Master of Education in Research Methodology

The master's degree is a program of studies for students who wish to explore the field of research methodology. It also allows for the possibility of continued study toward the doctorate. All students in the master's program are expected to develop methodological competencies defined by the curriculum of the master's program. Students successfully completing the degree are capable of participating in research of an applied nature, developing and validating assessments, analyzing test data, translating research findings for applications to educational settings, and assisting professional educators with test selection and with the interpretation of data.

Quick Facts

  • Program Duration:
    2 years (Full-time)
    3-4 years (Part-time)   
  • Time Commitment: Full-time or Part-time 
  • Term of Enrollment: Fall/Spring/Summer/Rolling 
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions 
  • Course Requirements: 36 credits 

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Program Details

The MEd program in Research Methods offers students rigorous courses in measurement, research design and statistics. Coursework and supervised research projects provide students with applied quantitative methods training. These include an understanding of (a) the theory and application of test and instrument construction and evaluation, (b) the strengths and weaknesses of various research designs, and (c) statistical procedures used for data analysis. Students will be capable of participating in research of an applied nature, developing and validating instruments and assessments, analyzing data and communicating results, and translating research findings for application to educational and other settings. 

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Degree Requirements

  • Coursework  
  • 6 credits of supervised research  
  • 3 master comprehensive exams: Measurement, Research Design, and Statistics 


No specific prerequisites 

Career Pathways

Graduates are prepared for applied research positions in:

  • Universities
  • Research centers
  • Testing agencies
  • School systems
  • Ministries of education
  • Other government agencies and industry