Educational Statistics and Research Methods PhD


Math & Data Sciences

Physical Sciences


The Ph.D. in Educational Statistics and Research Methods (ESRM) prepares students interested in statistics, psychometrics, education measurement, assessment, and evaluation to develop, critically evaluate, and properly use sophisticated quantitative and mixed methodologies to solve important problems in education. Students in the program design and conduct research on either on advancing research methodologies or on applying advanced methods to education issues. Doctoral students also present research at conferences, collaborate with faculty on peer-reviewed publications, engage in the work of interdisciplinary research centers through graduate assistantships, and learn in an environment with small class sizes and supportive faculty. Our graduates accept tenure-track or research faculty positions in research universities as well as research positions in state departments of education, school districts, and other research organizations. The Ph.D. in ESRM is a STEM-designated degree program.

UD Tuition:

The 2019-2020 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Educational Statistics and Research Methods PhD: $1,898.00

Application Deadline:

December-15 Final deadline to apply

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College of Education and Human Development

Gary T. Henry, Dean

Chrystalla Mouza,
Department Chair

Zachary Collier,
Graduate Director (Faculty)


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