Ph.D. LCID Specialization in Statistics & Measurement

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Statistics and Measurement
Location(s):
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Doctoral
Program Type:
  • Degree

Description

The specialization in Statistics and Measurement within the Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development concentration prepares students to become statisticians and psychometricians with broad expertise in:

  • applied statistics;
  • measurement theory;
  • educational assessment; and
  • statistical analysis.

An important feature of our program is early exposure to research and active learning through a variety of course offerings. You will take courses in advanced research methods, examine current issues in education, and explore fundamental assumptions of research methods through readings on the conduct of educational research.

Admissions

Please visit http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu to apply. (Online applications are required.)

Applications are due by December 1 for fall admission.

Students applying to this program will need:

  • Transcripts from their undergraduate program and for any other degree they have received.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A personal statement that describes why you are interested in studying education at Rutgers. We are especially interested in knowing what your research interests are and with which faculty members you would like to work.
  • GRE scores (from within the last five years) -verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing are necessary. For more information on the GRE, please go to http://www.ets.org/gre.

Please refer to the GSE website for details about programs, faculty, admissions criteria, financial aid, and tuition. Questions about admissions procedures are answered by Graduate and Professional Admissions at the website listed above.

Courses

Proseminars (6 credits)
Required Research (6 credits)
Methodology (12 credits) Concentration (18 Credits)
Cognate Courses (6 Credits) Dissertation (24 credits)

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. in Education requires 48 credits of coursework and 24 credits of dissertation research. All students in the Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development concentration take a common set of courses, accumulating 18 credits within the concentration, of which 6 credits must be classes within the concentration but outside the faculty adviser’s specialty.

A complete listing of degree requirements is available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Greg Camilli.