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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 semester hours

Where will I take classes?

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Educational Research (online), M.S.

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The online M.S. in educational research prepares you to conduct research, evaluate programs and policies and translate current research into practical language. Our graduates are working in research units housed in educational agencies at the state and local level, non-profits and private employers who value internal research capacity.

  • Statistics
  • Measurement
  • Program evaluation
  • Survey research
  • Computer applications
  • Policy research

If you have an interest in applying skills in statistics and research methodology to address educational problems in today’s world, our program will help you advance.

Program Highlights

In this program, students receive a comprehensive understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods as they are applied to the study of education.

Coursework is available in the following areas: Statistics, measurement, program evaluation, computer applications, qualitative research and education informatics.

Ideal Applicants

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong background in math, data analytics and writing
  • Interest in advancing skills in statistics, survey research and research methodology
  • Career interest in research related job in their field
Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Educational Research (online program), M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

IMPORTANT: Georgia State is not authorized to deliver online academic programs to out-of-state students residing in Kentucky and Massachusetts. If you reside in one of these states, you may consider attending classes on-site. For more details, take a look at the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Program of Study

Professional Studies (9)
Required (9):

  • EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)
  • EPSF 7120 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)
  • EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)

Major (27)
Required (3):

  • EPS 7991 Master’s Project (3)

Choose 24 Hours of Courses:

  • EPRS 7910 Action Research (3)
  • EPRS 7920 Classroom Testing, Grading and Assessment (3)
  • EPRS 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education I (3)
  • EPRS 8540 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education II (3)
  • EPRS 8550 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education III (3)
  • EPRS 8600 Computer Use in Educational Research (3)
  • EPRS 8620 Educational Evaluation (3)
  • EPRS 8640 Case Study Methods(3)
  • EPRS 8830 Survey Research, Sampling Principles and Questionnaire Design (3)
  • EPRS 8920 Educational Measurement (3)
  • EPS 7810 Directed Readings or Research (1-3)

Program total: Minimum of 36 semester hours

For complete degree requirements, visit the catalog.

Student Resources



Students who graduate from this program pursue a variety of careers, including government agency work and private or corporate research.


Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

Program Coordinator
Kevin Fortner
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Mailing Address & Office Location
College of Education & Human Development
Suite 450
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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