Through rigorous and comprehensive, yet flexible programs, UIC helps experienced professionals become stronger, more successful evidence-based decision makers.

UIC Offers Two Programs to Choose From

  • Master's Master of Education in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment

  • Certificate Graduate Certificate in Educational Research Methodology

UIC's MESA Programs Offer

  • Knowledge and Skills

    The knowledge and skills gained throughout the coursework can be immediately applied to a student’s occupation. Some courses even include assignments students can customize by bringing in data sets or developing tools and plans that are relevant to their current job.

  • Comprehensive Education

    The curriculum offers students the opportunity to learn all four measurement paradigms – Classical Test Theory, Generalizability Theory, Item Response Theory and Rasch Measurement. Knowing all four areas prepares students for a larger range of career opportunities in the public and private sectors.

  • Expert Instructors

    Students will be taught, mentored and supported by highly engaged, nationally recognized UIC faculty and adjunct instructors who work full-time in MESA-related fields.

  • Online Convenience

    UIC offers a flexible, online program that caters to the working professional.

MESA Graduates

MESA graduates have success in a variety of roles, including:

Research Analyst                                             Evaluation Consultant

Assessment Data Analyst                              Lead Statistician

Psychometrician                                               Manager, Test Development and Analysis

Principal Researcher                                       Director of Outcomes Assessment

Program Manager                                            Director of Assessment and Accreditation

The program has given me increased confidence and professional opportunities. I am much more well-equipped to analyze data and handle general quantitative research inquiries.”

Sarah Curry  |  MEd in MESA, UIC Class of 2014