If you have a deep interest in the methodological, theoretical, and ethical procedures and challenges inherent to social science research and evaluation, this is a program for you. Our students contribute to the methodological and theoretical development of qualitative research and program evaluation.
Our program prepares research methodologists to study and develop theories and methods for conducting empirical and conceptual social science research and evaluation in education and other social science fields. Specifically, this program develops scholars and methodologists who are prepared to contribute to the advancement of innovative theories and methods used in qualitative research and program evaluation.
What first attracted me to the Qualitative Research and Evaluation PhD program was the balance it offers between the philosophy of science and the practical application of research and evaluation. The program's faculty members are amazing at supporting students' learning, and at pushing us to be creative, deep thinking, and daring as we explore methodologies.Nuria Jaumot-Pascual, Doctoral Student