Degree Title: Doctor of Philosophy
Program Name and Number: Educational Research & Evaluation - PH6277
Department/Unit: Educational Studies
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Terms of Entry: [Fall | Spring | Summer]
Program Mission: The Ph.D. program in Educational Research and Evaluation (EDRE) is intended to prepare graduate students both for faculty positions and for leadership roles in research organizations.
Program Learning Objectives:
- Knowledge of quantitative methods
- Knowledge of qualitative methods
- Knowledge of mixed methods
- Knowledge of evaluation methods
Program Overview: The EDRE program offer students an interdisciplinary understanding and knowledge base about educational research and evaluation. Students are encouraged to develop a program of study of their specific area of concentration yet have the flexibility necessary to develop programs that meet their individual career goals and interests; besides required courses, students are encouraged to include quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methodologies in their programs. Students are required to identify four core areas of specializations for their programs, which will serve as areas for comprehensive examination and areas of research, teaching and service in their future careers.
Opportunities for Graduates: Upon completion of the EDRE Ph.D., graduates can successfully conduct research, construct measurement instruments, design research protocols, analyze research findings, contribute to theory development in the field, and teach course in measurements, statistics, research design and qualitative methodology. Graduation Requirements: Minimum course requirements allow students maximum flexibility to develop programs that meet their individual needs and interests. Students identify four core areas for their rograms of study, which typically include one or two areas of specialization that comprise courses from across the University.
Graduation Requirements: A minimum number of 80 semester hours are required which does not include the 10 hours of dissertation credit. Qualifying exam is required prior to starting dissertation research. If a student is enrolled full time this degree can be completed in 5 years.
Culminating Experience: Dissertation
Admission Requirements: All applications are reviewed holistically. The department requires
- GRE scores, with a minimum quantitative/verbal combined score of 300 recommended,
- official transcripts from all institutions attended,
- three written letters of recommendation,
- an autobiography and statement of professional goals, and
- a resume or curriculum vitae. A minimum GPA of 3.4 is recommended. International applicants must also provide proof of financial responsibility and proof of English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL scores).