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On Campus
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1-3 years
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See the bigger picture. Use data and analytics to maximize student outcomes.
The Educational Psychology Master of Science with a concentration in Research and Evaluation prepares graduates to work with public or private organizations. This program will help you understand how to design evaluations, collect data to determine the efficacy of programs or initiatives, and properly measure outcomes to assess important features.

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Why Earn a Research and Evaluation Educational Psychology Master's?

Position yourself to be the go-to person in your educational organization in understanding why and how your educational programs are working, for whom they work, and if changes within the program are required.

For those employed by educational institutions (such as school districts, higher educational institutions, or non-profit organizations) as administrators, or desiring to become administrators either in K-12 as evaluators or in higher education as institutional researchers, the R&E master’s degree will help you understand how to design evaluations, collect data to determine the efficacy of programs or initiatives, properly measure outcomes to assess important features.

For those working in the development of research programs and implementing grant proposals, the master’s degree in R&E will position you to evaluate and provide information to policymakers and other stakeholders so that they can make important decisions about funding, the continuation of programs, changes that need to be made to improve educational efforts based on empirical data analysis and interpretation.

Marketable Skills
  • Critique and apply research
  • Employ appropriate assessment/statistical analyses
  • Provide technical assistance to agencies
  • Oral and written communication
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to improve outcomes

Research and Evaluation Educational Psychology Master's Highlights

Earn a master’s degree in as little as 15 months or go at a slower pace, with five different starting points throughout the year.
The College of Education is one of Texas' top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals.
Courses are offered on a rotation schedule via two 8-week terms during the fall and spring semesters and 3-week, 5-week and 10-week terms during the summer.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, which means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The Office of Research Consulting provides research and statistical consulting services to graduate students.
Our programs have been recognized by the National Council on Family Relations and U.S. News and World Report.

What Can You do With a Research and Evaluation Educational Psychology Master's?

Top 3 Careers

  • Program Evaluation Administrator
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Evaluation and Research Associate

Research and Evaluation Educational Psychology Master's Courses You Could Take

Foundations of Educational Research Methodology (3 hrs)
Overview of the process of conducting research, from formulating research questions to sampling, data collection, analysis and drawing inferences. The main focus is on being able to understand, evaluate and utilize published research, both qualitative and quantitative. Final product is a detailed critique of published research.
Introduction to Program Evaluation (3 hrs)
Introduction to program evaluation and practice as an essential component in designing and sustaining effective programs. Role of evaluators in providing key information to stakeholders such as policy makers, school officials and program directors is explored. Topics include the information-gathering process, decision-making related to funding and continuing programs, and ethical implications and impacts of evaluation.
Educational Statistics (3 hrs)
Descriptive and inferential statistical concepts and techniques commonly used in educational research. Organization of data, graphical representation, measures of central tendency and variability, normal distribution curve, sampling theory and tests of significant differences between related and independent samples.
Grant Proposal Writing Techniques (3 hrs)
Investigation of state and federal grant funding sources. Introduction to and application of grant proposal writing techniques.
Foundations of Psychoeducational Measurement (3 hrs)
Introduces issues in psychoeducational testing and measurement, including needs assessment, item/test construction, item/test evaluation and use of measurement results for assessment, placement, and intervention purposes. Includes discussions of measurement in diverse and bilingual populations and social, cultural issues in text utilization.
Introduction to Educational Psychology (3 hrs)
Review of theories and applications of educational psychology; basic concepts in learning, cognition, development and their applications to teaching and learning context.

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