Quantitative Methods, PhD

The Ph.D. program in Quantitative Methods is designed to prepare students for faculty positions at universities and important responsibilities at research and assessment organizations. Graduates will be prepared to design first rate empirical research and data analyses and to contribute to development of new research methodologies.

Doctoral degree studies include advanced graduate coursework, a research apprenticeship, a Ph.D. Candidacy Examination, and the completion of a doctoral dissertation that represents an independent and significant contribution to knowledge. The research apprenticeship provides students with an opportunity to collaborate with a faculty sponsor on an ongoing basis and to participate in field research leading to a dissertation.

Students who apply directly to the doctoral-level study program following a baccalaureate degree will enroll in the core courses described for M.S.Ed. degree in SMART and the more advanced courses for the Ph.D. degree. This will include the development of independent empirical research projects.

View the University’s Academic Requirements for PhD Degrees.

The Ph.D. degree program in Quantitative Methods requires a minimum of 20 course units or relevant courses and advanced degree accomplishments. A maximum of eight (8) credits from other institutions may be taken into account in reducing this basic requirement where appropriate.

Required Courses
EDUC 625Data Processing and Analysis (Fall)1
EDUC 680Evaluation of Policies, Programs and Projects1
EDUC 684Measurement & Assessment (Fall)1
EDUC 767Regression and Analysis of Variance (Fall or Spring)1
EDUC 768Measurement Theory and Test Construction (Spring)1
EDUC 683Survey Methods & Design (Spring)1
EDUC 829Policy Research Seminar (Spring)1
EDUC 771Factor Analysis and Scale Development (Fall)1
EDUC 777Structural Equations Modeling (Spring)1
EDUC 880Complex, Multilevel, and Longitudinal Research Models (Fall)1
EDUC 871Randomized Trials and Experiments (Spring)1
EDUC 881Applied Multivariate Statistics (Spring)1
Select eight courses8
Total Course Units20

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2018 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.