Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

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The Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming an expert in research methodology, measurement, applied statistics, or program evaluation.

The program targets experienced educators who hold a master’s degree in a related educational field. Career opportunities may be found in a wide variety of educational institutions including higher education, K-12 school districts, for-profit companies, nonprofit agencies, community colleges, think tanks, government organizations, and other institutions concerned with solving problems in education.

Both full-time and part-time students are welcome. Full-time admission is only available in Fall semester, while part-time admission occurs year-round (Fall, Spring, Summer). Full-time students can expect to complete the program within 3-4 years and part-time students within 4-6 years. We offer most courses online and hybrid in the evening to meet student needs. A limited number of courses are offered in summer.

Graduates from our program may find job opportunities in:

  • Academia (university or college professor of educational research)
  • Institutions and organizations that focus on research and evaluation
  • Testing companies
  • Offices of assessment, research, and accountability at college/university, school district, or state levels

Program Objectives

Graduates of the ERME program will demonstrate:

  • in‐depth knowledge of educational research, measurement, and evaluation and be able to apply knowledge and skills specific to their discipline
  • ability to conduct independent research to answer relevant questions their area of specialization and add to the body of knowledge in the field of education
  • skills in reflective practice on teaching that addresses diverse learners, research using evidence-based practices, working and collaborating with diverse partners, and using leadership skills
  • skills in research consultation with external agencies including needs assessment, communication, and report writing

Program Requirements

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Program Director

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Dr. Sandra Dika

276 College of Education Building
Phone: 704-687-1821

A limited number of research assistantships with tuition support are available annually for full-time students. Contact the program director for details.