Educational Inquiry Measurement and Evaluation
Application Deadlines
Fall:February 1
Contact Information: 
150-M MCKB
Program Requirements: 

Students are expected to complete 77 credit hours in the following categories:

  • Required courses (27 credit hours): EIME 630, EdLF 650, IP&T 653 or CPSE 653; IP&T 739, IP&T 745 or CPSE 745; IP&T 674R, 752, 761, IP&T 747 or CPSE 747, IP&T 730 or CPSE 730
  • Elective methods courses (12 credit hours)

Students are expected to complete a coherent set of at least four elective courses selected from the categories listed below. Students may enroll for directed individual study on a selected topic in any category in which they have already completed at least one course.
1. Foundations of Inquiry in Education: CPSE 789, IP&T 750
2. Designs for Inquiry: EIME 720; CPSE 673
3. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (one course must be completed in this area): Soc 706R; IP&T 753R or CPSE 753R; IP&T 730 or CPSE 730; IP&T 747 or CPSE 747
4. Educational Measurement and Evaluation: IP&T 754; IP&T 692R or EIME 693R

  • Content Area Specialty (12 credit hours)

Each student is expected to choose a content area specialty from one of the four options listed below. Students are expected to complete at least four courses within their chosen area of focus including one or two required courses depending on the specialty area selected.
1. The Preparation and Development of Educators

Required courses: TEd 611, TEd 612 and TEd 613

Elective courses: Complete at least one course from the following:
TEd 610, 660, 661, 665, CPSE 605, 611, 618

2. Language, Literacy, and Communication

Required courses: TEd 620 

Elective courses: At least 9 additional credits selected from the following
TEd 603, 622, 623; ComD 630, 679

3. Learning and Instruction

Required courses: 6 credit hours including two of these three (CPSE 622, IP&T 620, or TEd 611

Elective courses: At least 6 additional credit hours selected from the following
CPSE 622, 649, 693R; IP&T 564, 692R, 693R

4. Social-Emotional Development and Intervention

Required course: CPSE 649 (3 credit hours)

Elective courses: At least 9 additional credit hours selected from the following

CPSE 614, 655, 693R; MFHD 660

5. Education Policy Analysis

Required courses:  6 credit hours 

  • Education Policy Analysis (EDLF 751 or EDLF 665)
  • Economics Issues in Educational Leadership (EDLF 780)

Elective courses: At least six hours selected from the following:

  • Economics of Education (EDLF 721 or EDLF 621)
  • Constitutional Law and Education (EDLF 722 or EDLF 622)
  • Independent Study (EDLF 694R)
  • Seminar (2 credit hours)

Students are expected to enroll in the weekly seminar (EIME 690R) in each fall and winter semester during their first two years in the program. Students earn 0.5 credits per semester.

  • Internships (6 credit hours)

After completing their coursework, each student will be expected to participate in two 3-credit internships or apprenticeships selected from EIME 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, or 786. Internship placements will be based on the interests of each student as well as the needs of the sponsoring agency. Applications must be submitted in writing and approved by both the students' graduate advisory committee and the EIME advisory council prior to beginning the experience.

  • Dissertation: (EIME 799R: 18 credit hours)
Admission Requirements: 

Required Test


TOEFL or E3PT exam (for non-native English speakers)

Additional Requirements

  • Must have a master's degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher for last 60 hours of course work.
  • Letter of intent.
Program Outcomes: 

Prepare Reviews of Published Research Literature

1. Students will demonstrate ability to find, interpret, and evaluate published research and evaluation studies relevant to current issues and policy questions in public education and prepare comprehensive summary reports designed to communicate the findings and recommendations to public school adminisrators and policy makers at the local or state level.

Exercise Conscious Ethical Judgment

2. Students will show evidence that they have acquired conscious ethical judgment and demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to the complex range of ethical and moral issues that inevitably arise when conducting educational research; evaluating educational programs and curricula; or constructing, administering, and reporting the results of tests and other assessments of student achievement.

Analyze and Critique Research Proposals Prepared by Others

3. Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to evaluate written proposals submitted by other scholars to conduct research, evaluation, and measurement stuides and formulate constructive suggestions for improving the proposed project.

Plan an Original Research or Measurement Study

4. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to plan an original research, evaluation, or measurement study that is likely to contribute to improving educational theory, practice, and/or policy.

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 23
International 3
Female 15
LDS 23
Non-White 3
BYU Undergraduate 9
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
GRE Composite Score 312.6
GRE Quantitative Score 153.2
GRE Quantitative Percentile 52.9
GRE Verbal Score 159.4
GRE Verbal Percentile 77.5
GRE Analytical Score 4.1
GRE Analytical Percentile 61.8
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 3.7
Graduated Per Year 4.3
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 13.0
Admitted Per Year 5.2
Percent Admitted 40.00
Average GPA 3.64