Core Competencies and Credit Requirements for the Research Methods, Measurement, & Evaluation Doctoral Program
Competency 1: Research Methodology and Quantitative Expertise
(24 credits or 8 courses)
|Courses for which students may test out|
|EPSY 5601||Introduction to Educational Research Methods*|
|EPSY 5605||Introduction to Quantitative Methods I*|
|EPSY 5607||Introduction to Quantitative Methods II*|
|EPSY 5610||Applied Regression Analysis|
|EPSY 5613||Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research|
|EPSY 6601||Methods and Techniques of Educational Research|
|EPSY 6611||Hierarchical Linear Models|
|EPSY 6615||Structural Equation Modeling|
|EPSY 6619||Advanced Modeling Using Latent Variable Techniques|
|EPSY 6651||Methods for Causal Inference from Educational Data|
|EPSY 6655||Advanced Methods for Causal Inference from Data|
*Expected (equivalent or competency exam required to be waived) but do not count towards 24 credits in this area
Competency 2: RMME: Theories, Methods and Models
(21 credits or 7 courses)
|EPSY 5602||Educational Tests and Measurements|
|EPSY 5621||Construction of Evaluation Instruments|
|EPSY 6621||Program Evaluation|
|EPSY 6194||Advanced Program Evaluation|
|EPSY 6636||Measurement Theory and Application|
|EPSY 6637||Item Response Theory|
|EPSY 6638||Advanced Item Response Theory|
Competency 3: Theories of Educational Psychology
|EPSY 5510||Learning: Its Implications for Education**|
** Students may request to have this requirement waived if they have taken a graduate-level Educational Psychology or Learning course from another university and earned a B or better.
Additional Coursework (12+ credits)
Students must take a combination of elective courses and independent study/practica which total at least 12 credits. At least 3 of these credits must be from coursework and at least 3 of these credits must be from independent study/practica.
Dissertation Research (15 credits)
Students must also register for 15 credits of dissertation research.
The anticipated total number of credits for the PhD is 75. This includes 54-57 credits of coursework, 3-6 credits of independent study and 15 credits of dissertation preparation (required by the Graduate School). For most students, the PhD degree will require four or five years of full-time study, although for students with Masters’ Degrees in highly relevant areas, such as statistics, it may be possible to complete the PhD in as little as three years of full time study. For more information about the course sequences, including sample plans of study, please consult the RMME Handbook.