Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, M.S.

The M.S. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation requires 33 credit hours.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 33 credit hours

Required Core Courses (21 credits) *
ERM 600Validity and Validation 3
ERM 604Methods of Educational Research 3
ERM 642Evaluation of Educational Programs 3
ERM 650Foundations of Qualitative Research Methods 3
ERM 667Foundations of Educational Measurement Theory 3
ERM 680Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education 3
ERM 681Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments 3
Additional Required Core (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in one of the following concentrations:6
Measurement and Quantitative Methods Concentration
Program Evaluation Concentration
Electives (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in elective courses at the 600 level or higher **6
Total Credit Hours33
*

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.

Comprehensive Examination (Capstone Experience)

The student will successfully complete a written comprehensive examination to be arranged by the major advisor, usually in the semester in which course work is completed.

Measurement and Quantitative Methods Concentration

Required Courses (6 credits)
ERM 682Multivariate Analysis 3
ERM 669Item Response Theory 3
Total Credit Hours6

Program Evaluation Concentration

Required Courses (6 credits)
ERM 643Applied Educational Evaluation 3
ERM 645Culturally Responsive Approaches to Research and Evaluation 3
Total Credit Hours6

Accelerated B.A. or B.S. to M.S. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

Application and Admission

Qualified UNC Greensboro undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) in Educational Research Methodology. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 credits earned at UNCG is required. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits and may not apply for admission to the AMP before the first semester of the junior year. Standard application requirements for the Master of Science (M.S.) degree program (i.e., undergraduate transcript(s), three letters of recommendation, personal statement; GRE scores are not required) apply to the AMP.

All applicants must complete the Accelerated Master's Program information along with their application for admission to the Educational Research Methodology M.S. degree program. Admitted students may apply a maximum of 12 credits of graduate-level course work toward completion of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, provided that they earn a grade of 3.5 or better in each graduate course and fulfill graduate-level requirements.

Courses

As with all graduate students in Education Research Methodology, courses counted toward the M.S. degree need the prior approval of the Graduate Program Director. Up to, but not more than, 12 credits of graduate courses may be double-counted. For a course to apply toward both degrees, the student must earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in the course and fulfill graduate-level requirements.

The M.S. degree requires 33 credit hours of graduate-level course work. If the maximum of 12 credits is double-counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, the student must complete an additional 21 credits of graduate-level course work to complete the M.S. degree. Please see the University Catalog for a full description of the M.S. degree requirements.

The following courses have been identified as those that may be counted toward the M.S. degree while also counting toward the student's bachelor degree. These courses have been chosen because they are well suited to AMP students and because they are offered frequently enough to provide students substantial opportunity to enroll in them. All courses that lead to the completion of the M.S. degree must be approved with the Graduate Program Director. The following courses may be counted toward the bachelor and master's degrees:

ERM 600Validity and Validation 3
ERM 604Methods of Educational Research 3
ERM 642Evaluation of Educational Programs 3
ERM 650Foundations of Qualitative Research Methods 3
ERM 667Foundations of Educational Measurement Theory 3
ERM 680Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education 3
ERM 681Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments 3

Substitutions for the above courses require the permission of the Graduate Program Director in the Educational Research Methodology department. Please consult with an advisor to determine how the courses taken at the graduate level will meet requirements in the B.A. or B.S. program.