The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Assessment and Measurement provides high-quality,
innovative training that features personalized attention
of our faculty and use of the latest technology. Our program
is designed to train assessment specialists to meet the
increasingly visible accountability needs of both educational
and social service agencies through expertise in appraising
the effectiveness of programs in academic, healthcare,
business and non-profit institutions.
Admission to the Ph.D. program requires that applicants have completed an advanced degree (M.A./M.S.) in psychology, statistics, or a related field.
Undergraduate students who are
interested in assessment should consider applying to the
JMU's Psychological Sciences
M.A. Program, which offers a
concentration in quantitative methods (assessment, measurement,
and statistics). Students who are accepted into the Ph.D.
Program in Assessment
Measurement after completing the M.A. Program in Psychological
Sciences will have already taken a number of courses required
in the doctoral program. As a result, their doctoral program
of study will be considerably shortened. However, completion of the M.A. in Psychological Sciences does not guarantee admission into the Ph.D. program in Assessment and Measurement.
To apply to the Ph.D. program, please follow the link below
and attend to the instructions provided. We only admit students for the fall semester, and applications are due by January 15.
Begin the application process
for the Ph.D. in Assessment and Measurement Program
A limited number of assistantships
are available to doctoral students at the Center for Assessment
and Research Studies.
These assistantships include a tuition scholarship for
27 credit hours and a stipend of approximately $13,668
per year. Students supported by full-time assistantships
are expected to a carry a minimum course load of nine credit
hours and are required to work 20 hours per week per semester.
Graduate assistantships are also available through other
departments across campus and involve assisting supervisors
and/or faculty members with instruction, research, laboratory
preparation and administrative tasks. More information
pertaining to assistantship opportunities may be obtained
by contacting the JMU
Graduate School .
Our program offers a unique
combination of technical
and theoretical training in an applied context. You will
have the opportunity to work with assessment faculty in
collaboration with academic and student affairs faculty
across our campus and beyond. We look forward to receiving
your application materials.
"Being in the Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program has provided me
with numerous research, learning, and professional development activities
I would not have had at other universities."
-- Sue Lottridge,