Ed.M. in Educational Statistics, Measurement, & Evaluation

    Program Overview

    NOTE: The Educational Statistics, Measurement, & Evaluation Ed.M. program is not currently accepting new applications.

    The Ed.M. in Educational Statistics, Measurement, & Evaluation program at the GSE offers students the flexibility to take a broad range of courses both within and outside the program’s specialized area of study. Led by experts in the field, students enrolled in the program will take foundational and advanced statistics courses and deepen their knowledge and ability to think critically about quantitative research methods and statistical modeling, psychometric theory, and education program evaluation. With the goal of encouraging deeper inquiry into areas that align with their individual interests, students are also required to take one outside elective course and at least two courses within the Department of Educational Psychology to complete the program. Graduates of this program are often employed as researchers or data analysts in the fields of social science research, educational testing, marketing research, or pharmaceutical research.

    Those interested in applying to this program do not need to have an extensive background in mathematics, however candidates should be comfortable in researching and solving educational and psychological problems using quantitative methods. This program does not include coursework resulting in a NJ school personnel license.

    For more information about this program:

    Program Details

    Application Deadline

    We are not accepting applications at this time

    Entry Term(s)

    Fall / Spring

    Program Level

    Masters

    Program Type

    Degree

    Format

    On-campus

    Credits

    33

  • What You’ll Learn

    Students enrolled in the Educational Statistics, Measurement and Evaluation Ed.M. program will take foundational and advanced statistics courses and deepen their knowledge and ability to think critically about quantitative research methods and statistical modeling, psychometric theory, and education program evaluation. Depending on their chosen track, students may delve deeper into topics including applied multivariate analysis, causal modeling, and item response theory. The program is individually tailored to each student’s needs and encourages students to pursue a minor outside of the specialty as well. Students will take one elective course and at least two courses within the Department of Educational Psychology to do so and complete the program. Topics may include special or gifted education, educational psychology, counseling psychology, college student affairs, and learning, cognition, and development.

    For more information about the courses in this program, please visit the course catalog and online schedule of classes.

  • Program Requirements

    This program typically takes 2 years to complete and includes:

    • 33 Graduate Course Credits
      • 18 Credits – Statistics Courses
      • 3 Credits – Evaluation Course
      • 6 Credits – Electives in Minor Area Courses
      • 6 Credits – Electives from Department of Educational Psychology

    Accepted students have 5 years to complete the program.

  • Careers and Outcomes

    Students who graduate from this program are often employed as researchers or data analysts in the fields of social science research, educational testing, marketing research, or pharmaceutical research.

  • Admissions Requirements
    • Personal Statement 
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • Official GRE Scores
      • Any test scores submitted must be less than 5 years old as of the application deadline
    • Official Undergraduate Transcripts
    • Official Graduate Transcripts (if applicable)
  • How to Apply
    1. Collect the materials required for admission
    2. Submit your application online at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/
    3. Submit supporting materials online
    4. Any supporting materials that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to Graduate Admissions’ New Brunswick office. Their mailing address can be found here: https://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/about/contact-us
  • Tuition & Financial Assistance

    Tuition

    For tuition and fees information please visit the tuition landing page.

    Financial Aid:

    While students are encouraged to apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), there are a number of other merit- and need-based support options, including loans and college work-study programs within and external to Rutgers. For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

    Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships:

    Generous GSE alumni, friends, and community members have established and continue to donate to more than one dozen fellowships and scholarships to help deserving students reach their goals. These awards are granted on the basis of academic achievement and or financial need. While these awards are competitive, interested students are encouraged to apply for consideration and submit the required materials. Students must also submit a FAFSA application to be eligible.  

    To review all current awards and learn more about the donors that established them, please click here.

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