College of Education

Educational Policies, Measurement, & Evaluation - Graduate

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The Ed.D. program in Educational Policy Studies, Measurement, and Evaluation (EPME) provides advanced study for those who seek careers in the administration or evaluation of educational programs in schools, colleges, or other institutional settings. Ed.D. candidates may pursue a variety of research interests including but not limited to institutional research and assessment, educational measurement and evaluation, P-12 educational policy issues, post-secondary education, comparative education, and community/continuing education issues.

Application Requirements

  1. CV (optional)
    • Please include work history, any certifications/licensures, publications and research, and hobbies or special interests.
  2. Personal Statement
    • We would like to know why you want to study in our department. What brings you, autobiographically to this point in your life? What aspects of our program interest you? What questions, issues, or areas of inquiry would you like to explore while taking our classes? And what do you plan to do with your degree upon completion? You may wish to browse our list of courses and read our faculty bio statements found on the department website in order to prepare your response. We are interested in how well you articulate your ideas as well as your ambitions. Your statement should be approximately 500 words.
  3. Writing Sample
    • ​Your writing sample helps us assess whether your writing skills are up to the challenge of graduate coursework in our department. We like to see samples that show your ability to analyze a problem, develop a thesis, and work with primary and/or secondary sources. Thus an academic paper or article is often the best choice, but some professional writing would also be acceptable if it includes evidence of these critical writing skills. An alternative essay is also possible if you do not have a writing sample you feel represents your current skills. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies if you would like to write an essay specifically for your application.
  4. Four letters of recommendation

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.


Application Deadlines

​Spring: October 1

Summer: January 15

Fall: January 15