Quantitative Research Methods in Education: PhD

The PhD program in quantitative research methods in education (QRME) develops researchers, scholars, and policy leaders who engage in traditions of inquiry that create knowledge and understanding founded in empirical evidence.

The program focuses on:

  • Building a strong understanding of quantitative methods in research
  • Studying causal and complex relationships within applied educational, social, and institutional settings
  • Using research to inform policy and practice in applied educational and social settings 

Ideal QRME PhD students:

  • Understand the importance of evidence and data in making decisions
  • Take an interdisciplinary and systems-level perspective to problems in education
  • Value the union of rigorous research methodology with a strong grounding in theory and practice 

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • GRE or rGRE or MAT (UO Institution Code: 4846) 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Education
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term:
Final Deadline - January 3