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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Research, M.S.

Return to: 4140 Department of Educational Policy Studies  

Educational research involves the study of quantitative and qualitative research methods as they are applied to the systematic study of education. Coursework is available in the following areas: statistics, measurement, program evaluation, computer applications, qualitative research, and education informatics. This degree prepares graduates to conduct research and evaluate programs in the schools, colleges and universities, and other settings (such as government and healthcare).

Program Academic Regulations

To complete the degree requirements, students must fulfill the 9-credit master’s core requirement, 18 credit hours of credit for the Educational Research major, including a master’s project or master’s thesis, and three elective courses (9 credits). A committee of three faculty members guides study for the M.S. major in Educational Research. The advisor (committee chair) and one committee member should be from the students’ major area. All members of the committee should hold doctorates.

Degree Requirements

Professional Studies (9 Hours)

Major (18 Hours)

Select courses (18): The students and their advisory committee select 18 semester hours of coursework in a concentration area. These courses are usually selected from EPRS course offerings; however, courses in other departments may be appropriate to include as part of the students’ program.If the students desire to write a master’s thesis and the advisory committee approves, the students must enroll in EPS 7990 for 6 semester hours as partial fulfillment of the 18 semester hour major requirement. If the students do not intend to write a master’s thesis, then they must enroll in EPS 7991 for 3 semester hours as partial fulfillment of the 18 semester hour major requirement.

Electives (9 Hours)

Select three (9): With the consent of their advisory committee, the students select 9 semester hours of electives. These electives must support either the concentration or understanding of the context in which educational research occurs.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: Minimum of 36