Measurement and Evaluation EdM

Ed.M. in Measurement and Evaluation


The Ed.M. in Measurement and Evaluation is a two-year master's degree. It provides training for a number of positions in colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, testing companies, and research and evaluation centers. Coursework includes psychometric theory, program evaluation in the social sciences and public health, quantitative methods, research methods, and psychology. In addition to the satisfactory completion of coursework, an integrative project is required. 

Master of Education

  • Major Code: MEAS
  • Points/Credits: 60
  • Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 15

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • GRE General Test

Master of Education - 60 points

Measurement and Evaluation Core Courses (12 points):

  • HUDM 5059 Psychological measurement (3)
  • HUDM 6051-6052 Psychometric theory I and II (3 each)
  • HUDM 6055 Latent structure analysis (3)

 And at least 6 points selected from the following:

  • T6416 Program evaluation in social services (3) at School of Social Work
  • P8582 Program evaluation design for health policy and management (3) at Mailman School of Public Health
  • P8640 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 (15 points):

  • HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical inference (3)*
  • HUDM 5122 Applied regression analysis (3)*
  • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3)
  • HUDM 6030 Multilevel and longitudinal data analysis (3)
  • HUDM 6122 Multivariate analysis (3)

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

Psychology (12 points):
Courses are taken in one or more of the following areas: developmental psychology, cognitive studies, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, or social psychology.

Research Methods (6 points):

  • HUD 4120 Methods of empirical research (3)
  • HUDM 5250 Research practicum in measurement and evaluation (0-4)

Other Aspects in Education (6 - 9 points):
One course in foundations of education and two courses in curriculum and teaching and/or educational leadership, chosen in consultation with an advisor. 

Electives:
Chosen in consultation with an advisor and designed to strengthen and broaden the student’s professional preparation.

Culminating Experience:
A project that is conducted in consultation with an advisor. 

Transfer Credit:
For the Ed.M. degree, a maximum of 30 points of graduate credit may be transferred from other institutions. Only completed graduate courses with earned grades of B or higher will be considered for transfer credit. For more information, please speak with the Transfer Credit Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar. 

Satisfactory Progress:
Students are expected to make satisfactory progress towards the completion of degree requirements. If satisfactory progress is not maintained, a student may be dismissed from the program. Where there are concerns about satisfactory progress, students will be informed by the program faculty. 

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