Research, Statistics & Evaluation: Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Graduates of the Ph.D. in Research, Statistics and Evaluation program are educational scholars who prepared for careers in university settings or research organizations.
At a Glance
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Research, Statistics and Evaluation
The RSE program provides students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to excel in a variety of research settings. Graduates have become professors in schools; others have found positions of leadership in state or national educational agencies and organizations, or in profit and non-profit private educational firms or in industry.
Best Suited To
Students seeking to conduct original research and interpret and communicate the results of such research as authors, university professors, and governmental or research agency officials.
- Full Time
About This Program
The Ph.D. in Research Statistics, & Evaluation program balances breadth and depth in theory and practice through a variety of student experiences. The program develops educational scholars who seek to conduct original research and interpret and communicate the results of such research as authors, university professors, and governmental or research agency officials.
The program consists of four interrelated components that provide a set of common core experiences, as well as flexibility to accommodate individual student interests and needs. The four components include:
- A set of required foundational courses designed to develop students’ understanding of the nature, limits, and sources of human inquiry and knowledge to become proficient in planning, conducting, and interpreting findings of educational research and evaluation
- Additional elective courses designed to assist students in acquiring a deeper understanding and expertise in specific inquiry methods and analytical tools
- Mentored experiences where students acquire practical experience in designing and conducting research; and
- A dissertation experience that involves practice experience in designing and carrying out research (including analyzing and reporting of results both in writing and orally) in the student’s area of interest.