For the PhD in Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methodologies
Please upload the following materials in your online application:
- Personal statement
- Curriculum vitae
- Writing sample (20-25 pages maximum)
Summary of Application Materials
Both the Graduate School and the academic department review application materials simultaneously. The Graduate School then reviews the department's recommendation and makes the final determination on admission. As an applicant you will receive a formal letter regarding your admission from the Office of Graduate Admissions. You must be admitted to a program to be eligible to register for courses. Admission is granted for a specific semester and is validated by registration for that semester. Applicants must be admitted to the Graduate School before they are eligible to register. International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL or IELTS tests in addition to a Certificate of Finances form. No application will be considered until all materials are received. To apply to the PhD in Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methodologies, applicants must have completed a master's degree. GRE scores are required for all applications.
The program requires a personal statement, usually in the form of a letter of 2 to 3 pages, describing your background, work and research experience, interests in research and/or evaluation methodologies, and career aspirations in relation to the chosen area of emphasis (Qualitative Research or Program Evaluation). Specifically, you should be sure to address the following questions: - What experience or background do you have in research methodologies? - Why are you interested in the study of qualitative or evaluation methodologies? - What research or evaluation questions do you hope to pursue, and why? - In what way will the study of research or evaluation methodologies shape your career?
You are required to submit a sample of formal writing (20-25 pages maximum). Scholarly or academic writing is preferred whether or not it has been published. If you have not published, recent course papers or work-related reports are appropriate.
After a review of applications, selected applicants will be interviewed by the Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation Methodologies (REM) Admissions Committee early in the spring semester for a subsequent fall semester admission.
December 1st, 2017