The Educational Measurement and Statistics program is committed to preparing students for successful careers in educational measurement, evaluation, research, and statistical/quantitative analysis.

Students in the Educational Measurement and Statistics select a focus in either educational measurement or applied statistics, and learn to understand theories, methods, professional ethics, and applications associated with quantitative research methodology in the social science context. Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to teach at the university level, analyze and interpret quantitative data, independently conduct research and communicate findings to various audiences, design assessments, and apply complex quantitative information in making policy decisions.

Programs

Overview

The Ph.D. program in Educational Measurement and Statistics prepares students for upper-level positions in the fields of educational measurement, evaluation, and statistical methods.

Students in the Educational Measurement and Statistics doctoral program must successfully complete 90 semester hours of approved study beyond the bachelor’s degree and a comprehensive examination (this includes relevant courses at the master’s level). All students are expected to develop familiarity with computer programming techniques and equipment. Additionally, candidates who enter the program without having completed a Master of Arts thesis must complete a substitute project before they take the comprehensive examinations.

Graduates work at:

  • Colleges and universities
  • State and federal agencies
  • Large public and private school systems
  • Test publishing firms
  • Research and evaluation centers

Application Deadlines

  • December 1 (Fall semester)
  • October 1 (Spring semester)
  • March 1 (Summer session)

Applications completed after these deadlines will be reviewed; however, for fullest consideration, all application materials should be submitted before the deadlines. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the following Monday is considered the deadline date.

Visit the degree homepage for more information: 

  • Admission Requirements
  • Application Instructions 
  • Program Requirements

 

 

Overview

This 32- semester-hour Educational Measurement and Statistics program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. Both options are intended for students seeking positions that call for competence in educational measurement and research methodology; however, the thesis option is intended for students who plan to take advanced work in statistical methods or educational measurement at the Ph.D. level.

The M.A. program in Educational Measurement and Statistics prepares candidates for educational measurement and research methodology positions

Candidates work in:

  • School districts
  • State departments of education
  • Test organizations
  • Research centers

Application Deadlines

  • December 1 (Fall semester)
  • October 1 (Spring semester)
  • March 1 (Summer session)

Applications completed after these deadlines will be reviewed; however, for fullest consideration, all application materials should be submitted before the deadlines. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the following Monday is considered the deadline date.

 

Contact

Program Coordinator