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:
Our graduates enjoy careers as faculty members in universities, as psychometricians in the educational testing industry, or as assessment coordinators for government positions at departments of education or in local school districts.
There is an expectation that students enter the PhD program with a background in statistics and/or mathematics. The PhD requires students to complete 60 hours of course credit, 12 of which may be for dissertation research. The program culminates in the completion of a dissertation that meaningfully advances the field of quantitative methodology.
The 48 hours of coursework requires only a few 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
Students also often may choose from electives such as
In addition to coursework, most—and often all—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.
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.
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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