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Research and evaluation track

Admission requirements summary

Education, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Indicate specialization: research and evaluation
Degree:

Ph.D.
Semester(s)
of entry:

Summer or fall
Deadline
dates:

Nov 15 (early consideration)

Feb 15 (final deadline)
Test
requirements:

GRE
Special requirements:
Personal interview and writing sample may be requested.

Personal goals statement and professional vitae/resume required.

Designed primarily for individuals with responsibility for conducting research and evaluation projects in and for agencies and educational organizations, emphasis in this track is placed on developing proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry, providing students with a breadth of methods to study varied educational and social research questions. Students may select a concentration in either research or evaluation.

Curriculum

  Credits
Concentration component 18
   
Research and evaluation track
(select six courses from the appropriate concentration)
 
   
  Research concentration  
  SOCY 623 Causal Analysis  
  SOCY 605/PADM 605 Survey Research Methods  
  EDUS 790 Seminar in Educational Research and Evaluation  
  NURS 772 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods  
  MGMT 643 Applied Multivariate Methods  
  PPAD 721 Survey of Applied Research Methods in Public Policy and Administration  
  PPAD 711 Seminar in Public Policy and Administration  
  Other courses selected in consultation with the adviser  
     
  Evaluation concentration  
  EDUS 661 Educational Evaluation: Models and Designs  
  EDUS 662 Educational Measurement and Evaluation  
  EDUS 790 Seminar in Educational Research and Evaluation  
  PPAD 627 Workshop in Policy Analysis and Evaluation  
  SOCY 605/PADM 605 Survey Research Methods  
  Other courses selected in consultation with the adviser  

 

 

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