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MA in Psychology with Emphasis in Quantitative Psychometrics

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 35 hours of graduate-level courses in psychometrics, applied statistics, and computing is required for the M.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Quantitative Psychometrics. Twenty-three credit hours are required courses, and 12 are electives.  Students must complete 30 hours of advanced study at the University of Missouri to receive the degree. This means that a maximum of six hours of graduate coursework taken elsewhere can count toward the master’s degree. Such transfer of credit must be recommended by the student's advisor and approved by the director of graduate studies. 

Required Courses
PSYCH 8710General Linear Models in Psychology I4
PSYCH 8720General Linear Models in Psychology II4
PSYCH 9720Latent Variable Models in Statistical Analysis3
PSYCH 9780Item Response Theory I 3
Item Response Theory II3
Advanced Topics in Psychometrics3
Computing in SAS and R3
Elective Courses (12 credits)
PSYCH 9710Multivariate Statistics in Psychology3
PSYCH 9715Multilevel Modeling3
PSYCH 9735Psychological Process Models3
PSYCH 9750Advanced Structural Equation Modeling3
PSYCH 9760Categorical Data Analysis3
PSYCH 9765Cluster Analysis and Network Analysis3


Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MA in Psychology program with an emphasis in Quantitative Psychometrics and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Before official admissions to the University of Missouri, your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you've applied.

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