PhD About the Program


About the Program


PhD Course Requirements

Course Prerequisite Methodology Courses = 8 units

EDU 114, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research, 4 units
EDU 200, Educational Research, 4 units

Professional Induction Course = 4 units

EDU 291, Professional Seminar in Education, 4 units

Methodological Core Courses = 8 units

EDU 201, Survey of Qualitative Methods, 4 units
EDU 204A, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research: Analysis of Correlation and Design, 4 units


PhD Timeline & Sequence

There is no specific length of time associated with earning a PhD. Across disciplines and campuses, the average amount of time to earn the degree is between four and five years, although individual time varies widely.


PhD Advising & Mentoring

Each student in the program works with a graduate advisor, a faculty advisor, and a major professor.

Overview Megan Welsh

Doctoral Fellowships in Educational Assessment, Psychometrics & Quantitative Research Methods
Emphasizing Assessment of Students with Special Needs

Fellowships Available for Full-time Ph.D. Students in Education and in Quantitative Psychology

The UC Davis School of Education and Department of Psychology have recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. The GAANN program was designed to attract graduate students from underrepresented groups into a variety of specialized fields with too few highly skilled workers.


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