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Quantitative Methods

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