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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Educational Research and Evaluation - PHD

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Degree Title and Name:  Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Research & Evaluation

Program Name and Number:  Educational Research & Evaluation – PH6277

Department/Unit:  Department of Educational Studies

Delivery Mode:  Athens Campus

Term(s) of Entry:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview:  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.

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.

If a student is enrolled full time this degree can be completed in 3-5 years.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of quantitative methodology
  • Knowledge of qualitative methodology
  • Knowledge of mixed methods research
  • Knowledge of evaluation methods

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.

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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 Programs of Study (POS), which typically include one or two areas of specialization that comprise courses from across the University. A minimum number of 80 semester hours are required, which does not include the 10 hours of dissertation credit. Qualifying exam or comprehensive exams are required prior to starting dissertation research.

Culminating Experience: Dissertation

Admission Requirements: All applications are reviewed holistically. The department requires

  1. GRE scores, with a minimum quantitative/verbal combined score of 300 recommended,
  2. official transcripts from all institutions attended,
  3. three written letters of recommendation,
  4. an autobiography and statement of professional goals, and
  5. 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).

Note: Students who transfer from other institutions of higher learning can include up to ten (10) hours of transfer credit toward the completion of the degree.

International Students:  This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.

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