• RMME Faculty, Post Docs, and Graduate Students gather for the Fall 2021 RMME Welcome Party!

Upcoming RMME Events

*10/22 RMME Doctoral Dissertation Defense (Dani Yomtov): An Experimental Study of Ideology, Advocacy, and Confirmation Bias in Program Evaluation; Friday, 10/22/2021, 1pm – 3pm ET

*11/5 RMME/STAT Colloquium: Friday, 11/5/2021, 12pm ET; Speaker: Dr. Jerry Reiter, Duke University

*11/5 Application Deadline: For Spring 2022 enrollment in the RMME Master’s and/or Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation programs. With 100% Online or Campus-based options, RMME offers the flexibility to meet a variety of work and home life schedules and learning preferences. Apply today!


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

100% Online RMME Programs
Sarah D. Newton, Ph.D.
Associate Director, RMME Online Programs

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 100% 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 campus-based 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 (also campus-based) 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 Master’s and Doctoral students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Graduate assistantships (including tuition remission and health insurance) are awarded on a competitive basis to incoming Ph.D. students. While M.A. applications are accepted on a rolling basis, Ph.D. applications must be received by December 1st to be considered for funding opportunities, which include graduate assistantships, fellowships. GRE scores are required for Ph.D. applicants and recommended for M.A. applicants.