Applied Research, Measurement & Evaluation MA

The Applied Research Measurement & Evaluation program (ARME Concentration) consists of a minimum of 37 hours. At least one-half of the minimum credit hours must be in courses at or above the 7000 level. Six credits taken outside of the School of Education may be applied toward this degree. Students must take and pass a Comprehensive Examination. (See Graduate School Bulletin for additional regulations.) 

Admission Requirements

Students applying for the MA in Educational Leadership, Research, and Counseling must meet the following requirements: 

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and a combined verbal and quantitative GRE of 297 (verbal: 153; quantitative: 144) is required.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your ability to complete graduate work are required. Letters must be written on official letterhead or emailed from a professional email account.

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 37/38

ELRC 4249 Understanding and Applying Research in Education (3)

ELRC 7001 Ethics & Educational Leadership (3)
(or other approved course that addresses ethics in education)

Foundations of Education (choose 1)

  • ELRC 7601 Foundations of Higher Education (3)
  • EDCI 7901 Curriculum Theory (3)
  • or other approved course that addresses foundations, history, multicultural issues 

ELRC 4006 Introduction to Applied Statistics in Educational Research (3) or
ELRC 7006
 Educational Statistics (4)*

ELRC 7010 Principles of Testing & Measurement (3)*

ELRC 7016 Advanced Educational Statistics (4)

ELRC 7243 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (3)*

ELRC 7220 Educational Program Evaluation (3)*

ELRC 7280 Content Analysis (3)

ELRC 7290 Seminar: Educational Research Methodology; Survey Research Methods  (3)

ELRC 7248 Introductory Research Practicum (3)*

Elective You may select a research course from other programs or
departments to meet your needs (e.g., policy analysis,
statistics, technology, anthropology) (3)

*required courses

Select 2 courses from the ARME specialization courses listed above. (6) or

ELRC 8000 Thesis Research (6)

Select two courses from an allied field (e.g., curriculum & instruction, sociology, anthropology, or marketing). (6) or

Select 2 courses from the ARME specialization courses listed above. (6)




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Contact Us

For more information about this program, please contact:

Dr. Kim MacGregor
Associate Professor
111H Peabody Hall
Ph: (225) 578-2150