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Overview

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.

Program Highlights

  1. World-renowned faculty
  2. Low faculty-to-student ratio
  3. Learn with emphasis on research

Deadline to Apply

Refer to application requirements

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Faculty and Curriculum

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:

  • Four foundational courses in applied statistics
  • A foundational course in educational psychology
  • A foundational course in classroom assessment
  • A Master’s seminar (1 credit hour)

Students may select remaining electives from:

  • Statistics courses including multivariate data analysis, categorical data analysis, and multilevel modeling
  • Psychometrics/measurement courses including theories of educational measurement, Item Response Theory, Rasch modeling, structural equation modeling, factor analysis, diagnostic classification modeling, computer adaptive testing

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.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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.

Tuition rates

Meet Your Advisor

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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Admissions

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

Requirements

  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Part 2: Apply to this program

Requirements

The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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Program Resources

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