Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Research, Assessment and Evaluation
The Research, Assessment, and Evaluation concentration of the Ph.D. in Education offers training in advanced educational research methodologies and applied experiences across a variety of educational systems and contexts.
Our program offers training in advanced educational research methodologies and applied experiences across a variety of educational systems and contexts. Our graduates work in a range of careers including faculty, educational assessment, program evaluation, and non-profit positions. Faculty and students in our program engage across a range of research areas including social network analysis, machine learning, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, mentoring in higher education, STEM education, program evaluation, educational assessment, critical quantitative methodologies, QuantCrit, and queer studies in education. Students in the program also have numerous applied opportunities to work with schools and other educational organizations, write grants, perform program evaluations, present at conferences, and publish their work. Students in the program have nationally recognized expert faculty advisors and mentors who work with them to reach their educational and professional goals. In our current admissions cycle, Dr. Mike Broda, Dr. Chi-Ning (Nick) Chang, and Dr. Kamden Strunk are actively recruiting new Ph.D. students.
The Ph.D. in education, concentration in research, assessment and evaluation requires a minimum of 60 total graduate credit hours:
Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your advisor or the program coordinator with any additional questions.
VCU BULLETIN INFO
How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Summer or fall
Application deadline: Jan. 15
VCU School of Education Graduate Assistantship Application
RAE Handbook March 2023 ADA
Faculty listing: Foundations of Education
Faculty areas of interest: Research areas
Resources and Checklists
- General admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School
- Master’s degree in appropriate discipline
- Three letters of recommendation addressing the student’s potential for graduate study in education
- Statement of intent
- GRE optional
- Transcripts of all previous college work
- A personal interview and additional writing sample (may be requested)
- Professional vitae/resume
FOR MORE IN-DEPTH INFO
The VCU Holmes Scholars Program is a selective program that provides accepted doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups with resources and professional development to best position them for tenure track faculty positions in high (R2) and very high (R1) research universities. Our cross-disciplinary scholars create a network that leverages the collective and individual strengths of each member to maximize their VCU School of Education program. Learn more about how we live our values through the Holmes program!
- Meagan Rawls Lewis (2023), A longitudinal analysis of academic self-concept among preclinical medical students (Read full document here)
- Arami Nika Anwell (2022), Exploring predictors in the receipt of patient/family-centered care (Read full document here)
- Robert Craig (2022), Development and Validation of a Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor Perception Feedback Scale (Read full document here)
- Yingying Jiang (2022), Understanding Chinese International Students' Engagement and Belongingness in U.S. Universities (Read full document here)
- Stephanie Moore, THE INFLUENCE OF SHIFTING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ON TEACHERS’ DATA USE PRACTICES (Read full document here)
- Hannah Seward, Supported Employment Services and Employment Outcomes for Low-Income Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Case Control Study (Read full article here)
You can experience elements of our program and learn more through some of these experiences:
- Connect with current Research, Assessment, and Evaluation students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected with one of our current doctoral students.
- Visit one of our required track classes. Contact email@example.com to arrange a visit to one of our classes.
- Review Dr. Broda’s statistics website to learn more about educational statistics, resource support materials for our statistics courses, and more!
- Join our Critical Quantitative Methodologies Reading Group sessions, or drop in for our Critical Quantitative Methodologies Speaker Series. Contact Dr. Kamden Strunk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on this initiative.
Alternate contact email for this program: SOEinfo@vcu.edu