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Research & Evaluation Ph.D.

The Research and Evaluation in Education Ph.D. option, represents an entirely new offering at the College of Education, and seeks to prepare individuals with expertise in research methods and program evaluation skills. The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 60 credits beyond the master's degree. The degree is designed to not only provide core knowledge, but to heighten the research skills of candidates by requiring them to work closely with faculty in research experiences prior to commencing their own dissertation. While gaining core knowledge and skills in design and analysis, candidates choose to specialize in one of the following: program evaluation, qualitative or quantitative analysis.

The program is designed for full-time study and a limited number of teaching assistantships and research assistantships are available. Part-time study is also available with approval of program faculty. Graduates of the program will be equipped to assume research faculty positions in higher education, to work in policy and research institutions or to lend their skills to analysis and evaluation in industry.

To apply to this program please go to the UMass Lowell Office of Graduate Admissions website.

Questions about the Ph.D. should be sent to the doctoral coordinator, James Nehring, by email:

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