Ph.D. (Research, Evaluation, Statistics, Assessment)

Degree Requirements (66 hours*)

The Ph.D. in Education, emphasis in Research, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment (RESA)program provides graduate coursework in research methods, evaluation and assessment, statistics, and educational foundations. RESA emphasizes inquiry—quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. RESA is designed to prepare individuals for academic and non-academic positions and organizations such as: tenure-track faculty, researchers and statisticians, grant evaluators, assessment specialists, data analysts, institutional effectiveness offices, institutional research offices, IRB offices, hospitals and schools. *Individuals with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution may apply directly to the Ph.D. program. Applicants applying without a Master’s degree are required to take a minimum of 84 credit hours. Applicants with a Master’s degree take a minimum of 66 hours and applicants having an Ed.S. degree are required to take a minimum of 57 hours.Click here to see a semester-by-semester guide for the degree. Required coursework is shown but does not include dissertation hours (REF 898) taken after coursework is complete. Pre-requisite courses are included. Always consult with your advisor before following this plan.Applications are accepted for both fall, spring, and summer admission and should be completed at least eight weeks prior to the desired start date.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for fall admission unless pre-requisites, typically taken in summer semester, are needed.

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