational Programs|
|Foundations of Qualitative Research Methods|
|Foundations of Educational Measurement Theory|
|Survey Research Methods in Education|
|Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education|
|Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments|
|Additional Required Core||12|
|Select one of the following:|
|Measurement and Quantitative Methods Concentration|
|Second Language Assessment and Testing|
|Item Response Theory|
|R for Education and the Social Sciences|
|Program Evaluation Concentration|
|Applied Educational Evaluation|
|Culturally Responsive Approaches to Research and Evaluation|
|Evaluation and Public Policy|
|Advanced Theory in Program Evaluation|
Select 30 hours in elective courses at the 600 level or higher **
In cases where students have previously satisfied these requirements, course substitutions may be allowed with the approval of the major advisor.
Electives may come from any ERM courses not included in the required core or from non-ERM courses with the approval of the major advisor. At least 15 hours must be ERM courses.
Research that culminates in the preparation of a required doctoral dissertation.
Students are required to take the MS comprehensive exam following 24 hours of core courses and electives. Students must successfully pass the MS comprehensive exam and formally apply to graduate from the MS program by The Graduate School deadline before taking courses in the doctoral program.
The student will successfully complete a written comprehensive examination to be arranged by the doctoral advisor, usually in the semester in which course work is completed.