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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Dec 09, 2023
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Research Methodology, MEd

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Core Curriculum

Degree Requirements: The MA degree requires 39 credits of coursework and completion of a thesis option.

Additional Research Methods Courses

Choose 9.0 credits from the following 4 courses

Other courses may be approved by the student’s advisor.

Master’s Comprehensive Examination

Master’s Comprehensive Examination consists of three 100-item multiple-choice tests, one each in the areas of measurement, research design, and statistics.

For the Master’s Comprehensive Examination, a student must attain a score of 60 on each of the three area tests. The students must take each of the three area tests until a score of 60 is attained. Before retaking a test, however, the advisor and the students should make plans for removal of any knowledge deficiency identified from the results of the previous administration. The advisor’s approval for retaking any part of the examination should be obtained. There is no limit on the number of times a master’s student may take the comprehensive examination in order to obtain a passing score at the master’s level. Students cannot retake an examination for at least a month unless the advisor agrees.

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