The College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University is adding a new concentration of Education Research, Assessment and Program Evaluation to its existing Ph.D. program in Education Leadership, Management and Policy. This concentration is intended to meet the burgeoning demands for professional staff and leaders in educational organizations focused on data-driven decision making, program evaluation, assessment and testing, and faculty pedagogical development.
This track in the higher education program will produce graduates who can conduct research and provide leadership nationally and internationally in the area of research. It seeks to produce the following competencies over and beyond course-specific competencies for students in education settings, including the ability to implement an academic or applied research program from start to completion; assess the effectiveness of educational policies, practices, and programs; integrate research findings into practical initiatives designed to improve the performance of students and organizations.
The comprehensive curriculum and research opportunities prepare students for a wide range of national and international professional positions, including higher education faculty and researchers. Graduates might work in universities, in federal and state agencies of higher education, and in higher education associations and organizations. Areas include institutional research, academic and instructional affairs, institutional support and administration, evaluation and assessment, planning, student affairs and services, financial affairs and services, and institutional development and alumni affairs.