Master of Arts

Master of Arts

Evaluation, Measurement and Research

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The Master's of Arts in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research is designed to prepare you for staff positions in evaluation, testing, or research units in schools or non-school organizations. The following requirements will lead to a master's degree in evaluation, measurement, and research:

  • Must possess an earned baccalaureate degree.

  • Must satisfy all Department and Graduate College requirement for admission and graduation.

Career Opportunities

EMR graduates can work in a variety of positions in the academic, government, private, or nonprofit sectors.


Admission Information
Master of Arts Flowchart pdf
Master of Arts Brochure pdf

Core Courses

7-year plan pdf

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
EMR 5400 Fundamentals of Evaluation, Measurement & Research 3
EMR 6410 Introduction to Measurement in the Behavioral Sciences 3
EMR 6420 Program Evaluation 3
EMR 6430 Personnel Evaluation 3
EMR 6450 Data Analytics I: Design Studies 3
EMR 6480 Qualitative Research Methods 3
EMR 6500 Survey Research 3
EMR 6590 Contemporary Trends in Research 3
EMR 6790 Capstone Portfolio Project 3
Total   27 hrs

Elective Courses
Nine hours of course work from a single department or program outside the EMR program such as sociology, psychology or other area approved by the advisor. Total: 9 hrs.

Portfolio Assessment
During the Capstone Portfolio experience, the students will develop a portfolio that shows their ability to apply the techniques from the core courses. At least one element on the portfolio must be the report of an independent piece of inquiry for submission to either a professional journal or a conference program. Portfolios must be submitted to the program faculty three months prior to an anticipated graduation date.

Total Minimum Credit Hours for Degree: 36 hrs


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