Educational Research (Ed.S.)

Educational Research (Ed.S.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

This is a non-licensure degree and is not a state-approved program. Completion of this degree will not lead to the eligibility of a VA state teaching license or a teaching license or certificate in any other state.

Educational Research Core Courses
EDUC 701Advanced Learning Theory and Research3
EDUC 750Survey of Educational Research3
EDUC 812Advanced Educational Statistics3
EDUC 814Survey of Applied Research Methods3
EDUC 815Quantitative Methods of Research3
EDUC 817Qualitative Methods of Research3
EDUC 818Survey Methods Research3
EDUC 819Mixed Methods Research3
EDUC 845Policy Analysis3
or EDUC 779 Institutional Research
Total Hours27
Research & Evaluation
EDUC 798Advanced Research and Writing 13
Total Hours3

Capstone course to be taken in final semester

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than one grade of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ &
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D -)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
EDUC 701 Advanced Learning Theory and Research 3
EDUC 750 Survey of Educational Research 3
Second Semester
EDUC 812 Advanced Educational Statistics 3
EDUC 814 Survey of Applied Research Methods 3
Third Semester
EDUC 815 Quantitative Methods of Research 3
EDUC 817 Qualitative Methods of Research 3
Fourth Semester
EDUC 818 Survey Methods Research 3
EDUC 819 Mixed Methods Research 3
Fifth Semester
EDUC 779
Institutional Research
or Policy Analysis
EDUC 798 3
 Total Hours30
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