Bo Zhang

Associate Professor
Department of Educational Psychology

Office Location :Enderis 757

Educational Statistics and Measurement

What is offered?

Master's Degree

The Master of Science degree focusing on Educational Statistics and Measurement is offered on either a non-thesis or a thesis basis. The purpose of the non-thesis program is to provide basic research methodology coursework for students seeking to qualify for positions that call for competence in educational measurement and research methodology. Such positions are typically found in larger school systems, state departments of education, test publishing organizations, and research centers.

The program is also appropriate for students seeking to broaden their knowledge of measurement and research methodology for personal development or professional improvement. The thesis program is primarily intended for the student planning to take advanced work in statistical methods or educational measurement at the Ph.D. level.

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The purpose of the Educational Statistics and Measurement doctoral program is to prepare students for upper-level professional positions in the fields of educational measurement, evaluation and statistical methods. Such positions are generally found in colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, large public and private school systems, test publishing firms, and research and evaluation centers.

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Doctoral Minor

Doctoral students now have the opportunity to obtain a minor in Educational Statistics and Measurement (ESM). If a student takes 9 credits of courses in the ESM area, in addition to any courses that are required by one's degree program, then a minor in ESM will be noted on the student's transcript. A list of current courses can be found in the course rotation table, linked below. Obtaining a minor in ESM will strengthen one's quantitative research skills, which are valued by many employers.

Doctoral Minor Flyer

Course Rotation Schedule

The above linked table contains the anticipated rotation of course offerings in the Educational Statistics and Measurement area of the Department of Educational Psychology. This schedule is intended to help you and your advisor plan your coursework schedule. Please consult the latest Graduate School Bulletin for course descriptions; you may also consult the UWM online schedule of classes for descriptions of courses offered during the current academic year.