Specializing in Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology develops in graduates a strong and marketable base in quantitative research methods.
Why choose to study quantitative methods?
- There is a well-documented shortage of professionals with quantitative skills, making graduates with such competencies in high demand.
- Doctoral programs want students with quantitative research and data analysis skills.
- Across content areas and degree types, having strong quantitative research and data analysis skills makes applicants more competitive and better suited for doctoral work.
- A recent report revealed there are more than twice the number of job positions advertised for quantitative methodologists as there were graduates with such skills.
- Forbes listed the ability to analyze quantitative data as a “top skill” needed on any résumé.
- Job openings can be found in such places as federal and state governments, state and local educational agencies, private industry, consulting firms, non-profit organizations, and offices of institutional research in post-secondary institutions.
Quantitative Methods options include
• MA with Quantitative Methods
• PhD with Quantitative Methods
Both programs offer:
- Full tuition remission
- Graduate stipends for all interested students
- Opportunities to work with research faculty who specialize in quantitative methods such as simulation, applications of advanced methods, and data mining using secondary data sets
- A department that is #1 campus-wide in publications by students, #2 for doctoral student presentations at professional meetings, and #3 for master’s student presentations
For more information:
Dr. Grant Morgan, Quantitative Methods Program Director