DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES
Dept. Code:  EPS

PROGRAMS

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (M.S.Ed.)

• Community and Social Change
• Counseling:
Counseling and Research
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mental Health Counseling
• Higher Education Administration:
Enrollment Management
Student Life and Development
• Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.)

• Counseling Psychology
• Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (Ed.D.)

• Higher Education Leadership

CERTIFICATES (not a degree program)

• Data Management and Statistical Analysis
• Higher Education Administration/Enrollment Management
• Higher Education Administration/Student Life and Development
• Latino Mental Health Counseling

Contact the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies for a program sheet and course listings for each of the following programs.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (M.S.Ed.)


COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
The Community and Social Change Master’s program is designed to prepare a new generation of creative leaders for the not-for-profit sector who are knowledgeable in the research, theories, and practice of individual and social well-being.  The vision of the program is to be a hub for innovative and applied leadership in community well-being and social change. The mission of the program is to prepare globally aware leaders, researchers, and agents of change who create, inspire, and engage community organizations to foster well-being in diverse community settings. The program is designed to develop community leaders who can help understand and address the real challenges faced by local communities in a multi-cultural and global context. The program is designed to accommodate a variety of students by offering courses in a unique format that incorporates the following domains; 1) Core theory and skill-building coursework, 2) Core research coursework, 3) Experiential field experience (practicum), and 4) Capstone experience (Comprehensive exam or major project).

COUNSELING

Programs offered in counseling and counseling psychology are characterized by intensive clinical supervision by faculty members in an on-campus clinic, by strengths in the areas of family systems and health psychology, and by the rich multi-ethnic composition of the community, students and clients.

The M.S.Ed. in counseling is a two year program which includes 54-60 credits of coursework and a comprehensive examination in one of three areas of specialization:

• Counseling and Research – This 54 credit program focus on providing students with extensive grounding in the foundations for conducting research in the counseling field. Many students take this track in preparation for applying to doctoral programs in psychology. It provides an advanced level of research training as well as standard training for clinical work. It does not fulfill the academic requirements for licensure in Florida.

• Marriage and Family Therapy – This 60 credit program provides the academic and pre-degree supervision requirements for licensing as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida.

• Mental Health Counseling – This 60 credit program provides the academic and pre-degree supervision requirements for licensing as a Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida.

HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION (Enrollment Management/Student Life and Development)

The Higher Education Administration Program, which offers a Master of Science in Education with concentrations in Enrollment Management or Student Life and Development, is designed to produce skilled and versatile higher education administrators who understand all aspects of their professional environment.
Our graduates enter a variety of roles in college and university administration with the ability to consider today’s challenges from a broad-based, highly informed perspective.

Also offered is a Certificate Program for working professionals who already have Master’s degrees and seek career-furthering credentials and skills.

• The Enrollment Management concentration (33 credits), the product of a unique collaboration between the School of Education and Human Development and the Division of Enrollments, integrates theory, research, teamwork, and effective communication. It is an interdisciplinary program, with courses also required in the School of Business Administration. Opportunities abound for integrating research and theory in daily practice.
• The Student Life and Development concentration (36 credits) provides knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate undergraduate students’ transition, adjustment and involvement in college, in ways that enhance their academic achievement and lead to persistence and graduation.


RESEARCH, MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION

The objective of the RME programs (30 credits) is to train individuals to become experts in the research methodology, measurement, and applied statistics used in conducting applied research, evaluations, and assessments related to educational, psychological, and health outcomes. Graduates of the program have obtained skills concerning: (a) how to design research studies and evaluations, (b) what statistical and measurement analyses must be conducted to answer the desired research questions, and (c) how to analyze the collected data using appropriate statistical software. An emphasis of the program is on gaining experience in the application of the relevant methodologies using real-world data examples.

Core courses (24 credits)
  EPS553 Introduction to Statistics
  EPS568 Computer Applications in Educational and Behavioral Sciences Research
  EPS654 Program Evaluation
  EPS661 Measurement and Psychometric Theory
  EPS670 Introduction to Research Methods
  EPS671 General Linear Modeling
  EPS672 Applied Multivariate Statistics
  EPS673 Introduction to Structural Equation Models (SEM)
Electives (6 credits)
  EPS607 Advanced Individual Study
  EPS650 Meta-analytic Methods for Research synthesis
  EPS651 Survey Research Methods
  EPS659 Field Experience in Educational Research
  EPS675 Qualitative Research Methods I
  EPS676 Qualitative Research Methods II: Case Studies & Grounded Theory
  EPS677 Qualitative Research Methods III: Interviewing & Content Analysis
  MAS602 Multivariate Statistics
  MAS603 Design of Experiments
  MTH524 Introduction to Probability Theory
  MTH525 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  MTH542 Statistical Analysis
  MTH625 Multivariate Analysis
Comprehensive exams

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.)

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

The Counseling Psychology Program has been fully accredited by The American Psychological Association since 1995 and has a proud tradition of preparing students as scholars, clinicians and community leaders. Firmly committed to the foundational values of the discipline of counseling psychology, including its emphasis on prevention, optimal human development and the promotion of individual, family and community well-being, the program strives to prepare students who will make a difference in the world through research, scholarship and reflective practice. The mission of the program is to nurture the development of counseling psychology graduate students and faculty as reflective researchers and scientist-practitioners committed to promoting psychological well-being in a multicultural complex world.

RESEARCH, MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION

The objective of the RME programs is to train individuals to become experts in the research methodology, measurement, and applied statistics used in conducting applied research, evaluations, and assessments related to educational, psychological, and health outcomes. Graduates of the program have obtained skills concerning: (a) how to design research studies and evaluations, (b) what statistical and measurement analyses must be conducted to answer the desired research questions, and (c) how to analyze the collected data using appropriate statistical software. An emphasis of the program is on gaining experience in the application of the relevant methodologies using real-world data examples.

Core courses (36 credits)
  EPS553 Introduction to Statistics
  EPS568 Computer Applications in Educational and Behavioral Sciences Research
  EPS650 Meta-analytic Methods for Research Synthesis
  EPS661 Measurement and Psychometric Theory
  EPS662 Item Response Theory
  EPS670 Introduction to Research Methods
  EPS671 General Linear Models
  EPS672 Applied Multivariate Statistics
  EPS673 Introduction to Structural Equation Models (SEM)
  EPS674 Introduction to Multilevel Modeling
  EPS675 Qualitative Research Methods I
  PSY698 Seminar in Quantitative Psychology (Advanced Structural Equation Modeling)
Research Apprenticeship (6 credits)
  EPS607 Advanced Individual Study
Field Experience (6 credits)
  EPS659 Field Experience in Educational Research
Electives (12 credits): Approved by Advisor**
  EPS607 Advanced Individual Study
  EPS651 Survey Research Methods
  EPS652 Nonparametric Methods for Quantitative Analysis
  EPS654 Program Evaluation
  EPS659 Field Experience in Educational Research
  EPS676 Qualitative Research Methods II: Case Studies & Grounded Theory
  EPS677 Qualitative Research Methods III: Interviewing & Content Analysis
  MAS602 Multivariate Statistics
  MAS603 Design of Experiments
  MTH524 Introduction to Probability Theory
  MTH525 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  MTH542 Statistical Analysis
  MTH625 Multivariate Analysis
Dissertation hours (12 credits)
  EPS730 Pre-Candidacy Dissertation Research (6 credits total)
  EPS740 Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research (6 credits total)

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (Ed.D.)

HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

The Higher Education Leadership program, which offers a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D), is committed to preparing high-quality graduates for senior leadership positions in colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, and other educational organizations.  The Ed.D program is guided by a practitioner-scholar model that combines theoretical offerings with application to practical higher education problems. Students focus on areas of special interest and choose dissertation projects that address issues confronting the contemporary higher education workplace.

The Executive Track is an innovative option in the Ed.D program explicitly designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Courses are offered on weekends, and a cohort design allows students to develop meaningful relationships, support one another, and learn from the diverse experiences of fellow educators. Ed.D students may also choose to take courses in a traditional weekly format.

An emphasis across the traditional and Executive Ed.D curriculum is on how theory and empirical evidence inform the administrative, organizational, and policy contexts within postsecondary education.  Unique to the University of Miami’s Higher Education Leadership program curriculum is its component in Enrollment Management, a comprehensive strategy that promotes the seamless integration of administrative responsibilities to efficiently and effectively meet institutional needs and promote student success.

CERTIFICATES

DATA MANAGEMENT AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS (a minimum of 4 courses)

This Certificate program is designed for individuals seeking the career-enhancing skills of data management and statistical analysis. The training provided in this certificate program will provide a foundation to individuals on how to organize and manage quantitative data using data management software and how to analyze the obtained data using relevant statistical analyses to answer a wide range of questions concerning the outcomes of interests.

HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION/ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT, Post Master’s Degree (a minimum of 4 courses)

The Certificate can be integrated into the Master’s Program in Higher Education Administration. It can be completed in addition to or after completion of a Master’s Program in Higher Education Administration, or a related field.

HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION/STUDENT LIFE AND DEVELOPMENT, Post Master’s Degree (a minimum of 4 courses)

The Certificate can be integrated into the Master’s Program in Higher Education Administration. It can be completed in addition to or after completion of a Master’s Program in Higher Education Administration, or a related field.

LATINO MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (a minimum of 3 courses)

This Certificate requires previous graduate training. It can be acquired after graduation from the Masters Program in Counseling or can be integrated into the Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology. It can be completed in addition to or after completion of a degree program in counseling, psychology or a related field.