PhD Concentration


Offered on USF's Tampa campus

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Measurement and Evaluation focuses on the development of systematic inquiry skills essential to the study and evaluation of educational processes and outcomes. The intent of the program is to develop professionals to work in universities and colleges, school districts, government agencies, commercial test publishing companies, and program evaluation and research organizations. 

Our program emphasizes coursework and research that focuses on inquiry methodology and applied problems in education and the social sciences. A supervised practicum provides opportunities to apply methods of systematic inquiry in various settings.

In sum, methodological skills are developed within a programmatic context that encourages growth of knowledge about education, considers important principles of ethics in research and evaluation, and provides applied settings in which these elements can be fused into professional applications.  Students participate actively in research, with explicit goals for presentation of their research in refereed conferences and journals. 

Update for prospective students about GRE testing requirements:
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the USF Educational Measurement and Research Program has waived the GRE requirement for students applying for admission for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 terms. The submission of GRE scores is optional for all program applicants. For more information, please visit the USF Office of Admissions website.

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the program, you must meet the university's graduate admissions requirements, as well as the specific program requirements.

Admissions Requirements


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