Research Methods, Measurement, & Evaluation (RMME) FAQs

Q: The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) offers both an on-campus ( and online Master of Arts degree in Education in Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation (RMME). What’s the difference?

A: The on-campus and online program have identical requirements. The only difference is the modality of the courses you take (i.e., face-to-face vs. online). There is no distinction on your transcripts about which modality you choose.

Q: For whom is the Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation master’s degree designed?

A: This 100% online program is for current and future practitioners who wish to acquire foundational skills and knowledge in the areas of research methods, measurement, and evaluation.

Q: Do I need a special bachelor’s degree to apply?

A: No specialized undergraduate degrees are required. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any major are encouraged to apply.

Q: How long will it take to complete the degree?

A: Approximately three semesters of full-time study are required as a minimum to complete the master’s degree. A student holding an assistantship, or who is otherwise prevented from carrying a full load of graduate work (normally nine or more credits per semester), generally requires an additional semester to complete the degree.

Q: What will graduates of RMME be prepared to do?

A: The UConn RMME Master’s program prepares students to:

  • Design and deliver meaningful program evaluations
  • Construct quantitative research studies
  • Conduct data analyses and present results in a variety of formats
  • Communicate technical and complex information to diverse audiences
  • Read and critically evaluate educational and social science research
  • Select measures for use in research studies and clinical settings, using measurement theory
  • Understand and evaluate the psychometric adequacy of measures

Q: I have questions concerning the program's curriculum; whom should I contact?

A: For questions concerning program content, please contact Dr. Sarah D. Newton at

Q: I have questions concerning applying for the program; whom should I contact?

A: For questions concerning application submission, please contact Dr. Sarah D. Newton at or Donna Campbell at (phone: 860-486-0184).

Q: Are there application instructions and a link to an online application?

A: Instructions and a link to the online application can be found on the RMME How to Apply Page

Q: Who can enroll in UConn's installment payment plan?

A: Any matriculated UConn student in an undergraduate, graduate, graduate certificate or professional program at UConn. Visit the Fees Page to learn more.