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The Master of Arts in Educational Research creates scholars capable of advancing their field of study and requires intensive study through which students will move from general to specialized expertise in a focused area of arts-related research. The thesis-based degree is designed to train academics in planning, conducting, evaluating and reporting leading original research with a high degree of competence and integrity. Graduates of the program go on to become the future stewards of their discipline: scholars who are not only capable of generating new research, but of transforming the landscape of their profession. This program is only available on campus.
PhD studies in Education, Research, Not-for-profit organizations, Bilingual Education, Intercultural Communication, English Language Arts, Media Education, Culture Studies, Curricular Consultant, Public and Private Education systems, Leadership positions in Community and Non-governmental agencies.
A master’s degree in educational research will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Two core courses, up to four electives depending on specialization
Two years full-time; four years maximum; one year residency requirement
A supervisor is required, but is not required prior to the start of the program
A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution
A written statement indicating the applicant’s reasons for wishing to pursue a graduate program
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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