Loyola University Chicago

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Measurement & Quantitative Methodology Certificate

Upon the completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to:

  • Have theoretical knowledge in measurement/psychometric theories and quantitative methods.
  • Understand the assumptions of different quantitative techniques and learn to handle the violations of these assumptions.
  • Select and apply appropriate measurement and quantitative methods to answer research questions.
  • Use computer software to implement a wide range of quantitative analyses.
  • Appropriately interpret statistical evidence
  • Have theoretical knowledge in measurement/psychometric theories and quantitative methods.
  • Understand the assumptions of different quantitative techniques and learn to handle the violations of these assumptions. 
  • Select and apply appropriate measurement and quantitative methods to answer research questions.
  • se computer software to implement a wide range of quantitative analyses.
  • Interpret statistical evidence appropriately. 

Core Courses

The basic (core) courses include (2-3 courses – depending on the student’s research background)

  • RMTD 400 Intro of Educational Research
  • RMTD 404 Basic Statistics
  • RMTD 421 Introduction to Quantitative Research
  • RMTD 482 General Linear Model

Recommended List of Elective Courses:

After completing the core courses, students will take elective courses based on their needs and interests. If a student took two basic courses, s/he will choose three elective courses; if s/he took three basic courses, s/he will have to take two elective courses.  They can choose either measurement or quantitative methods oriented courses.

Measurement oriented (choose 2-3 courses)

  • RMTD 430 Psychological Measurement
  • RMTD 530 Item Response Theory
  • One of the Quantitative Method oriented course – see below

Quantitative methods oriented (choose 2-3 courses)

  • RMTD 403 Survey Design
  • RMTD 483 Multivariate Statistics
  • RMTD 484 Hierarchical Linear Models
  • RMTD 488 Meta-analysis
  • RMTD 580 Special Topic in Using R
  • STAT 388 Special Topic in Categorical Data Analysis
  • STAT 388 Special Topic in Longitudinal Data Analysis

Students who have taken courses in quantitative research can waive/transfer in a maximum of six credits to cover the basic requirement (core courses) of this certificate program and start with elective courses. The waived courses can only be the basic courses. Students who have taken some of the elective courses will have to choose different elective courses to fulfill the requirement of the certificate program.

This certificate program is a five-course (15 hour) program that leads to a certificate in Measurement & Quantitative Methodology. 

Continuous Enrollments
Students in endorsement only programs are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

Application Deadlines: 
Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1

Summer: March 1 

 

A Completed Application Form 
You may submit your application form online

 

Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

 

Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.

 

A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1 page, and you should describe your objectives of study and how the program relates to your discipline or career.

 

Resume

 

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendations are not required for the certificate program.

For detailed information, visit
the Office of the Bursar's Tuition & Fees page for the Graduate School of Education.

For additional information on billing, payment, and policies, please visit the Office of the Bursar. For information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit Loyola's Financial Aid Office and Financial Assistance through the School of Education.

 

  • Program Director: Leanne Kallemeyn
    Phone: 312.915.6909
    E-mail: lkallemeyn@luc.edu

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