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Option in Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics

This program prepares students for the proper use and application of advanced statistics and evaluation procedures, specifically applied in the social and behavioral disciplines of education, psychology, counseling and other related fields. Our graduates are prepared for educational research and evaluation positions in schools, government agencies, private corporations and foundations, colleges and universities, research institutions and national testing centers. 


This program requires 60-credit hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree, including theoretical and applied statistical methods in education, psychology and social sciences, with additional coursework in educational psychology and a cognate area of your choice. Degree completion requires 15 hours of doctoral dissertation.


Course requirements

Research and Faculty

Faculty expertise includes:

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Multilevel methods
  • Accountability and policy evaluation
  • Item response theory
  • Psychometrics
  • Instrument development
  • Structural equation modeling

Meet our faculty

Center for Educational Research and Evaluation

College research initiatives


Dr. Jam Khojesteh

“We strive to offer students a quality educational experience. Students come to our program with different educational and work backgrounds and they enjoy learning to apply statistics, data analyses, and evaluation methods to study and understand problems in a variety of fields.”

- Dr. Jam Khojasteh
REMS faculty program coordinator


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis each semester. To apply to the Educational Psychology, option in Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics, PhD program, complete the following:

  • Graduate College application 
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (2.75 minimum undergraduate GPA required) 
  • Current resume/vita
  • Personal goal statement (three pages, double-spaced) 
  • Official GRE test scores (within the last five years)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Additional information for students

Graduate student resources


Cost & Assistance

Graduate assistantships, which provide a monthly stipend as well as tuition and health insurance, are available on a competitive basis. Students interested in applying for an assistantship through the REMS program should email Those interested in an assistantship through the Center of Educational Research and Evaluation should email


Currently enrolled students are eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences. 





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