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Graduate Certificate in Applied Measurement and Quantitative Methods

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Degree Description:

The graduate Certificate in Applied Measurement and Quantitative Methods, administered by the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Educational Psychology in the College of Education, provides advanced knowledge and training in methods typically employed to investigate a wide variety of problems in the broad domains of the social and behavioral sciences. The certificate leverages expertise across colleges to provide students in a variety of disciplines with advanced proficiency in quantitative methods and educational and psychological measurement. Students will gain the expertise to produce, analyze, and report empirical information to drive decision-making and understanding complex environments.

We want you to increase your marketability by providing you with an advanced skill set that will aid you in your future careers. These skills may be invaluable to your employers by helping you make better decisions through rational project design, systematic measurement and the application of modern, sophisticated data analysis. We invite you to take advantage of strengths across departments at WSU to meet your development as a scholar with advanced methodological training.

Admission Requirements:

The certificate is open to students in any WSU graduate program. Students not in degree programs may also earn the certificate by enrolling as non-degree students. Students are required to maintain the minimum GPA requirement of at least 3.0 while enrolled in the certificate program. To qualify for the graduate certificate a prospective student must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution and meet all prerequisite requirements or demonstrate equivalent knowledge in foundational statistics and research methods coursework before enrolling in any course that require this knowledge.

Faculty Members:

Burns, Leonard, PhD

Location: Pullman

Research Interests

– Internal and external validity of sluggish cognitive tempo relative to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder,
– Oppositional defiant disorder and callous/unemotional traits within and across cultures.

French, Brian F., Ph.D.

Location: Pullman

Research Interests

Educational and psychological measurement issues, application of psychometric methods and use of methodological studies to evaluate and improve methods, Measurement Invariance, Structural Equation Modeling, Item Response Theory, Classical Test Theory, Factor Analysis, Monte Carlo studies.

Contact Information:

WSU Pullman College of Education
Cleveland Hall 70
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164-2114
(509)-335-9195 or (509)-335-7016
Fax: (509)-335-9172