Requirements

Quantitative Training:  Required hours/# Courses Specific Course Numbers
Quantitative Foundations  4 hours  790 - Statistical Methods in Psychology I 
Elementary distribution theory; test; simple regression and correlation; multiple regression and multiple correlation; curvilinear regression; logistic regression; general linear model. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: Abeginning course in statistics and graduate standing, or consent of instructor. LEC
Area-specific Methodology 1 course 
(3 hours minimum) 
815 - Developmental Research Design
Coverage of the philosophy and basic principles of group-design research, with a special emphasis on designs that are appropriate for developmental studies. Designs for both experimental and quasi-experimental research are covered, and appropriate statistical procedures are presented concomitantly with the designs. Individual-difference analyses and statistical control issues are also addressed. LEC 

816 - Neuroimaging Research Design
Course covers research design and analysis issues for event-related potential (ERP) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies. Repeated measures, statistical parametric mapping, principal components analysis, and independent components analysis techniques are covered. Both practical and theoretical aspects of these statistical techniques will be explored in Matlab environment. Matrix algebra recommended but not required. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and 791 or equivalent are required. LEC

818 - Experimental Research Methods
Systematic discussion of the techniques of research in social psychology, with practice in the utilization of selected methods. Prerequisite: One course in social psychology in addition to introductory social psychology. LEC

819 - Field/Evaluation Research Methods 
Basic principles and practices of field methods in basic and applied research in social psychology and related fields; relationships between field and laboratory studies; special emphasis on survey and evaluation research methods and study designs; client and respondent relationships; research and public policy. LEC
Quantitative Core 7 courses 
(27 hours minimum)
791 - Statistical Methods in Psychology II 
Continuation of PSYC 790. Oneway analysis of variance, linear trends, contrasts, post hoc tests; multi-way analysis of variance for crossed, blocked, nested, and incomplete designs; analysis of covariance; repeated measures analysis of variance; general linear model. Applications across the social, educational, and behavior sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC

887 - Factor Analysis
This course covers the theory behind, and application of, exploratory factor analysis. Topics include a review of multiple linear regression and matrix algebra. In-depth coverage is devoted to diagrams, model specification, goodness of fit, model selection, parameter estimation, rotation methods, scale development, and sample size and power issues. Extensions to confirmatory settings are elaborated. Both the theory underlying factor analytic techniques and hands-on application using software are emphasized. Applications across the social and behavioral sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC

889 - Nonparametric Statistical Methods 
Topics include a review of parametric statistics, sampling distributions, the logic of hypothesis testing, and motivations for using nonparametric techniques. In-depth coverage will be given to distributionfree procedures, sign tests, contingency tables, median tests, chi-square and other goodness-of-fit tests, rank correlations, randomness tests, Monte Carlo methods, resampling methods, tests of independence, 1-sample, 2-sample, and k-sample methods, permutation tests, and function smoothing and splines. There will be an emphasis on the theory underlying nonparametric methods. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC

892 - Test Theory 
This course takes a unified approach (from classical and modern test theory) to the topic of measurement in the behavioral and social sciences. Content covered includes the construction and administration of psychological tests (examples include tests of intelligence, achievement, and personality); practice in test construction, administration, and validation; and how to assess the reliability and generalizability of an instrument. Applications across the social and behavior sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC

893 - Multivariate Analysis 
Introduction to the central methods used in the analysis of multivariate data. Includes linear transformations, multivariate analysis of variance, multivariate multiple regression, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, factor analysis, and an introduction to methods for clustering and classification. Applications across the behavior and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and PSYC 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC

894 - Multilevel Modeling I 
Statistical methods for modeling multilevel (hierarchically structured) data. Topics include a review of ordinary least squares regression analysis, random effects ANOVA, intraclass correlation, multilevel regression, testing and probing interactions, maximum likelihood estimation, model assumptions, model evaluation, and the analysis of longitudinal data. There will be a heavy emphasis on the theory underlying multilevel modeling techniques and hands-on application using software. Applications across the social, educational, and behavior sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC

895 - Categorical Data Analysis 
Multivariate analyses of count data. Error models, statistical inference, loglinear models, logit models, logistic regression. Homogeneity, symmetry, and selected other topics. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and PSYC 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC

896 - Structural Equation Modeling I 
Introduction to statistical methods for modeling latent variables. Topics include a review latent variables, covariance structures analysis, mean structures analysis, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), structural equation modeling (SEM), multiple group CFA, longitudinal CFA, longitudinal SEM, Hierarchical CFA, and Multi-trait Multi-Method SEM. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
Quantitative Concentration 3 courses 
(9 hours minimum)
990 - Clustering and Classification 
Statistical methods for identifying classes, clusters, and taxa. Topics include k-means, discriminant analysis, hierarchical clustering algorithms, additive trees, neural network models for clustering, latent class models, finite mixture models, and models for skills/cognitive diagnosis. Applications across the social and behavior sciences are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and PSYC 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC

991 - Longitudinal Modeling 
Reviews and contrasts various statistical methods for the analysis of change. Course focuses on various techniques to analyze longitudinal (repeated-measures) data beyond the repeated-measures ANOVA framework. Techniques covered included latent change scores, latent difference scores, individual-differences modeling of latent residual and change scores, intraindividual differences modeling (e.g., growth curve, mixed modeling) and growth mixture modeling. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYC 896 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC

993 - Advanced Quantitative Topics 
996 - Structural Equation Modeling II 
Continuation of PSYC 896. Advanced applications of modern methods for testing hypotheses on multivariate correlational data in the behavioral and social sciences. Topics include advanced confirmatory factor analysis, mediation and moderation among latent variables, latent growth curve modeling, and other latent variable mean and covariance structures analysis techniques. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYC 896 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC


Advanced courses offered in other departments/schools may also be taken with director’s consent.
Quantitative Proseminar 6 semesters 
(6 hours minimum)
Offered as 1 unit of 993 per semester
Minor Concentration 3 courses 
(9 hours minimum)
e.g., Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Social Psychology, Education, Mathematical Statistics.
Additional Graduate School Requirements:    
MA Thesis  1-9 hours + public defense; typically completed by end of 2nd year of training 3-person committee
Comprehensives (Written and Orals) Review paper, a meta-analysis, elaborate project, or written exam + public defense; typically completed by end of 3rd or early in 4th year of training. 5-person committee with one outside member
Dissertation Thesis 1-12 hours + public defense 5-person committee with one outside member
Total hours  58 non-thesis hours (15 courses)  

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