Academic programs

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.

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.


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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.
Recruitment specialist
(804) 827-2479
Email: SOEinfo@vcu.edu

Faculty coordinator

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Michael Broda, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Foundations of Education

Research & Evaluation Track Webinar

Interested in learning more about how research, assessment and evaluation can be used to improve teaching, student learning and motivation, or in a career that uses research, assessment and evaluation skills? Watch the webinar below featuring VCU Research and Evaluation Ph.D. concentration faculty and students to learn more about our program!