Many fields and employers need professionals who have expertise in statistics and measurement to make sense of data and use data to answer research questions.
UWM’s Department of Educational Psychology offers a few options for students who are interested in specializing in educational statistics and measurement. The Master’s program will provide students with the knowledge necessary to execute research and evaluate and critique existing research — a valuable asset whether you’re planning to put your skills to use in the workforce right away or go on to doctoral studies.
Why Choose Our MS Program?
Ranked #22 in Best Master’s in Assessment and Measurement degree programs of 2022 by Intelligent.com
You’ll be taught and mentored by faculty who specialize in this field, and after completing your master’s studies you’ll be ready to:
- Analyze and interpret data
- Design and build assessment instruments
- Design research projects and address research questions using quantitative data
- Conduct program evaluations
Before applying please see the Educational Psychology Website for department-specific application requirements.
An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.00.
- Applicants may be admitted with specific program-defined course deficiencies provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than two courses. The student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree.
- Initial advisor assignment will be made by the area chair of the concentration to which the applicant has applied.
- For the concentrations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and School Psychology: a resume or curriculum vitae.
Credits and Courses
Students are required to complete 30 credits for the master’s degree.
|ED PSY 624||Educational Statistical Methods I||3|
|ED PSY 720||Techniques of Educational and Psychological Measurement||3|
|ED PSY 724||Educational Statistical Methods II||4|
|ED PSY 728||Techniques of Educational Research||3|
|Cognitive and Developmental Sciences||6|
|Contexual Determinants of Motivation|
|Social Cognition in Educational Psychology|
|Personality Theories and the Educational Process|
|Human Development: Study of Infancy and Early Childhood|
|Human Development: Study of the Adolescent|
|Human Development: Study of the Adult|
|Cognition: Theory and Research|
|Social Psychology of Group Differences: Race and Ethnicity|
|The Psychology of Achievement Motivation|
|The Multicultural Family|
|Immigrant Child in Developmental Perspective|
|Electives (11 credits)||11|
|6 credits must be from the following Educational Statistics and Measurement courses:|
|Psychometric Theory and Practice|
|Item Response Theory|
|Structural Equation Modeling|
|Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis|
|Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data|
|Survey Research Methods|
|Program Evaluation in Education|
|Seminar in Measurement and Evaluation:|
|Seminar in Statistics and Research Design|
Students’ programs of study are developed in consultation with their assigned advisor.
Major Professor as Advisor
The student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student’s studies as specified in Graduate School regulations. A student who is not assigned to an advisor at time of admission should immediately contact the Department Chair.
Optional. Up to 6 degree credits may be awarded for thesis research.
The student who writes a thesis must pass a final oral examination in defense of that thesis. The student who does not write a thesis must pass a final oral or written comprehensive examination.
The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.