Master of Education in Research Methodology

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The Master of Education (MEd) program in Research Methodology offers students rigorous courses in measurement, research design and statistics.

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.

Program Facts

Degree Type

Master of Education (MEd) in Research Methodology

Enrollment Term

Fall, Spring, or Summer





Application Deadline

Rolling admissions

Admissions Requirements

GRE exam not required


2 years (full-time)
3-4 years (part-time)

Time Commitment

Full-Time or Part-Time

Program Overview

Degree Requirements


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.

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