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Completion of the Ph.D. requires a minimum of 66 graduate semester credit hours (72 graduate semester credit hours for students who do not hold a master degree), divided between a core set of required courses, a set of elective courses, and dissertation hours.

Required Coursework

36 credits, 12 courses of 3 credits each

EPS 700 Quantitative Methods I

EPS 701 Introduction to Research Methods

EPS 702 Quantitative Methods II

EPS 703 Applied Multivariate Statistics

EPS 704 Computer Applications in Educational and Behavioral Science Research

EPS 705 Measurement and Psychometric Theory

EPS 706 Categorical Data Analysis

EPS 707 Item Response Theory

EPS 708 An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Multivariable Data

EPS 709 Introduction to Multilevel Modeling

EPS 710 Meta-analytic methods for research synthesis.

EPS 711 Advanced Topics in Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

6 credits 


For a minimum of 6 research apprenticeship credits, students work under the mentorship of RME faculty members (or approved faculty members outside of RME) on original studies pertinent to research, measurement, and evaluation. It is expected that the work completed during the apprenticeship culminates in a manuscript that is suitable for publication in an academic journal. The 6 credits of apprenticeship are documented as two 3-credit blocks of EPS799 and the research apprenticeship must be completed prior to the commencement of dissertation hours (EPS830).

EPS 799 Advanced Individual Study

6 credits

Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits in field experience related to educational research. The field experience involves providing methodological assistance to a research or evaluation project at the University of Miami or other approved organization (e.g., the Assessment, Research, and Data Analysis division of Miami-Dade County Public Schools). The nature of the field experience must be approved by the student’s advisor prior to commencing the credit hours.

EPS 712 Field Experience in Educational Research

6 credits

Students can take any course of their interest from other departments and schools across the University after they discuss with their academic advisor. University of Miami provides a wide range of courses that is potentially interesting for RME students. The following list includes some of these courses:

EPS 714 Qualitative Methods I

EPS 715 Qualitative Methods II: Case Studies and Grounded Theory

EPS 716 Qualitative Methods II: Interviews and Content Analysis

MAS 648: Machine Learning for Data Analytics I

MAS 651: Machine Learning for Data Analytics II

MAS 681: Statistical Machine Learning

MAS 640: Applied time Series Analysis and Forecasting

MAS 635: Design of Experiments

BST 640: Modern Numerical Multivariate Methods

BST 670: Bayes Data Analysis: Theory and Computing

BST 675: Intermediate Probability

BST 680: Advanced Statistical Theory

Students must successfully pass the doctoral qualifying exam prior to the commencement of the doctoral dissertation.

EPS 730 Pre-Candidacy Dissertation Research (6 credits)

EPS 740 Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research (6 credits)