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

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 66 (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 a minimum of 9 hours:9
Human Development
Human Development in Psychology
Adult Development
Learning and Cognition
Psychology of Learning
Emotion and Cognition
Human Motivation
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
Developing Educational Organizations
Mathematical Sciences
Methods of Applied Mathematics
Statistical Computing
Probability Theory
Stochastic Processes
Bayesian Analysis
Probability Theory
Advanced Statistical Inference
Institutional Research
Nonparametric Methods
Measurement and Cognitive Psychology
Psychological Testing
Creativity for Teachers
Human Motivation
Emotion and Cognition
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

REMS 5013 and REMS 5953 are required prerequisites.

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.