The College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers a Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation in Education. The Research and Evaluation in Education Ph.D. option seeks to prepare individuals with expertise in research methods and program evaluation skills. The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 60 credits beyond the master’s degree. The degree is designed to not only provide core knowledge, but to heighten the research skills of candidates by requiring them to work closely with faculty in research experiences prior to commencing their own dissertation. The Center for Program Evaluation at UMass Lowell also offers opportunities for students to become involved in multiple program evaluation projects.