There are two Educational Psychology degree options available with a specialization in Quantitative Methods: a Doctoral (Ph.D.) and a Master's (M.Ed.) degree.
The Master’s (M.Ed.) program entails 30 credit hours and can typically be completed in two years over four consecutive long (fall and spring) semesters. The program is designed to provide the knowledge and technical skills in the areas of applied statistics, psychometrics, and program evaluation. This training prepares graduates for doctoral study in Quantitative Methods and other social science fields as well as for professional positions, such as statistical analyst or social science researcher in academic institutions, testing companies, state and federal agencies, and school districts.
The Quantitative Methods area offers a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Quantitative Methods for applicants who already have a master's degree in quantitative methods (or equivalent training). The Ph.D. program entails 52 credit hours and can be completed in three years, but is most commonly completed in four years.
The Quantitative Methods Ph.D. specialization prepares graduates to conduct innovative methodological research that advances the field of quantitative methods and prepares educational researchers to understand and apply advanced quantitative research methods. Our graduates are employed in a variety of settings, including colleges and universities, professional testing organizations, educational research and development agencies, industrial psychology agencies, governing agencies of higher education, state departments of education, and research and program evaluation divisions of large school districts.