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College of Education

Educational Research and Measurement: Degree Programs

By increasing our understanding of the factors that shape our ability to understand and use new information, we can make teaching and training methods more effective. This requires a diligent, concerted effort using reliable methods.


Educational Psychology and Research, M.Ed.

This master's program is designed to build your research skills, including critical reading of research, use of statistical techniques, and the construction, selection and interpretation of cognitive tests.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in educational research, this program is ideal for you. The curriculum includes core requirements that are part of the Ph.D. degree in educational psychology and research. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.


Educational Psychology and Research, Ph.D.

This program offers two areas of concentration. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin:

Educational Psychology
As a doctoral student in education psychology, you will develop an understanding of both the psychological factors that influence human learning and their relationship to the educational setting. This program is ideal for anyone who wishes to teach or conduct research in higher education, as well as people who are, or wish to become, responsible for classroom learning in other areas of education and industry.

Educational Research
This concentration will prepare you for fields like academia, consulting, and clinical practices. You will build core competencies in measurement and statistics, evaluating programs, research design, test construction, and analyzing data with computer statistical packages. Cognates are available in areas such as learning and cognition, teaching methods, human development, and advanced quantitative techniques. If you have not already attained your master's degree, we encourage you to first enroll in our educational research M.Ed. program.