The Quantitative Methods (QM) Division prepares students for careers with academic, government, and non-governmental research organizations. Academic programs and research in the division emphasize sound multi-method analyses of educational policies and practices; an understanding of the broader economic, social, political, and structural forces that influence education policy and management; and the ways in which education institutions can best cope with change. Students work closely with faculty and deepen their academic understandings with valuable co-curricular activities like research assistantships at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.
The Ph.D., M.Phil.Ed., and M.S degree programs combine the study of research design, statistical methods, measurement, and program evaluation in education, psychology, and related human services fields, with a research focus on major contemporary policy issues. The programs are designed to prepare students for research and academic careers in education, psychology, and related human services fields.