Northern Illinois University

Educational Research and Evaluation Online


1425 W. Lincoln Hwy

Dekalb, IL 60115

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Educational Research and Evaluation

Format: Online

Program Description:

This 36-semester-hour program is designed to prepare professionals in the fields of educational assessment, evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative research. Students learn to plan and design educational evaluations, implement and interpret qualitative and statistical data analytic procedures, and relate the findings to educational and social science policy. Students pursue this degree either in a general track or with an area of study in advanced quantitative methods, in assessment, or in program evaluation. Study in the general track allows students to focus on a specific discipline of the department, e.g., evaluation and technology or qualitative research. The area of study in advanced quantitative methods prepares students for careers as data analysts/statisticians in educational, business, and professional settings, as well as in governmental agencies. The area of study in assessment furthers students’ knowledge of the theory and practice of assessment; this specialization also provides opportunities for teacher professional development. The area of study in program evaluation prepares students for careers as evaluators for school districts, business and professional organizations, culturally based institutions, and military and government agencies.

An applicant must submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Student-at-Large, Study-Abroad, and Transfer Credit
A maximum of 15 student-at-large and transfer semester hours in combination may be applied toward the master’s degree in educational research and evaluation, with the exception that a maximum of 18 student-at-large semester hours from the certificate of graduate study in advanced quantitative methodology in education may be applied towards this master’s degree. See “Requirements for Graduate Degrees” for limitation on studyabroad credit.


The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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