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
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
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
Dr. Sarfaraz Serang
Dr. Serang’smethodological 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.