Evaluation and Measurement - Ph.D.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2012
www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla


Description

The Ph.D. degree in Evaluation and Measurement develops professionals who have the theoretical knowledge base and application skills to teach courses at the college level in research design, statistics, measurement and evaluation; conceptualize, design and evaluate a wide variety of research methodologies; choose appropriate analyses for questions and designs that have been proposed; communicate effectively with educators and other professionals in the development and application of research and psychometric materials; and evaluate programs culminating in written reports. Course offerings encompass the broad range of expertise required of those who will assume leadership roles in the conduct and teaching of research, measurement, statistics and evaluation.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Minimum 3.500 GPA is recommended
  • GRE scores (recommended minimum score 50th percentile)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or curriculum vita

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics at a conceptual and application level.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of research design and methods by selecting and executing the appropriate research design and methods for a variety of applications.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of measurement, including the methods to develop valid and reliable measures of constructs.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary and classic theories in program evaluation, the purposes and logic of program evaluation and the processes of different types of program evaluation.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[EH-PHD-EVAL]

Major Requirements
EVAL 75510STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
EVAL 78710CLASSICAL TEST THEORY 3
or EVAL 78715 SURVEY DESIGN AND APPLIED RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
EVAL 78711MODERN TEST THEORY: ITEM RESPONSE THEORY 3
EVAL 78713MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 3
EVAL 78714FACTOR ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 3
EVAL 78716STATISTICS II: ANOVA AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS 3
EVAL 78728MULTIPLE REGRESSION 3
EVAL 78735STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING 3
EVAL 78745HIERARCHICAL LINEAR MODELING 3
EVAL 78807PROGRAM EVALUATION 3
EVAL 80199DISSERTATION I 130
EVAL 85515QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS AND ANALYSIS 3
EVAL 85516QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN 3
EVAL 85518ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
or EVAL 85520 MIXED METHODS RESEARCH
EVAL 88791SEMINAR: EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT 3
Electives, as approved by program advisor9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:81
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Upon admission to candidacy. each doctoral candidate must register for EVAL 80199. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I for a total of 30 credit hours, and thereafter EVAL 80299, each semester (including summer) until all requirements for the degree have been met.

Graduation Requirements

After admission to the Ph.D. degree program, students plan a program of study with their respective faculty advisory committee headed by their advisor.