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Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

Measurement & Quantitative Methods

Coursework

Core Courses

All of the following courses are degree requirements.

Course Name Credit Comments
CEP 900 Proseminar 3  
CEP 920 Instrument Construction 3 CEP 932 prerequisite
CEP 921 Psychometric Theory I 3 CEP 920 & 933 prerequisite
CEP 923 Item Response Theory 3 CEP 921 & 933 prerequisite
CEP 930 Inquiry in Education 3  
CEP 932 Quantitative Methods I 3 or equivalent graduate course in statistics
CEP 933 Quantitative Methods II 3 CEP 932 or equivalent graduate course in statistics prerequisite
CEP 934 Multivariate Statistics 4 CEP 933 prerequisite
CEP 935 Hierarchical Linear Models 4 CEP 933 prerequisite, CEP 934 recommended
CEP 995 Research Apprenticeship 1-3 Apprenticeship completion required for Comprehensive Exam registration
CEP 999 Dissertation Research 24  

Selective Courses

Measurement Majors

Select the following required course:

Course Name Credit Comments
CEP 922 Psychometric Theory II 3  

Quantitative Methods Majors

Select two of the following required courses:

Course Name Credit Comments
STT 441 Probability and Statistics I: Probability 3  
STT 442 Probability and Statistics II: Statistics 3  
STT 861 Theory of Probability & Statistics I 3  
STT 862 Theory of Probability & Statistics II 3  
PPL 802 Quantitative Methods in Public Policy II 3  
PPL 803 Quantitative Methods in Public Policy III 3  
EC 820A Econometrics IA 3  
EC 820B Econometrics IB 3  

Cognate Courses

The cognate is an area outside of the required MQM courses that is supposed to broaden the knowledge of students in areas related to their research interests.  For the quantitative methods major, this is usually coursework in the statistics or economics department, etc.  For measurement majors, it can be any set of courses that support their research interests such a psychology, math education, economics, etc.

Measurement Majors

Choose three of the following courses:

Course Name Credit Comments
CEP 936 Synthesis in Educational Research 4  
CEP 937 Survey Methodology 4  
CEP 938 Latent Variable Modeling 4  
CEP 939 Measurement Seminar 4  
CEP 991B Special Topics: Social Networks, Categorical Data Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Causal Inference, Multidimensional Item Response Theory, Bayesian Data Analysis, Policy and Measurement Issues: Value-Added Measures 4 Topics vary.  May be repeated.
Psychology Psychometrics 3  
Statistics Advanced topics 3  

Quantitative Methods Majors

Choose three of the following courses:

Course Name Credit Comments
CEP 936 Synthesis in Educational Research 4  
CEP 937 Survey Methodology 4  
CEP 938 Latent Variable Modeling 4  
CEP 991B Special Topics: Social Networks, Categorical Data Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Causal Inference, Multidimensional Item Response Theory, Bayesian Data Analysis, Policy and Measurement Issues: Value-Added Measures 4 Topics vary.  May be repeated.
Psychology Psychometrics 3  
STT 802 Statistical Computation 3  
STT 825 Sample Surveys 3  
Statistics Advanced topics    
EC 821A Cross Section and Panel Data Econometrics I 3  
EC 821B Cross Section and Panel Data Econometrics II 3  
ED 976 Capstone in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 3  
Advanced Topics Appropriate quantitative methods courses, chosen by guidance committee and student 3  

Seminar: All students should attend the MQM student/faculty seminars that are scheduled monthly.