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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Educational Psychology and Research Major, PhD – Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement Concentration


The Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement (ESM) concentration is designed to (a) provide students with broad but rigorous skills so they can function, upon graduation, as esteemed professionals, (b) generate scholarship that is relevant to and appreciated by scholars external to the University of Tennessee who work in areas of evaluation, applied statistics, and measurement, and (c) achieve a reputation, nationally and internationally, as the preferred place where highly qualified students and faculty members want to study and work. This concentration combines elements of theory, methods, and hands-on applications to provide students with relevant knowledge, skills, and dispositions for engaging in research, teaching, and/or the practice of evaluation, statistics, or measurement.

Requirements

The PhD concentration in Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement involves a minimum of 90 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree distributed among the following categories.

  Credit Hours
1Basic Concentration 21
2Advanced Concentration 18
3Research 15
4Cognate 6
5Electives 6
6Dissertation  24
  Total 90

1 The Basic Concentration consists of the following courses: EDPY 601 , EDPY 682 , EDPY 533 , EDPY 559 EDPY 577 , EDPY 677 , and EDPY 660  (660 is a one credit hour course taken five (5) times).
2 The advanced concentration consists of the following courses: EDPY 651 , EDPY 652 , EDPY 534 , EDPY 670  (a three-credit hour course taken at minimum of two times), and EDPY 678 .
3 Research courses must include EDPY 581  and EDPY 583  as well as three additional courses as approved by the student's advisor.
4 Students, in consultation with their advisor, must select two courses outside the ESM concentration that complement their professional focus.
5 Students, in consultation with their advisor, select two courses focused on content areas they expect to address as professionals.
6 Students will enroll in a minimum of 24 credit hours of dissertation at the conclusion of their coursework.