The Quantitative Methodology program offers training in measurement, assessment, and statistics. Our major goals are to develop and disseminate advances in the theory and practice of:
Our faculty are leaders in their field, with expertise in areas such as:
In the MA program, students will develop proficiency in applied statistics, research design, and fundamental concepts of test theory and psychometrics.
Our program prepares you for advanced study in a doctoral program, the path most of our students take. Graduates who do not pursue a doctoral degree go on to work in a variety of settings, such as data analysts in testing companies, research coordinators, or assessment specialists in K-12 school systems and higher education.
The MA requires students to complete 30 hours of course credit, 6 of which may be for thesis research. The program culminates in the completion of a thesis that meaningfully advances the field of quantitative methodology.
The 24 hours of coursework requires some foundational courses to be the same for all students. For remaining courses, students will work with their closely with advisors to tailor a program of study that provides students with the training they need to be successful in a future career. The required courses include:
Within our program, students typically take electives such as
In addition to coursework, many of our students are provided a Graduate Assistantship that comes with a stipend and tuition waiver. Through assistantships students have opportunities to assist with teaching a course or assist faculty on grant-funded research projects. Students also have many practical opportunities, such as:
See the Resources at the bottom of the page for a sample Program of Study that gives an example of a typical course sequence in the program that is organized by semester. Under Resources, there is also the Advising Checklist that organizes degree requirements in a list.
In addition to coursework, you have many practical and research opportunities, such as:
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
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