Doctoral students may attempt to test-out of the following required courses:
RMS 4910 Introductory Statistics 5 credit hrs
RMS 4920 Educational Measurement 3 credit hrs
RMS 4930 Empirical Research Methods 3 credit hrs
RMS 4951 Introduction to Qualitative Research 4 credit hrs
Contact the instructor for the course you wish to test-out. Contact Kathy Green for RMS 4910, 4920, and 4930 and Nick Cutforth for RMS 4951 to arrange the exam. Exams are scheduled on a case-by-case basis. All exams are closed book and no notes, materials, or other persons may be used or consulted during the exam. You will be notified via email within 2-4 weeks of the results. If you successfully test-out, please forward your email notice to the Academic Services Associate (ASA) for your program. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the ASA.
If you score above 80%, you will not be required to take the course. You may retake the test once. The credit hours associated with the class you successfully test out of should be utilized for other, more advanced research courses. Please note that you are still required to complete at least 28 hours of research credits [covering the 17 introductory credit hours, a minimum of 8 intermediate credit hours, and a minimum of 3 advanced level credit hours]. You should consult with the instructor of the course you wish to waive/test out of if you have any questions or need advice about whether or not you should take the course or test out.