PhD Educational Leadership & Research: Educational Research

Applied Research Measurement & Evaluation (ARME) program | 56-57 hours

The Educational Research Methodology program prepares research methods specialists for positions in K12, higher education, government agencies, research centers and other settings in which expertise in research methods is required.  Graduates hold positions as research scientists, evaluators, statisticians, etc.  Many pursue careers as faculty in research extensive or teaching universities.


Admission Requirements

Students with Bachelor’s degree can be admitted to the Ph.D program.  As part of their coursework they will also complete the requirements for the Master of Arts in ARME.  A minor is recommended, but optional.   Research methodology is an interdisciplinary field.  We accept students with background from many different fields.


Required Coursework

School of Education Core Courses | 6 hours

ELRC 7299   

 Introduction to Scholarship   

 3 hours

EDCI 7910     

 Traditions of Inquiry

 3 hours


Educational Leadership & Research Core Courses | 14 hours

ELRC 7006    

 Educational Statistics 

 4 hours

ELRC 7241

 Educational Research Methodology

 3 hours

ELRC 7243 

 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research   

 4 hours


Leadership course: You may choose a leadership                      3 hours
course from CHSE offerings.

ARME Specialization Courses (select 4 courses) | 12-13 hours

ELRC 7010   

 Principles of Testing and Measurement

 3 hours

ELRC 7016

 Advanced Educational Statistics

 4 hours

ELRC 7220

 Educational Program Evaluation

 3 hours

ELRC 7280

 Content Analysis of Qualitative Data

 3 hours

ELRC 7290

 Survey Research Methods

 3 hours

ELRC 7260

 Advanced Educational Program Evaluation

 3 hours

ELRC 7263

 Advanced Qualitative Methods

 3 hours

ELRC 7270 

 Mixed Methods in Educational Research

 3 hours


You may choose a research course from other program   3 hours
areas or departments to meet your needs.

Allied Field or Minor | 12 hours

Select courses from an allied field (e.g., curriculum & instruction, sociology, anthropology, marketing) or establish a formal minor with a minor professor in another department (e.g., anthropology, experimental statistics, psychology).


Dissertation and Internship | 12 hours

ELRC 7249   

 Advanced Research Practicum    

 3 hours

ELRC 9000

 Dissertation Research

 9 hours


For more information about these programs, please contact:

Dr. Eugene Kennedy (Primary Contact)
111G Peabody Hall
Ph: (225)578-2193 

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

Dr. Keena Arbuthnot
203 Peabody Hall
Ph: (225)578-0821