Quantitative Psychology

EMPHASIS Description:

The Quantitative/Methodology Emphasis allows students the option of specializing as behavioral science methodologists. Faculty in the area have expertise in applied statistics, multivariate methods, and psychometric theory. In general, each student, in conjunction with the Quantitative/Methodology Committee, may map out a program of study individually tailored to his or her career goals. The Quantitative/Methodology concentration does however require some specified coursework to be taken from another department (Mathematics and Statistics, Educational Psychology) as well as from the quantitative psychology faculty.

EMPHASIS Requirements:

Students in any Psychology concentration, other than Quantitative Methodology, may choole an emphasis in Quantitative Methodology. Students choosing an emphasis in Quantitative Methodology must complete 9 credit hours of graduate coursework in the Quantitative/Methodology area. Any of the following courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for this emphasis. Requests to use other courses are reviewed by the Quantitative Methodology committee on a case-by-case basis.

  • PSY 601 Multivariate Statistics
  • PSY 604 Latent Variable Modeling
  • PSY 605 Advanced Latent Variable Modeling
  • PSY 650 ST: Analysis of Data
  • PSY 650 ST: Hierarchical Linear Modeling
  • PSY 650 ST: Meta-Analysis
  • PSY 650 ST: Quasi-Experimental Design
  • ECE 595 ST: Analysis Methods in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • EDPY 593 Multi-Level Modeling
  • EDPY 607 Structural Equation Modeling 
  • PH 502 Epidemiologic Methods I
  • STAT 574 Biostatistical Methods: Survival Analysis and Logistic Regression
  • STAT 576 Multivariate Analysis
  • STAT 577 Introduction to Bayseian Modeling


  • James Cavanagh
  • Marco DelGiudice
  • Steven W. Gangestad 
  • Timothy E. Goldsmith 
  • Davood Tofighi
  • Katie Witkiewitz 
  • Teddy D. Warner (Research Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine)