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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:

  • Measurement in the social and behavioral sciences
  • Assessment in education
  • Statistical methodology in educational research

Our faculty are leaders in their field, with expertise in areas such as:

  • Diagnostic classification modeling
  • Educational data mining
  • Hierarchical linear modeling
  • Item response theory
  • Measurement invariance
  • Program evaluation
  • Psychometrics
  • Structural equation modeling

Almost all of our graduates go on to careers as faculty members in higher education, as psychometricians in the educational testing industry, or as assessment coordinators for government positions at departments of education or in local school districts.

Program Highlights

  1. Learn with an emphasis on research
  2. Many graduates are employed in higher education
  3. Our students have many opportunities to present research and publish

Deadline to Apply

3rd Friday in January (fall only)

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Faculty and Curriculum

In this program, there is an expectation that you will have a background in statistics or mathematics. And because it is based in the quantitative traditions of educational psychology, you are also required to take two core courses in human development, cognition and/or motivation. Quantitative methodology contains a minimum of 60 hours of course credit, 12 of which may be for dissertation research. In addition to coursework, you have many practical and research opportunities, such as:

  • Work with faculty on grant-funded research projects
  • Gain first-hand experience in operational psychometrics and test development through our partnership with the Georgia Center for Assessment
  • Intern with internal or external agencies

See the Resources at the bottom of the page for an advising checklist.

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.

Tuition rates

Meet Your Advisor

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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Student Life

We encourage our quantitative methodology students to get involved in organizations such as the National Council on Measurement in Education, the American Educational Research Association, the Psychometric Society, and the American Psychological Association.

Most students are active in the Graduate Researchers in Educational Psychology student association, and eligible students may be elected to the Beta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi international honor society.

Our students also benefit from a low student-to-faculty ratio. Faculty in the Quantitative Methodology program typically advise 3-5 students.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Part 2: Apply to this program


The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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Program Resources

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