Quantitative Research Methods

The program in Quantitative Research Methods (QRM) is a graduate certificate program administered by faculty in the Departments of Psychological Sciences, Sociology, and Educational Psychology, but drawing students from many other departments and schools. The general structure and policies of this program follow the guidelines for graduate certificate programs specified in the UConn Graduate Catalog. The program’s mission is to provide students with a thorough background in quantitative research methods in the psychological sciences that extends the basic research methods training required by their respective graduate programs. Students interested in the program design an individualized plan of study, in consultation with their major advisor, which serves their research needs, interests, and career goals.

Prerequisite Course Requirements: PSYC 5104 and 5105 or equivalent courses. Students who wish to substitute equivalent coursework for these two courses with other graduate level introductory statistics courses need to submit a petition to the Director of the QRM program.

Credit Requirement: Participants in the program complete 12 credits of graduate coursework in quantitative methods. The 12 credits are selected from: AH 6005; EPSY 6611, 6615, 6637, 6651; HDFS 5095 when taught as Longitudinal Methods, Meta Analysis, or other topic approved by the Program Director; MGMT 6206; PSYC 5131, 5332, 5470, 5554, 5670 when taught as Multivariate Approaches to Survey Data; PSYC 5701, 5702, 6130; PUBH 5434 or 5435; SOCI 5203; STAT 3375Q or 5825.

Additional courses are acceptable with prior approval. Students who wish to petition for a course that is not listed may do so by submitting a petition with sufficient documentation of the content of the course to the QRM Director (syllabus, exam examples). Such courses cannot be from other institutions.

QRM Presentation: Participants in the QRM program must pass a formal presentation to a QRM committee. The presentation will typically be done in the final year of study, after or near the completion of elective courses.

This certificate is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.