Master’s Program (Educational Statistics and Measurement)
Students completing the Master's Degree are capable of participating in applied research projects, translating research findings for application in educational settings, designing and building assessment instruments, and assisting professional educators with analyses and interpretations of data. Graduates can find work in a wide variety of settings, including state and federal agencies, test publishing organizations, school systems, state departments of education, marketing research companies and research centers.
Program of Study
The Educational Statistics and Measurement concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to execute research and evaluate and critique existing research. Course work exposes students to the general principles of inferential statistics, research methodology and experimental design, psychometrics, and categorical and qualitative research methods.
Students are required to complete 30 credits for the master's degree. Students complete 12 credits of core courses, which include 624, 724, 720, and 728; 6 credits in Learning and Development; and 12 elective credits, 6 of which must be in Educational Statistics and Measurement. Students' programs of study are developed in consultation with their assigned advisors.
In addition to course requirements students must either complete a thesis or pass a final comprehensive examination.
Masters students may apply for assistantships at the time of application; however, priority for assistantships is given to doctoral students. The Educational Statistics and Measurement program funds students with assistantships. Teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and project assistantships. All assistantships at or above a 33% appointment include tuition remission and healthcare. Stipend rates depend on the point at which the student has progressed in the program and the type of assistantship. For information about current stipend salaries please see the Assistantship Salary & Stipend Schedules page.