Doctoral students in research, educational measurement, and psychometrics focus on educational test development; psychometric models, methods, and practices; educational statistics; and research and evaluation methods. Through coursework, they develop depth and breath in the areas of response theory, classical test theory, structural equation modeling, test development and validation, scaling methods, statistical courses (such as multivariate statistics), non-parametric methods, regression analysis, and simulation methods.

We provide extensive support for students publishing their work and presenting at regional and national professional meetings and offer seminars to introduce them to leaders in the assessment field. Our students also benefit from interactions with visiting faculty and students from across the world.