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Department of Psychology

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Quantitative Psychology

Students in our program research the methodology, measurement and statistics used to study human behavior. Our concentration prepares students to thrive in an increasingly data-driven world and sets them up to contribute to a wide range of important research endeavors.

Our Focus

The quantitative psychology concentration has a dual focus that trains students to develop and evaluate novel methodology, as well as to innovatively apply methods to solve important psychological research problems that impact society.

Please take a look at our people to learn more about individual faculty interests and current projects.

Develop new methods

Our students evaluate novel techniques and methods to solve important psychological research problems that impact our community and society at large.  

We equip our student scientists to conduct their own primary quantitative research and to collaborate effectively with substantive scientists. Graduates from our program are prepared to serve in research roles at major universities, medical centers, private firms or government agencies, among many others. 

New Faculty Spotlight

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Dr. Donna Coffman

Dr. Coffman works at the interface of quantitative methodology and behavioral health. She develops and applies methods for analyzing data from wearable and mobile devices, with a focus on mediation analysis with intensive longitudinal data and strengthening causal inference.

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Dr. Sarfaraz Serang

Dr. Serang’s methodological interests include structural equation modeling, longitudinal modeling, statistical learning (data mining/machine learning), and combinations of the three. He also collaborates with substantive researchers from a wide range of disciplines.

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Ready to apply? Submit your application through the Graduate School by December 1.


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