Quantitative Research Program FAQs
How do I apply?
You can apply online at myweb.du.edu. You may also contact the Morgridge College of Education Office of Admissions at 303-871-2509 (800-835-1607) or by e-mail at email@example.com to request program information for our MA or PhD programs.
When is the deadline to apply?
The application deadline for Master's and PhD applications are due February 1, 2013.
What programs are offered?
The University of Denver offers two degree options in the Research Methods and Statistics program: Students can pursue a PhD or a Master's degree.
Do I need a bachelor's or master's degree to apply to the program?
If you are applying to the doctoral program, you must have a previously acquired Master's degree. Admission to the Master's degree requires a BA or BS.
What factors are considered for acceptance into the programs?
The admissions committee will consider your transcript(s), letters of recommendation, statement of goals, GRE scores, and prior experience in the field. An interview is also required. We strongly recommend that you contact by telephone or email the RMS program chair, Duan Zhang Duan.Zhang@du.edu before completing an application for either a Master's or Ph.D.
Do I need to take the GRE?
Yes. There is no cut off score, but GRE scores will be considered as part of the application.
Will I be able to waive a course or transfer credit from previous graduate coursework?
Some courses can be waived with documentation that you've already taken a similar course. In order to transfer credit, you must make a formal request with your advisor during your first quarter of study. Also, make sure that transcripts are on file from the institution from which credit is to be transferred. Course credit that you wish to be transferred for the PhD must be post-M.A. or graduate-level for the MA, less than five years old, and you must have received a "B" or better. Transfer of credit is limited to 15 quarter hours for the PhD and 10 quarter hours for the MA.
How can I learn more about this program and the University of Denver?
University of Denver homepage: http://www.du.edu/
Morgridge College of Education webpage: http://www.du.edu/education/
Program Handbook: http://www.du.edu/education/resources/current-students/handbooks.html
What is the cognate requirement?
Doctoral students are required to complete a cognate or minor study in a field outside their major area of study, determined in conjunction with the student's major course work advisor.
What distinguishes this program from other programs in research methods?
The Quantitative Research Methods program at the University of Denver is distinguished by a small student to faculty ratio, small class size, and professors who are leaders in their field and show a deep commitment to students' academic growth.
Can I enroll in this program part time?
Yes - nearly half of our students are enrolled on a part-time basis (part-time status in less than 8 credits per quarter, full-time status is 8-18 credits per quarter).
When does this program begin?
Students may begin at any time during the academic year; however, financial aid is awarded to students whose applications are completed by mid-March for the following academic year.
What does a typical schedule look like for MA and PhD students?
More complete information about typical schedules can be found in the Handbook (see above). Your advisor can help you create a comprehensive schedule that fits your needs.
What types of settings will I be qualified to work in when I graduate?
Graduates with a QRM concentration hold professional positions in testing companies; at universities; in school districts as evaluation specialists; or as evaluators or statisticians for state agencies.
What is the cost of tuition?
The cost of attendance for graduate students can be found at:http://www.du.edu/finaid/index.html .
What financial aid is available?
In order to apply for financial aid at the University of Denver, and be considered for grants and scholarships, you must have a current FAFSA on file. This application can be filled out quickly on the Department of Education website at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Information about financial aid can be found here http://www.du.edu/finaid/. Student employment is also available for graduate students.
What scholarships are available?
Information about available scholarships is posted on the College of Education Web page at http://www.du.edu/education/calls/financial-aid/index.html and is updated frequently.
Is insurance available?
Information about Student Health Insurance and the Health and Counseling Center can be found here http://www.du.edu/duhealth/general/insurance/index.html .
I'm coming from out of state, how do I find a place to live?
Information about on-campus graduate student housing can be found at
http://slife.du.edu/housing/gliving.html and information about finding off-campus
housing is available here http://www.du.edu/housing/resources/offcampus.html.