Become an expert in basic human development and learning and motivation, or focus on gifted and creative education or quantitative methods. With flexible core classes, you will be able to study a research area that suits your needs.
A large portion of our program involves in-depth research and analysis, and you will graduate with a strong grasp of your chosen topic and the research experience to be a leader in your field. Our graduates are consistently recognized for their innovative work, which covers diverse topics such as the impacts of curriculum and beliefs on learning, empirical studies of student behavior, new methods of assessment, and pushing the boundaries of giftedness and creativity.
Graduates of our program go on to teach in schools or other educational settings, or they continue studies to become research leaders.
Become an expert in applying advanced statistical and measurement methods in research. (Note: this option is only available to doctoral students at the University of Georgia who wish to add on a master's level program in quantitative methodology.)
This program is designed for students who want to conduct research during their doctoral study or academic career that requires complex quantitative designs.
This program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours or, if an applied project is completed, it requires a minimum of 33 credit hours.
The 33 or 36 hours of coursework requires some foundational courses to be the same for all students. For remaining courses, students will work with their closely with advisors to tailor a program of study that provides students with the training they need to be successful in a future career. The required courses include:
Students may select remaining electives from:
See the Program Resources to download a sample Program of Study that gives an example of a typical course sequence in the program that is organized by semester. Under Program Resources, there is also the Advising Checklist that organizes degree requirements in a list.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
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