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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Feb 26, 2020
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies 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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