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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 companies. 


This program requires 36-credit hours of coursework to include 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 either a creative component project or a thesis defense.


Practicum opportunities and assistantships allow you to practice and develop research skills in applied settings such as the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation and University Testing and Assessment.


Course requirements


Research and Faculty

student studying with laptopFaculty 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



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis each semester. 


To apply to the Educational Psychology, option in Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics, MS 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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