Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Research, Assessment and Evaluation

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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.

Curriculum requirements

The Ph.D. in education, concentration in research, assessment and evaluation requires a minimum of 48 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Ph.D. in education, concentration in research, assessment and evaluation »

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

PROGRAM BASICS

How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Summer or fall
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Additional materials:
Graduate assistantship application [PDF]
Concentration handbook [PDF]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing the student’s potential for graduate study in education
  • Statement of intent
  • Satisfactory scores on the GRE
  • Transcripts of all previous college work
  • A personal interview and writing sample (may be requested)
  • Professional vitae/resume
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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.