Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Research, Assessment and Evaluation
The research, assessment and evaluation concentration of the Ph.D. in education is designed for individuals conducting research, assessment and evaluation projects within agencies and educational organizations, as well as for those interested in teaching and studying research, assessment and evaluation methods at the postsecondary level.
Emphasis in this concentration is placed on developing proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry, providing students with a breadth of methods to study varied educational and social research questions. Students may select a concentration in research, assessment or evaluation.
The Ph.D. in education, concentration in research, assessment and evaluation requires a minimum of 48 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 adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.
VCU BULLETIN INFO
- VCU Graduate School requirements
- Master’s degree in appropriate discipline
- Competence in research methods in education and introductory social statistics
- Transcripts from previous academic work
- Satisfactory GRE scores (usually 290 or better)
- Personal statement detailing your research interests/experience, career goals, and potential fit within the program
- Three letters of recommendation from faculty or other individuals who can speak to your research experience/potential and academic background
- Resume or CV with academic and work history
- A personal interview and writing sample may be requested
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Shadow a VCU Student: PhD in Education - Research, Assessment and Evaluation Track
After you learn more about our program and research, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to do any of the following:
- Visit one of our required track classes
- Sit in on STAT+ User’s Group (every 4th Friday during the academic year) or email us to virtually attend
- Review Dr. Broda’s statistics website to learn more about educational statistics, resource support materials for our statistics courses, and more!