What courses will I take in the online master’s degree?

Students enrolled in the Master of Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation (RMME) fully online program are required to complete a total of 30 credits. There are six required courses (18 credits), as described below.

Competency 1:  Research Methodology and Quantitative Expertise (12 credits or 4 courses)
EPSY 5601 - Introduction to Educational Research Methods*
EPSY 5605 - Quantitative Methods in Research I*
EPSY 5607 - Quantitative Methods in Research II*
EPSY 6601 - Methods and Techniques of Educational Research

*For students who can demonstrate competency based on previous coursework or exam results, these requirements may be waived and replaced with elective courses at the discretion of the major advisor.

Competency 2: RMME: Theories, Methods, and Models (6 credits or 2 courses)
EPSY 5602 - Educational Tests and Measurements
EPSY 6621 - Program Evaluation

Additional Requirements:
The Graduate School at the University of Connecticut offers both Thesis (Plan A) and non-Thesis (Plan B) options for the completion of the Master’s degree. Most 100% online students choose the Plan B option. Both are described below.

For students who opt for Plan A (Thesis): Students must form a committee of three professors to oversee the thesis.  Students interested in the thesis option  are encourage to approach their major advisor early in their academic program to discuss thesis requirements.  Students are required to register for nine credits of GRAD 5950 - Master’s Thesis Research.  Additionally, students must register for three additional credits (one standard course) of elective coursework (see list of possible elective classes below).

For students who opt for Plan B (non-Thesis): There are two main ways to complete the Plan B Master’s degree:

- Option #1: Students must complete additional credits (four standard courses) of elective coursework (see list of possible elective classes below) AND successfully complete the Master’s comprehensive exam after completion of the coursework. Arrangements for completing the Master’s exam are made with the program advisor. The comprehensive exam covers content from the six core courses listed above.

- Option #2: Students must complete the following classes: EPSY 6623 and EPSY 5195 AND 6 additional credits (two standard courses) of elective coursework. Since completion of EPSY 6623 and EPSY 5195 involve a capstone experience, the requirement to complete the comprehensive exam is waived for students completing this option. Furthermore, students electing this option are eligible to receive a Program Evaluation Certificate designation on their UConn diploma, in addition to the Master's degree.

Possible Elective Courses: (Other classes approved by the student's academic advisor are acceptable.)
GRAD 5950 - Master’s Thesis Research
EPSY 6623 - Advanced Program Evaluation
EPSY 5195 – Evaluation Practicum
EPSY 5610 - Applied Regression Analysis
EPSY 5510 - Learning: Its Implications for Education
PP 5379 - Principles and Methods of Survey Research
PP 5377 - Qualitative Methods in Public Policy
GEOG 5500 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science

Note: Master's students must maintain registration continuously each semester (except summer/winter sessions) until all requirements for the degree have been completed. Failure to maintain continuous registration will automatically result in the student being discontinued from the academic program. For information regarding continuous registration requirements, please contact: gradschool@uconn.edu.