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Curriculum: Ph.D. Education Research Assessment and Program Evaluation

General Approach

Courses generally meet once a week in the evening. Study is available on a full- or part-time basis for either focus.

The small size of the Ph.D. program at Seton Hall University allows for frequent faculty interaction and close work with your adviser. We are committed to maintaining a small, selective and focused program that will prepare our graduates to pursue a range of possible careers.

Program Requirements

This program requires a total of 90 credits, 54 of which must be taken at Seton Hall.

Matriculation

Doctoral students with a higher education focus will be considered for matriculation after completing 18 core course credits and by demonstrating competence in the core courses by successfully passing a qualifying written examination. The core courses are:

ELMP 6005 Statistical Methods
ELMP 6101 Introduction to Higher Education as a Field of Study
ELMP 7765 Policy Analysis in Administration
ELMP 8891 Directed Research
ELMP 9993 Organization and Governance in Higher Education
ELMP 9997 Historical Development of American Education

Students are prohibited from taking additional credits until successfully passing the qualifying written examination and will have only two opportunities to pass the qualifying written examination.

Research Course Requirements

The Ph.D. in Education Research, Assessment, and Program Evaluation requires a minimum of 18 credits of research courses beyond the core program requirements. The following courses offered by the ELMP department fulfill this 18 credit requirement along with a required Research Practicum.

I. Higher Education Core Courses (required for all Higher Education Doctoral Students)

ELMP 6005 Statistical Methods
ELMP 6101 Introduction to Higher Education as a Field of Study
ELMP 7765 Policy Analysis in Administration
ELMP 8891 Directed Research
ELMP 9993 Organization and Governance in Higher Education
ELMP 9997 Historical Development of American Higher Education

II. Advanced Content (minimum 9 credits)

ELMP 6102 American College Student
ELMP 7774 Comparative Study
ELMP 9994 Faculty Personnel
ELMP 9995 Finance of Higher Ed
ELMP 9998 Curriculum & Instruction

III. Research Offering (minimum 18 credits)

ELMP 8616* Intermediate Statistical Methods
ELMP 8986 Qualitative Research
ELMP 8890 Survey Research
ELMP 8894 Applied Quantitative Research
ELMP 8895 Program Evaluation
ELMP 8896 Multivariate Statistics
ELMP 9962 Advanced Qualitative Research

*Required course

IV. Research Practicum (3 credits)

ELMP 8982 Research Practicum

V. Dissertation Seminar (6 credits)

ELMP 9979 Dissertation Seminar I
ELMP 9980 Dissertation Seminar II

For additional information on courses and curricula, please see the Graduate Catalogue.

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