Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

PhD in Research Methodology


The doctoral program in research methodology is designed to prepare students for careers as institutional researchers, college professors and researchers in such areas as large professional organizations, testing companies and consulting agencies providing educational evaluation services. This degree is conferred by The Graduate School and emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative methodology. 

In addition to coursework, students participate in a one-semester consulting experience or in an external placement in the field, where students conduct a research study and provide consulting assistance.

Program benefits

  • Prepare for a career in conducting and evaluating research in higher education or private industry.
  • Receive training in quantitative and qualitative methodology.
  • Gain experience providing consulting service through fieldwork component.
  • Learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields.

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The Research Methodology Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.

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