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. Graduates go on to work at:

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


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.