Doctoral Program

Program Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Measurement, Evaluation, and Data Science must complete:

A minimum of seven three-credit courses including the following three required courses:

  • EDPY 604 Mixed Methods Approaches to Educational Research *3
  • EDPY 605 Quantitative Methods II (formerly EDPY 605 Multivariate Statistics) *3
  • EDPY 607 Measurement Theory II (formerly EDPY 508 Item Response Theory) *3

The remaining four courses are determined, in conjunction with the dissertation supervisor, by the student's interests. Normally, coursework is completed by the end of Year 2. Following the completion of a first-year probationary period and coursework, the student must pass an oral candidacy examination, and then conduct, write and defend a dissertation. The PhD program is only available for full-time study.