Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Measurement and Assessment is a pioneering program in the region. It is the first postgraduate program in the UAE to offer the state-of-the-art training in highly advanced and sophisticated techniques and methods in the field of educational measurement and assessment to advance the frontiers of knowledge locally and globally. Students will develop highly advanced and complex problem-solving and analytical reasoning skills through the conduct of independent, original research to solve pressing problems in the field of education locally, regionally and globally.

Campus

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Measurement and Assessment Program is offered in Abu Dhabi and Ajman as follows:

  • Abu Dhabi – Emirates College for Advanced Education
  • Ajman – Teachers Training Institute

Class timetables

All classes are offered during weekdays in the evening as ECAE Graduate degrees are offered as part-time programs. Allocated timetables with the location, time and duration of all lectures will be released towards the program start date on 26th August 2018.

Program Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
DOCM730 - Quantitative Research Methods
PHDMAC710 - Advanced Topics in Generalizability Theory
Year 1 - Semester 2
PHDMAC720 - Advanced Topics in Structural Equation Modelling
PHDMAC730 - Advanced Topics in Multilevel Modelling
Year 2 - Semester 1
PHDMAC740 - Advanced Topics in Rasch Measurement Theory
PHDMAC760 - Setting Standards on Educational Assessment
PHDMAC770 - Advanced Methods for Causal Inference from Data
Year 2 - Semester 2
PHDMAC750 - Advanced Topics in Item Response Theory
PHDMAC780 - Bayesian Psychometric Modelling
Year 3 - Semester 1
PHDC760 - Research Apprenticeship
PHDMA810 - Seminar 1
Year 3 - Semester 2
PHDMA910 - Dissertation Research
Dissertation - Research (Over 3 Semesters)
PHDMA820 - Seminar 2
Year 4
PHDMA910 - Dissertation Research (Continued from Year 3- 3 Semesters)

Admission Requirements

Applicants of all nationalities may apply for admission to the Ph.D. in education: Measurement & Assessment program provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in an appropriate field from an accredited University or have a foreign qualification which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from the Master’s degree.
  • Have completed a graduate level Research course (or equivalent).
  • Hold a current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or equivalent (TOEFL IBT or TOEFL ITP or Pearson PTE Academic or EmSAT) or higher.

In addition to the above, candidates will be required to pass an admissions interview.

To apply for admission, please click here

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