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Courses

Core Courses

All of the following courses are degree requirements.

CourseNameCreditComments
CEP 900Proseminar3
CEP 920Instrument Construction3CEP 932 prerequisite
CEP 921Psychometric Theory I3CEP 920 & 933 prerequisite
CEP 923Item Response Theory3CEP 921 & 933 prerequisite
CEP 930Inquiry in Education3
CEP 932Quantitative Methods I3or equivalent graduate course in statistics
CEP 933Quantitative Methods II3CEP 932 or equivalent graduate course in statistics prerequisite
CEP 934Multivariate Statistics4CEP 933 prerequisite
CEP 935Hierarchical Linear Models4CEP 933 prerequisite, CEP 934 recommended
CEP 995Research Apprenticeship1-3Apprenticeship completion required for Comprehensive Exam registration
CEP 999Dissertation Research24

Selective Courses

Measurement Majors

Select the following required course:

CourseNameCreditComments
CEP 922Psychometric Theory II3

Quantitative Methods Majors

Select two of the following required courses:

CourseNameCreditComments
STT 441Probability and Statistics I: Probability3
STT 442Probability and Statistics II: Statistics3
STT 861Theory of Probability & Statistics I3
STT 862Theory of Probability & Statistics II3
PPL 802Quantitative Methods in Public Policy II3
PPL 803Quantitative Methods in Public Policy III3
EC 820AEconometrics IA3
EC 820BEconometrics IB3

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:

CourseNameCreditComments
CEP 936Synthesis in Educational Research4
CEP 937Survey Methodology4
CEP 938Latent Variable Modeling4
CEP 939Measurement Seminar4
CEP 991BSpecial Topics: Social Networks, Categorical Data Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Causal Inference, Multidimensional Item Response Theory, Bayesian Data Analysis, Policy and Measurement Issues: Value-Added Measures4Topics vary. May be repeated.
PsychologyPsychometrics3
StatisticsAdvanced topics3

Quantitative Methods Majors

Choose three of the following courses:

CourseNameCreditComments
CEP 936Synthesis in Educational Research4
CEP 937Survey Methodology4
CEP 938Latent Variable Modeling4
CEP 991BSpecial Topics: Social Networks, Categorical Data Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Causal Inference, Multidimensional Item Response Theory, Bayesian Data Analysis, Policy and Measurement Issues: Value-Added Measures4Topics vary. May be repeated.
PsychologyPsychometrics3
STT 802Statistical Computation3
STT 825Sample Surveys3
StatisticsAdvanced topics3
EC 821ACross Section and Panel Data Econometrics I3
EC 821BCross Section and Panel Data Econometrics II3
ED 976Capstone in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis3
Advanced TopicsAppropriate quantitative methods courses, chosen by guidance committee and student3

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