Master of Science in Educational Research & Evaluation

This 36-semester-hour program is designed to prepare professionals in the fields of educational assessment, evaluation, and qualitative and quantitative research. Students learn to plan and design educational evaluations, implement and interpret qualitative and statistical data analytic procedures, and relate the findings to educational and social science policy.

Delivery Method

Online; potential for 1-2 in-person meetings at University Center facility in Grayslake on a cohort model, as requested by UC students and as enrollment warrants.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree (or higher)

  • application and application fee

  • letters of recommendation

  • official test scores (GRE or MAT)

  • statement of purpose

  • official transcripts from all institutions attended.

  • International students must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.


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Transfer Policy

Per faculty review of transfer credit request, up to 9 credit hours from out of department/institution may be applied. No more than 15 hours of Student-at-Large credits per the NIU Graduate School policy.

Special Characteristics


Due to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the University Center
is closed until further notice.  Staff are working remotely and are able to respond to your needs.  Visit the Staff Directory page to contact us.

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