M.Ed. in Research Methodology
Please note: Effective Fall 2012 this program is being offered under the new name of:
M.Ed. in Organizational Evaluation
These program requirements are only for students admitted prior to Fall 2012.
Total Hours: 30
Length of the Program: A full-time student enrolled in three courses per semester can complete this program in four semesters. Students have five years from acceptance to complete the program. (See SOE Policy: Time Limit for Degree Completion)
Curriculum Plan: Completion of the M.Ed. degree program requires 30 semester hours of graduate credit. Students are expected to have completed one undergraduate course in statistics.
Master's students in Research Methodology are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. (See SOE Policy: Academic Standing - Continuous Enrollment)
A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.
Required Courses (15 semester hours)
- RMTD 400 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- RMTD 404 Introduction to Educational Statistics
- RMTD 420 Educational Research I: Building a Body of Evidence with Qualitative Methods
- RMTD 421 Educational Research I: Building a Body of Evidence with Quantitative Methods
- RMTD 481 Advanced Educational Statistics
- RMTD 482 Introduction to Linear Models
Elective Courses (15 semester hours)
Courses must be taken in a substantive area of the social sciences with approval from the student's advisor.
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:
- August 1 for December conferral
- December 1 for May conferral
- February 1 for August conferral
Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.