The Quantitative and Psychometric Methods (QPM) program is an advanced strand under the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Education Sciences housed in the College of Education. The QPM program is jointly hosted by the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (EDP) and the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation (EPE).
Doctoral students are typically admitted to a specific department as their home department in which they receive program supports of all kinds. A common set of core requirements applies, regardless of departmental affiliation. Each student is expected to meet core requirements for the completion of the QPM program in either department.
The primary objective of the QPM program is to promote the development of advanced quantitative and psychometric knowledge and skills that allow program graduates to function as competent independent researchers or scientists who can innovatively and effectively carry out research design and data analysis for all kinds of empirical purposes.
Students completing a degree in Quantitative and Psychometric Methods will have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including research and teaching universities, testing companies, consulting firms, survey polling organizations, school districts, survey polling organizations, industry, research centers and institutes.