Doctor of Philosophy

The doctoral program develops professionals in the areas of educational statistics and research methods. Coursework is focused on theoretical and applied statistics in an educational context; however, courses also include applications of research methods and statistics to a variety of academic fields. Graduates will be prepared for employment in higher education; local, state, and national educational agencies; research and policy organizations; testing and certification organizations; and industries with internal data analysis needs.

The increased emphasis on educational accountability and data-driven school improvement both in Arkansas and the nation has led to greater demand for experts in educational statistics and research methods. The Ph.D. program in Educational Statistics and Research Methods will develop professionals who can lead in these areas.