Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology, MSEd

The M.S.Ed. in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology (SMART) program is designed to prepare individuals for work in research and assessment organizations, public institutions, and government agencies focused on education, psychology, and related human services fields. The program provides understanding and skills in data collection, management, and processing; measurement theory and test construction; survey design; design and execution of randomized controlled experiments and quasi-experiments; assessment strategies; and statistical analysis and reporting in education. Graduates of the SMART program go on to become researchers and statistical analysts in organizations such as school districts, government agencies, research centers, educational testing companies, and educational research institutes.


10 CUs are required for the Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology (SMART) MSEd Program.

Required Courses
EDUC 625Data Processing and Analysis (Fall)1
EDUC 680Evaluation of Policies, Programs and Projects (Fall)1
EDUC 683Survey Methods & Design (Spring)1
EDUC 684Measurement & Assessment (Fall)1
EDUC 767Regression and Analysis of Variance (Fall or Spring)1
EDUC 768Measurement Theory and Test Construction (Spring)1
EDUC 829Policy Research (Spring)1
Distribution Requirement 1
Select 1 Distribution course (Fall, Spring, or Summer)1
Elective Courses 2, 3
Select 2 elective courses (Fall, Spring, or Summer)2
Total Course Units10

Comprehensive Examination

Toward the end of completion of course requirements, master's students are required to pass a general examination in the core content of SMART.


Anticipated graduation under this plan can be either May, August, or December.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.