What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Online (some courses)

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: Oct. 15
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Educational Research (online), M.S.

Our Master of Science in Educational Research is an online program that will give you the skills you need to conduct research and evaluate programs and policies. The program involves the study of quantitative and qualitative research methods as they are applied to the systematic study of education.

A major in educational research allows you to have a concentration in statistics, measurement, program evaluation, survey research, computer applications, qualitative research, institutional research, or policy research. Graduates of this program find employment in research units housed in educational agencies (for example: local education agencies, state boards of education), non-profits, and private employers who seek to improve their research capacity.

Educational Research (online), M.S.

Our Master of Science in Educational Research is an online program that will give you the skills you need to conduct research and evaluate programs and policies. The program involves the study of quantitative and qualitative research methods as they are applied to the systematic study of education.

A major in educational research allows you to have a concentration in statistics, measurement, program evaluation, survey research, computer applications, qualitative research, institutional research, or policy research. Graduates of this program find employment in research units housed in educational agencies (for example: local education agencies, state boards of education), non-profits, and private employers who seek to improve their research capacity.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Online (some courses)

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: Oct. 15
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Program Highlights

In this program, students receive a comprehensive understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods as they are applied to the study of education.

Coursework is available in the following areas: Statistics, measurement, program evaluation, computer applications, qualitative research and education informatics.

Ideal Applicants

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong background in math, data analytics and writing
  • Interest in advancing skills in statistics, survey research and research methodology
  • Career interest in research related job in their field

Careers

Students who graduate from this program pursue a variety of careers, including government agency work and private or corporate research.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Educational Research (online program), M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores:
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

IMPORTANT: Georgia State University is not authorized to deliver online academic programs to out-of-state students residing in Kentucky and Massachusetts. If you reside in one of these states, you may consider attending classes on-site. For more details, take a look at the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Program of Study

Professional Studies (9)
Required (9):

  • EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)
  • EPSF 7120 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)
  • EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)

Major (27)
Required (3):

Choose 24 Hours of Courses:

  • EPRS 7910 Action Research (3)
  • EPRS 7920 Classroom Testing, Grading and Assessment (3)
  • EPRS 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education I (3)
  • EPRS 8540 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education II (3)
  • EPRS 8550 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education III (3)
  • EPRS 8600 Computer Use in Educational Research (3)
  • EPRS 8620 Educational Evaluation (3)
  • EPRS 8640 Case Study Methods(3)
  • EPRS 8830 Survey Research, Sampling Principles and Questionnaire Design (3)
  • EPRS 8920 Educational Measurement (3)
  • EPS 7810 Directed Readings or Research (1-3)

Program total: Minimum of 36 semester hours

Description

Student Resources

Additional information

campus

Online (some courses)

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Kevin Fortner
cfortner2@gsu.edu
404-413-8275

Educational Policy Studies
epsdept@gsu.edu
404-413-8030

Mailing Address & Office Location
College of Education & Human Development, Suite 450
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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