Research, Statistics & Evaluation
The goal of the RSE program is to produce graduates with the requisite knowledge, expertise, experience, and professional traits to work productively as researchers, evaluators, policy analysts, assessment specialists, and/or professors in a variety of professional settings that may include: (a) universities, (b) government agencies (federal, state, local levels), and/or (c) contract R & D firms. RSE faculty strive to produce graduates who have a combination of three specific traits: (a) an understanding of historical and philosophical foundations of educational research, (b) methodological expertise in multiple modes of disciplined inquiry, and (c) practical experience in designing and conducting research (mentored experiences). Most students choose to develop a program of study with focus in quantitative methods, qualitative methods, or program evaluation.
Fortune Magazine ranked the best graduate degrees for jobs, Statistics is ranked second.
Ranked # 2. Master’s, Statistics
- Median Salary: $113,700
- Projected Growth in Jobs by 2024: 16.4%
- Percentage Who Are Highly Satisfied: 75%
- Low Stress: 57%
(Lydia Dishman, "Best And Worst Graduate Degrees For Jobs in 2016", Fortune Magazine, May 2016)
All great reasons to consider a graduate degree in Research, Statistics, & Evaluation from top-ranked Curry School of Education.