• Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead_AEA 2018
    Dr. Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead gave a keynote talk at the 2018 American Evaluation Association conference.

Upcoming Events

Professor Chris Rhoads will be visiting the Hector Institute at the University of Tubingen (https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-economics-and-social-sciences/subjects/department-of-social-sciences/education-sciences-and-psychology/institute/) in March 2020 as part of the Connecticut-Baden-Wurtemburg Faculty Exchange program.


For questions about Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation programs, please contact the appropriate person below:

M.A. and Ph.D. Programs
Chris Rhoads, Ph.D.
RMME Program Coordinator

Graduate Certificate Program in Program Evaluation (GCPPE)
Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead, Ph.D.
GCPPE Program Coordinator (currently on leave- please contact Dr. Rhoads for GCPPE information through March 2020.)

General Questions
Lisa Rasicot
Program Assistant
Department of Educational Psychology


The graduate program in Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation (RMME) leads to an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology with an area of concentration in Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation.  The program is designed for educators and other professionals who wish to develop expertise in quantitative research methodology, psychometrics, educational measurement, and/or program evaluation. We also offer a graduate certificate in program evaluation. Our graduates work in a variety of settings including higher education, testing companies, state departments of education, and research firms.

The Online Master’s Program is designed for professionals seeking to become more knowledgeable about research methods, measurement, and evaluation. Further, it is an ideal graduate degree for recent bachelor’s graduates having entered, or for those entering, the workforce, who are interested in developing expertise in research methods, quantitative analysis, measurement, and program evaluation.

The Master’s program emphasizes the application of quantitative research methods, measurement and evaluation theory and procedures.  We encourage students to supplement their RMME coursework with courses in other discipline areas that best suit their individual goals and objectives.

The Ph.D. program in Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation integrates theory and practice to promote the scientific uses of measurement and quantitative research methodology within education and the social and behavioral sciences. Coursework focuses on current and emerging topics including instrument development, classical and modern measurement theory and applications, item response theory, latent variable modeling, causal inference, multivariate statistical techniques, and multilevel modeling.

See the RMME Handbook for more information about our graduate degree programs.

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Interested in Graduate School?

Seeking qualified Masters and PhD students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to incoming PhD students. While MA applications are accepted at any time, Ph.D. applications must be received by December 1st to be considered for graduate assistantships and other funding opportunities. GRE scores are required for PhD applicants and highly recommended for MA applicants.