100% Online, 30-Credit Master’s Degree in Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation (RMME)

Focus on Program Evaluation, Psychometrics, & Research Methods

Earning a degree in Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation will prepare you to formulate concrete research and evaluation questions, select appropriate research designs and evaluation methods to investigate these questions, construct research and evaluation tools to collect high-quality data, use statistics to analyze gathered data, and interpret quantitative data analyses to inform decision making and policy.

The University of Connecticut's Master's of Arts in Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation (RMME MA) is a 100%-online, 30 credit-hour program consisting of 6 core courses paired with 4 electives. Offered through the Neag School of Education’s Educational Psychology Department, the RMME MA places extensive focus on research methods, techniques, and practices; quantitative data analysis; educational measurement; and program or policy evaluation. The RMME MA program is designed to create versatile practitioners, capable of engaging in multiple fields across disciplines.

Both intellectually stimulating and rigorous, this 100% online, research-based degree promotes the use of Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation skills through a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on applications to facilitate research and program evaluation practice. You will learn measurement, data analysis, and evaluation techniques used daily in schools, industry and corporate environments, military entities, federal or state/local governments, and other formal or informal educational settings.

The RMME program's outstanding faculty are committed to providing:

  • Well-organized, interactive online course curricula with clear learning objectives and expectations
  • Exposure to a diverse array of theories and practices within the fields of research and evaluation
  • Student-faculty interaction that encourages your professional development
  • Support in building a network of classmates & peers with whom you will continue to connect into the future

The Research Methods, Measurement & Evaluation online master’s degree program is designed for educators and various practitioners ranging from corporate training & learning designers through sales force management seeking program evaluation expertise. Further, it is an ideal option for recent college graduates currently in or entering the workforce, who want want to increase their professional marketability and/or move into the research side of education.

RMME's asynchronous, online coursework focuses on current and emerging topics in areas related to:

  • Classical and modern measurement theory and applications
  • Instrument development
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Program evaluation
  • Applied statistics
  • Educational assessment
  • Return on Investment (ROI) Assessment, and more!

Credits earned in UConn's online RMME master's degree program are transferable to UConn's Program Evaluation Online Graduate Certificate program!

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Days to Deadline
Application Deadline: March 22, 2024

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The RMME Admissions Committee reviews all completed submissions after the application deadline.

Please submit your application materials no later than:

March 22: Summer Term
June 14: Fall Term
November 1: Spring Term

UConn Master's in Research Methods, Measurement and Evaluation

Why RMME Online at UConn?


Study at a Top-Ranked Institution

As a highly-ranked R1 Research University (the highest designation of research activity for an institution of higher education), you can rest assured that all of UConn's academic programs feature the most relevant and current research-informed content.

  • #9: UConn is ranked 9th among all public universities in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal's national college rankings.
  • #22: The Neag School of Education ranks 22nd across public graduate schools of education in the country, as judged by U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 Best Education School Rankings.


Learn Flexibly with Field-Leading, Expert Faculty

RMME faculty have strong national and international reputations as recognized subject matter experts. These field-leading, world-renowned professionals have designed all of our online RMME courses and routinely teach both online and campus-based RMME courses. As an RMME online Master's student, you will:
  • Access mentorship from full-time RMME faculty members throughout your studies--including your own personal academic advisor.
  • Learn from expert faculty, whose work is some of the most relevant and highly esteemed in their academic specializations.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, making high-quality education more accessible to more students.
  • Alleviate common barriers to traditional education, such as geographic limitations, work/family obligations, etc.
  • Choose your own course pace and trajectory, with part-time and full-time study options.
  • Tailor your education to your needs and interests with a variety of approved elective courses.
  • Study with top students and researchers from diverse academic backgrounds (e.g., education, psychology, social and behavioral sciences, public health, business, and more).
  • Engage in thoughtfully constructed, online courses designed by faculty with years of experience. 
  • Develop your RMME skills through proven practices that facilitate high-quality work and accurate assessment.


Prepare for Rapidly Expanding Career Options

RMME students also gain in-demand STEM skills necessary for careers in today's most-rapidly expanding career fields. From 2022 to 2032, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects greater-than-average occupational growth among:

  • Data Scientists, increasing 35.2% by 2032.
    • Data Scientists earned a median annual salary of $103,500 in 2022.
  • Statisticians, increasing 31.6% by 2032.
    • Statisticians earned a median annual salary of $98,920 in 2022.
  • Operations Research Analysts, increasing 22.5% by 2032.
    • Operations Research Analysts earned a median annual salary of $85,720 in 2022.
  • Marketing Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists, increasing 13.4% by 2032.
    • Marketing Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists earned a median annual salary of $68,230 in 2022.
  • Database Administrators, increasing 7.0% by 2032.
    • Database Administrators earned a median annual salary of $99,980 in 2022.
  • Project Management Specialists, increasing 6.2% by 2032.
    • Project Management Specialists earned a median annual salary of $95,370 in 2022.
  • Social Scientists & Related Workers, increasing 4.9% by 2032.
    • Social Scientists and Related Workers earned a median annual salary of $84,000 in 2022.


Become a STEM Professional

Online Learning Makes High-quality Education More-accessible to a Variety of Learners Overall, BLS projections suggest that occupations in STEM-designated fields (like RMME) will grow 10.8% by 2032. This is more than four times the anticipated growth rate for non-STEM occupations (at 2.3%). Among STEM fields, the Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported a median annual salary of $97,980 in 2022, which was more than double the median annual salary for non-STEM occupations in the same time period ($44,670). So, building your RMME skills today means investing in your tomorrow!