Doctoral Programs

Earn a Ph.D. with a Specialization in either Qualitative Methods or Quantitative Methods.

Ph.D. Program Overview

Designed to prepare exceptional and highly qualified researchers and teachers for academic positions and other educational settings, methodology consultants for state and private organizations, and evaluators for various grant organizations.

The Ph.D. program is open to students who hold only a bachelor’s degree and to students who have already completed a graduate degree. Students who hold only a bachelor’s degree will be admitted to a M.A.E./Ph.D. combination program, which requires a master’s thesis and a doctoral dissertation. Students who have completed a master’s degree and are admitted directly to the doctoral program must complete a research project that is the equivalent of a master’s thesis.

Subject to the approval of the Research and Evaluation Methodology faculty on the student’s doctoral supervisory committee, a master’s thesis completed at another university can meet the requirement.

The doctoral candidate in Research and Evaluation Methodology is expected to complete a minimum of 90 hours of classes, including a minimum of 20 hours of EDF7980 – Doctoral Research.

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