M.S. in Educational Research and Evaluation

About the Program

Want to complete a master's of science degree in a completely online format? You'll learn to plan educational evaluations, interpret qualitative and statistical data analytic procedures and ultimately relate the findings to educational and social science policy. This program is designed to advance your knowledge, both theory and practice, of assessment, evaluation and research on your schedule.

Rated a top-five program for the last six years by US News & World Report.


Advanced Quantitative Methods Area of Study

This area of study prepares you for a career as a data analyst and statistician in educational, business and professional settings, as well as in governmental agencies.

Assessment Area of Study

The assessment area of study furthers your knowledge of the theory and practice of assessment; this specialization also provides opportunities for teacher professional development.

Program Evaluation Area of Study

This area of study prepares you for a career as an evaluator for school districts, business and professional organizations, culturally based institutions and military and government agencies.

Information about specific coursework required can be found in the NIU course catalog.

Applying to the Program

Start your application now with the NIU Graduate School.


Why NIU Online?

We know you have responsibilities and commitments. It's just easier if you're able to take classes where you are without the commute. The good news is that with NIU, you're not alone. Your classmates and instructors are available via the same technology that helps deliver your classes. In our classrooms or in your living room, we want you to succeed academically because your future is our focus.

Program Type: Online
College: College of Education
Credits Required:  36 credits
Cost Per Credit: $470 (Learn more about tuition and fees)

Application Deadlines

For applicants residing in the U.S.

Term Deadline
Spring December 10
Summer June 1
Fall July 15



Contact advisor Judy Puskar at jpuskar@niu.edu or 815-753-6085.