2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Graduate Quantitative Psychology Minor

The minor in quantitative psychology provides graduate students enrolled in the Ph.D. program in experimental psychology advanced training in the application of psychometric, methodological and state-of-the-art statistical procedures. It equips graduate students with quantitative methods that will improve the quality of research in their substantive areas while providing the statistical credentials that facilitate favorable placements in academic and non-academic positions upon graduation. The Graduate Quantitative Psychology minor (GQPM) is also open to graduate students from other programs and departments. Students in pursuit of the minor are required to complete two core and three elective courses with a grade of "B-" or higher.

Requirements

Required Courses (6 semester hours)

PSYC 50523Experimental Design

3

PSYC 60623Regression Analysis

3

Electives (9 hours)

PSYC 50213Interactive Data Analysis

3

PSYC 60633Generalized Linear Models

3

PSYC 60643Structural Equation Models

3

PSYC 60653Multilevel/Hierarchical Models

3

PSYC 60673Advanced Structural Equation Modeling

3

PSYC 60743Longitudinal Data Analysis

3

Admission Requirements

Students will have achieved a master’s degree in their respective programs before applying for the Graduate Quantitative Psychology Minor (GQPM.) For students who enter the program with a master’s degree or have taken comparable courses elsewhere, the minor requirements can be modified at the discretion of the psychology faculty.

The courses required for the GQPM are intended to supplement, rather than compete with, students’ training in substantive areas of research. Therefore, the GQPM requires only 15 credits of statistics coursework. 6 credits are earned by successful completion of the two required courses in the quantitative psychology sequence (PSYC 50523/60623), which graduate students in the Department of Psychology usually complete within the initial two years in the program. Students must successfully complete three additional courses (9 credits) beyond the two required for the graduate program, which may also count as departmental electives.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of the GQPM requires a minimum of 15 credit hours with no grade below a “B-”. A course with a grade below a “B-” can be retaken only once. If you make two grades of less than "B-", either in the same or two different courses, you will be automatically dismissed from pursuing the minor.

Students declare their intention by completing a “form for the proposed minor,” which is given to the graduate director to be kept on file. Upon completion of the proposed coursework, the “form for the request to certify completion of the minor” is completed with the indicated signatures, and this form goes to the psychology graduate director.