Educational Psychology: Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 66 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Inquiry Core 1
REMS 6003Analyses of Variance3
REMS 6013Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies3
REMS 6023Psychometric Theory3
REMS 6373Program Evaluation3
REMS 6663Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies3
SCFD 6113Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry3
SCFD 6123Qualitative Research I3
Hours Subtotal21
Educational Psychology Degree Core
Select 3 hours from each group:9
Human Development
Human Development in Psychology
Adult Development
Learning and Cognition
Psychology of Learning
Emotion and Cognition
Human Motivation
Educational Psychology
EPSY 6133
EPSY 5213
Hours Subtotal9
Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics Specialization
Select 12 hours from the following, including 9 hours at 6000-level:12
(The following is not an exhaustive list. Additional relevant coursework may be found in other departments: e.g., PSYC, STAT, SOC, HDFS. Check Catalog for applicable prerequisites.)
Educational Measurements
Computer Applications in Nonparametric Data Analyses
Factor Analysis in Behavioral Research
Doctoral Seminar in REMS
Program Evaluation II
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies
Item Response Theory
Multilevel Modeling Methods in Education
Structural Equation Modeling for Behavioral and Educational Research
Directed Reading
Sample Survey Designs
Qualitative Research: Selected Methods
Qualitative Research II
Hours Subtotal12
Cognate Area
Select minimum of 9 hours:9
Courses will be selected from one or two cognate areas to develop and improve knowledge and skills in a content and/or methodological area. Following are some examples of congnate areas and relative choices in coursework. This is not an exhaustive list.
Student Development and Higher Education
SDEV 5213
SDEV 5223
SDEV 5320
SDEV 5733
SDEV 5333
SDEV 6173
SDEV 6213
Developing Educational Organizations
EDLE 5973
Mathematical Sciences
Methods of Applied Mathematics
Statistical Computing
Probability Theory
Stochastic Processes
Bayesian Analysis
Probability Theory
Advanced Statistical Inference
STAT 6323
Institutional Research
Nonparametric Methods
Business and Economic Forecasting
EDLE 6703
EDLE 6753
EDLE 6803
EDLE 6823
Measurement and Cognitive Psychology
Psychological Testing
Creativity for Teachers
Human Motivation
Emotion and Cognition
EPSY 5783
EPSY 6063
Cognitive Processes
Hours Subtotal9
Qualifying Exams
Students must pass a written and oral comprehensive exam. Passing the exams qualifies students for Admission to Doctoral Candidacy, and they should move to the dissertation proposal phase.
Dissertation Hours
REMS 6000Doctoral Dissertation15
Hours Subtotal15
Applied Experience
Each student will select two suggested experiences.
Total Hours66

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval