Master of Education in Educational Research and Measurement

Admission to the ME in Educational Research and Measurement 

In addition to admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies, admission to the master's program requires the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution

  • A well-written statement of purpose describing your background and goals as well as the importance of this degree in achieving those goals

  • Three letters of recommendation regarding your potential for doing master's level work from professionals such as an undergraduate major advisor, current employer, school principal or others who are knowledgeable about your ability to engage in graduate work in this degree program

The master's program has selective admissions and may admit a limited number of students. Thus, meeting all formal criteria does not guarantee admission.

What to Submit with Your Application 

  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education

  • Statement of purpose

  • Three letters of recommendation 

Requirements for the ME in Educational Research and Measurement

For the Master of Education degree, students must complete the following program requirements:

  • A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate course work

  • A core in research and measurement that includes RESM 5110, 5330, and 5550, with courses approved by faculty advisor

  • An area of specialization in research and measurement that includes RESM 5310, 6120, 6220, and 6350, with courses pre-approved by the faculty advisor

  • A supporting area with courses pre-approved by the faculty advisor

  • A thesis, project, internship, or portfolio

In addition, no more than six semester hours of credit from any combination of workshops (5950), problems or special topics courses (5980 or 6980), and independent studies (5990 or 6990) may be included in the degree program.

All coursework and requirements of the master's degree must be taken within a six-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.


A plan of study identifying the courses for the master's degree is required after 12 credit hours, generally at the end of the first semester of full-time study. The master's plan of study must include the following within the 30-semester hour minimum:

  • 9 credits of research and measurement core

    • RESM 5110, 5330, and 5550 are required

  • 12 credits of specialization in research and measurement 

    • RESM 5310, 6120, 6220, and 6350 are required

  • 6 credits of a supporting area

  • 3 credits of thesis, project, internship, or portfolio 

Guide for Developing a Plan of Study

Below is a guide for developing a Plan of Study for the Master of Education in Educational Research and Measurement. Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements.

Research and Measurement Core
Select the following:9
Quantitative Methods I
Qualitative Research I: Introduction And Basic Methods
Introduction to Research and Measurement (RESM) and Graduate Studies
Specialization in Educational Research and Measurement
Select the following:12
Understanding and Consuming Research
Quantitative Methods II
Measurement I
Methods Of Survey Research
Supporting Area
Select 6 credits as approved by advisor6
Master's Thesis, Project, Internship, or Portfolio
Select one of the following: 3
Research and Measurement Master’s Portfolio (Portfolio)
Internships In Measurement, Evaluation, Research & Statistics
Master's Thesis In Educational Research
Master's Project In Educational Research
Total Hours30
  • PLO 1. Research Foundations (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  • PLO 2. Research Design
  • PLO 3. Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • PLO 4. Computer-Supported Data Analysis (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  • PLO 5. Development and Validation of Measures
  • PLO 6. Communication and Collaboration