Measurement and Evaluation EdD

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Measurement & Evaluation

The Ed.D. in Measurement & Evaluation is designed to prepare graduates for careers in a wide range of educational settings. Graduates acquire specialized knowledge and skills in test theory, test and instrument development and validation, program evaluation, and quantitative analysis of educational and psychological data. Some graduates pursue careers as college professors. Some are employed in city or state departments of education in the planning and supervision of testing programs and research and evaluation projects. Others work for test publishers, licensure and certification boards, and government agencies in the construction of tests or in the management of large-scale testing programs. Still others work in evaluation, research design, and statistics in contrast research firms, as well as health care and business settings. 

A doctorate is required for most college teaching positions and for positions of professional responsibility in testing organizations, departments of education, and licensure and certification boards. The Ed.D. is appropriate for individuals who wish to focus on the application of measurement and evaluation techniques in education, psychology, and business and industry.

Both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. are accepted as qualification for faculty positions in schools of education in the United States.


EdD MEAS Program Requirements 22-23

Two students in conversation outside of Teachers College

Admissions Information

Displaying requirements for the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 terms.

Doctor of Education

  • Points/Credits: 75
  • Entry Terms: Fall Only

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): December 1
  • Summer/Fall (Final): December 1

* *Program is not accepting applications for the 2024 cycle*

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

Requirements from the TC Catalog (AY 2023-2024)

Displaying catalog information for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 terms.

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Measurement Core (15 points):

  • HUDM 5059 Psychological measurement (3)

  • HUDM 5124 Multidimensional scaling and clustering (3)

  • HUDM 6051 Psychometric theory I (3)

  • HUDM 6052 Psychometric theory II (3)

  • HUDM 6055 Latent structure analysis (3)

Evaluation Core (12 points):

  • HUDM 5130 Meta-analysis (3)

  • HUDM 5133 Causal inference for program evaluation (3)

  • ORLJ 5040 Research methods in social psychology (3)

with at least one Evaluation course selected from the following:

  • HP8640 Methods in program evaluation (3) (at Mailman School of Public Health)

  • P8705 Evaluation of health programs (3) (at Mailman School of Public Health)

Quantitative Methods Core (18 points):

  • HUDM 4122* Probability and statistical inference (3)

  • HUDM 5122* Applied regression analysis (3)

  • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3)

  • HUDM 6026 Computational statistics (3)

  • HUDM 6030 Multilevel and longitudinal data analysis (3)

  • HUDM 6122 Multivariate analysis I (3)

*HUDM 4125 may be substituted for HUDM 4122 and HUDM 5126 may be substituted for HUDM 5122.

Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics Electives (18 points):

In consultation with an advisor, students choose 18 points of courses from the below list, or from advanced courses offered at Columbia University Statistics Department, Mailman School of Public Health, and Programs across Teachers College. The following are suggested but not required:

  1. HUDM 5058 Choice and decision making (3)

  2. P8120 Analysis of categorical data (3) (at Mailman School of Public Health)

  3. P8121 Generalized linear models (3) (at Mailman School of Public Health)

  4. W4640 Bayesian statistics (3) (at the Columbia Statistics Program)

  5. HUDM 5250 Research practicum in measurement and evaluation (0-4)

Psychology (18 points):

In consultation with an advisor, a group of courses aimed at substantive preparation in the field of psychology.

Related Courses (6 points):

Selected from the areas of curriculum development, guidance, applied human development, supervision, and administration, and in consultation with an advisor.

Dissertation Advisement and Seminar (minimum of 3 points):

HUDM 7500* Dissertation seminar (1-3 credits each for two semesters) required

HUDM 8900 Dissertation advisement (0)

Special Requirements:

The first two years require full-time study. In addition to the above coursework, an approved certification paper, successful performance on the certification examination, and completion of an approved doctoral dissertation are also required.

Transfer Credit

Of a planned program of 90 points, at least 45 points must be taken through Teachers College registration. A maximum of 45 points may be transferred from another university for the Ed.D. degree. Only completed graduate courses with earned grades of B or higher that appear on the student’s transcript from a regionally accredited institution may be considered for transfer credit.

The student files a “Request for an Allocation of Graduate Credit” with the Office of the Registrar. Once the Registrar's Office determines the eligibility of courses for transfer, final determination of transfer credit is awarded at the discretion of the faculty advisor after evaluation of the courses for content and relevance to program requirements. The Office of the Registrar notifies the student of the results.

Satisfactory Progress

Students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of degree requirements. Program faculty annually review each student’s progress. Where there are concerns about satisfactory progress, students will be informed by the program faculty. If a student is performing below expectations, remedial work within an appropriate timeline may be required. If satisfactory progress is not maintained, a student may be dismissed from the program.

Satisfactory Progress for the Ed.D. degree is a B+ or above. 

Satisfactory progress for a doctoral research fellow scholarship is a B+ or above. 

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