2019-2020 Graduate Catalog


Graduate Quantitative Psychology Minor

The minor in quantitative psychology provides graduate students 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 only open to graduate students in the department of psychology. 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

3.00

PSYC 60623Regression Analysis

3.00

Electives (9 hours)

PSYC 50213Interactive Data Analysis

3.00

PSYC 60633Generalized Linear Models

3.00

PSYC 60643Structural Equation Models

3.00

PSYC 60653Multilevel/Hierarchical Models

3.00

PSYC 60673Advanced Structural Equation Modeling

3.00

PSYC 60743Longitudinal Data Analysis

3.00

Admission Requirements
A psychology graduate student seeking a masters or doctoral degree may declare the GQPM. For students who 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 a student makes two grades of less than "B-", either in the same or two different courses, the student will be automatically dismissed from pursuing the minor.