Quantitative Psychology emphasizes the interface between quantitative methods and psychological issues. Graduates will be trained as quantitative specialists, with a substantial background in psychology. Students will complete a minor in either another area of psychology (Cognition and Brain Science, Cognitive Aging, Engineering Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology) or in another discipline. Relevant disciplines outside psychology include computer science, industrial systems and engineering, bioinformatics, mathematics, and statistics. The exact focus of the student’s studies depends on the current interests of the faculty and the student. Current faculty interests and course offerings include psychometric methods, item response theory, structural equation modeling, multivariate statistics, factor analysis and multilevel modeling as well as many other topics in psychological methods and statistics. Please visit the Quantitative Psychology Information page for more information regarding the research conducted in this area.
Graduates from the program will be trained for employment in a variety of settings, including academic programs with advanced graduate degrees, basic research or applied research, and consulting in organizational settings.
Please explore the Graduate Student Handbook to get detailed information regarding the graduate program, as well information specific to each of the five program areas, such as degree requirements, minor requirements, and information about the doctoral preliminary examinations.