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MEd in Educational Psychology (Quantitative Methodology)

Become an expert in applying advanced statistical and measurement methods in research.

This program is designed for students who want to take on careers within the assessment industry, government research centers, or educational agencies.

A large portion of our program involves in-depth research and analysis, and you will graduate with a strong grasp of your chosen topic and the research experience to be a leader in your field. Our graduates are consistently recognized for their innovative work, which covers diverse topics such as the impacts of curriculum and beliefs on learning, empirical studies of student behavior, new methods of assessment, and pushing the boundaries of giftedness and creativity.

Beginning in Fall 2023, the faculty are excited to begin an online option for the program .

For campus-based students, this M.Ed. option is only available to doctoral students at the University of Georgia who wish to add on a master’s level program in quantitative methodology.


  1. World-renowned faculty
  2. Low faculty-to-student ratio
  3. Learn with emphasis on research


For the online program, students are entered into a cohort of students with a minimum of 34 credit hours required for degree completion.

  • Foundational courses in applied statistics
  • A foundational course in educational psychology
  • Programming and data management courses
  • An applied project course
  • A secondary focus area

For the campus-based program, this program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours or, if an applied project is completed, it requires a minimum of 33 credit hours.

The 33 or 36 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:

  • Four foundational courses in applied statistics
  • A foundational course in educational psychology
  • A foundational course in classroom assessment
  • A Master’s seminar (1 credit hour)

Students may select remaining electives from:

  • Statistics courses including multivariate data analysis, categorical data analysis, and multilevel modeling
  • Psychometrics/measurement courses including theories of educational measurement, Item Response Theory, Rasch modeling, structural equation modeling, factor analysis, diagnostic classification modeling, computer adaptive testing

Under Useful Links , there is also the Advising Checklist that organizes degree requirements in a list for both the campus-based and online programs.

How to Apply

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Part 2: Apply to the M.Ed. in Educational Psychology (Quantitative Methodology)

While completing your Graduate School application, note that your three letters of recommendation should be from individuals who can evaluate your scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably, at least two of the three letters will be from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study.

Application Requirements

  • Current resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international students)
  • Transcripts from all univerisities
  • 3 letters of recommendation (with at least 2 from faculty who had you)

The GRE is not a requirement for the on-campus program nor the online program.

Deadline To Apply

Quantitative Methodology (on-campus):

  • December 1 deadline for start of following Fall Semester

Quantitative Methodology (online):

  • July 1 deadline for start of Fall Semester (students who apply by March 15 will have priority review).

Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

Meet the Faculty

A close working relationship with your advisor is key as you progress through your program of study. Please note that most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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.

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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

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