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Quantitative Research Methods in Education Program

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Applications to this program are accepted every other year. We will be accepting applications in January 2025 for the cohort entering Fall 2025 and in January 2027 for the cohort entering Fall 2027. Please see our apply page for instructions and exact deadlines.

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Why earn a graduate degree in quantitative research methods in education?

Our PhD program in quantitative research methods in education (QRME) develops researchers, scholars, and policy leaders who engage in traditions of inquiry that create knowledge and understanding founded in empirical evidence.

The program focuses on:

  1. Building a strong understanding of quantitative methods in research
  2. Studying causal and complex relationships within applied educational, social, and institutional settings
  3. Using research to inform policy and practice in applied educational and social settings

Ideal QRME PhD students:

  • Understand the importance of evidence and data in making decisions
  • Take an interdisciplinary and systems-level perspective to problems in education
  • Value the union of rigorous research methodology with strong grounding in theory and practice

Program Options

The quantitative research methods in education program offers the following degree options:

What can I do with a degree in quantitative research methods in education?

Quantitative research methods in education PhD graduates pursue careers in:

  • Academic institutions
  • Research and evaluation centers
  • Policy institutes
  • Applied settings including state departments of education and school districts

Information Session

Want to learn more? Please view our virtual information session with former Program Director, Gina Biancarosa, and program faculty member, David Liebowitz. You can learn information about program structure, design, and classes -- and discover some answers to frequently asked questions.  

Enroll in the NEW Specialization in Educational Data Science for Social Systems Leaders

Become a “big data” leader who has the skills to use data to guide decision making. Data-informed decision-making is now the new minimum standard of practice in many fields, including education and social systems.

Specialization in Educational Data Science

A five-course Data Science Specialization is available now in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Contact Cengiz Zopluoglu for information about how the Data Science Specialization can be become an emphasis area of a doctoral or master’s degree.

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Social Systems Data Science

Our Social Systems Data Science (SDS) Network is dedicated to accelerating data-driven research and outreach efforts in the educational, behavioral, and social sciences.


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Contact Information

Keith Zvoch, PhD

Kim Boyd
Graduate Coordinator