These are lists of programs located in the United States of America or Canada offering a doctoral degree in psychometrics, quantitative methods or a related field, divided into psychology/human development and education/educational psychology. 

Psychology and Human Development


Arizona State University
Department of Psychology
PhD; Quantitative Psychology
Program Director: Leona S. Aiken
Phone: (480) 965-7156
Graduate Program Email


University of California, Davis
Department of Psychology
PhD; Quantitative Psychology
Area Head: Emilio Ferrer
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

University of California, Los Angeles
PhD; Psychometrics
1285 Franz Hall
Box 951563
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
Phone: (310) 825-2961
Fax: (310) 206-5895

University of California, Merced
PhD; Quantitative Psychology
Area Head: Will Shadish
SSHA, 5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced CA 95343
Phone: (209) 228-4372
Fax: (209) 228-4390

Claremont Graduate University (two programs)
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences
PhD, MA; and Certificate Programs in Psychology with a Concentration in Evaluation
Program Coordinator: Natalie Brown
123 E. 8th St
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-8084

Institute of Organizational and Program Evaluation Research
Director of External Affairs: Paul Thomas
175 E. 12th St
Claremont CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-9016

University of Connecticut
Department of Psychology
PhD; Quantitative Methods
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269-1020
Phone: (860) 486-3515
Fax: (860) 486-2760


Fordham University
Department of Psychology
PhD, MA; Psychometrics
Program Director: Dr. Charles Lewis
Phone: (718) 817-3881


Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Psychology
PhD; Quantitative Psychology
654 Cherry Street
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0170
Phone: (404) 894-2680


University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Quantitative Psychology
603 East Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0631
Fax: (217) 244-5876


James Madison University
Center for Assessment and Research Studies
PhD in Assessment and Measurement
821 S. Main St., MSC 6806
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: (540) 568-6706
Fax: (540) 568-7878


University of Kansas
Department of Psychology
Quantitative Psychology Program
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556

Kent State University
Assessment Psychology
Minor in Quantitative Psychology
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
Phone: (330) 672-3580
Fax: (330) 672-7932


University of Louisville
College of Education and Human Development
Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology|
PhD in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation|
Program Chair: Dr. Jeff Valentine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292


Michigan State University
Concentration in Quantitative Methodology and Evaluation Science
Psychology Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1116
Fax: (612) 353-1652

University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology
PhD, MA; Quantitative/Psychometric Methods
Phone: (612) 625-2818

University of Missouri, Columbia
Department of Psychological Sciences
210 McAlester Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-2500
Phone: (573) 882-6860
Fax: (573) 882-7710
Graduate Program Phone: 573-882-0838
Graduate Program Email


New York University
Department of Psychology
Minor in Quantitative Psychology
6 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD; Quantitative Psychology
Prof. Patrick Curran, Program Director
304 Davie Hall, (919) 962-5235
Rhonda Whitfield, Program Coordinator
346 Davie Hall, (919) 962-2054

University of Notre Dame
Department of Psychology
PhD, M.A.; Quantitative


Ohio State University
Quantitative Psychology
Cartha Sexton
Enarson Hall
154 W 12th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: 614-292-OHIO

Ohio University
Department of Psychology
PhD; Clinical Psychology - Applied Quantitative
PhD; Experimental Psychology - Applied Quantitative
200 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: (740) 593-1707
Fax: (740) 593-0579

Oregon State University
College of Health and Human Sciences
Dept. of Human Development and Family Sciences
322 Milam Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-5102
Phone: (541) 737-2035
Fax: (541) 737-1076


Pennsylvania State University
College of Health and Human Development
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
211 Henderson Building South
University Park, PA 16802-6504
Phone: (814) 863-0241
Fax: (814) 863-7963

Purdue University
Department of Psychological Sciences
PhD; Quantitative Psychology
703 Third Street, PRCE 385B
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081
Phone: (765) 494-6067


University of Rhode Island
Behavioral Science PhD Program
Research Methodology Focus Area
Director: Dr. Lisa L. Harlow
10 Chafee Rd, Suite 8
Kingston, RI 02881


University of Southern California
Department of Psychology
PhD; Quantitative Psychology
Graduate Student Advisor: Irene Takaragawa
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061


Utah State University
Department of Psychology
PhD; Research & Evaluation Methodology Specialization
Program Director: Karl White, PhD
Phone: (435) 797-3013


Vanderbilt University
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
PhD in Quantitative Methods
James Steiger
Peabody #329
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721
Phone: (615) 322-8407

University of Virginia
Department of Psychology
PhD; Quantitative Methodology
102 Gilmer Hall
PO BOX 400400
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4400
Tel (434) 982-4750
Fax (434) 982-4766


Educational Psychology and Education


University at Albany, SUNY
Division of Educational Psychology & Methodology
PhD, CAS, MA in Educational Psychology and Methodology
1400 Washington Avenue, Education 233
Albany, NY 12222
Phone: (518) 442-5055

University of Arizona
College of Education
PhD; Concentration in Measurement and Methodology Educational Psychology
P.O. Box 210069
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0069
Phone: (520) 621-7828
Fax: (520) 621-2909


Baylor University
Educational Psychology Department
PhD, M.A.; Educational Psychology, concentration in Educational Measurement
Graduate Program Director: Susan Johnsen, PhD
One Bear Place #97301
Waco, TX 76798-7301

Baylor University
Institute of Statistics
M.A., PhD; Statistics, Concentration in Psychometrics or Biostatistics
Graduate Program Director: Thomas L. Bratcher, PhD
Office: Mars McLean 244

Boston College
Lynch School of Education
PhD, MEd; Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation
Department Chair: Larry Ludlow
Phone: (617) 552-4221
Office of Graduate Admissions Email 


University of California at Santa Barbara
Department of Education
PhD, MA; Research Methodology
Graduate Division
3117 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2070
Phone: (805) 893-2277
Fax: (805) 893-8259
University of California, Berkeley
Graduate School of Education
PhD, EdD, MA; Quantitative Methods and Evaluation
1501 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Education
PhD; Advanced Quantitative Methods
PhD; Educational Research Methods
MA; Research Methods
Social Research Methodology
Office of Student Services
1009 Moore Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
Phone: (310) 825-8326

University of Cincinnati
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
Quantitative Research Methodology PhD Program in Education Studies,
Assessment and Evaluation Graduate Certificate Program
Lihshing Leigh Wang
University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0002
Phone: (513) 556-3628

University of Colorado at Boulder
School of Education
PhD; Research and Evaluation Methodology
Program Chair: Derek Briggs
School of Education, Room 211
University of Colorado at Boulder
249 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0249
Phone: (303) 492-6320

Columbia University (Teachers College)
Department of Human Development
PhD, Ed.D., Ed.M.; Measurement and Evaluation
MS; Applied Statistics
Academic Secretary: Diane Katanik
525 W. 120th St.
Box 118
New York, NY 10027
Office: 453 Grace Dodge Hall
Phone: (212) 678-4150

University of Connecticut
Neag School of Education
Dept. of Educational Psychology
PhD, Masters, and Graduate Certificate programs in Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2064
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: (860) 486-0183
Fax: (860) 486-0180


University of Denver
College of Education
PhD, M.A.; Quantitative Research Methods
Kathy Green
2450 S. Vine St.
Denver, CO 80208
Phone: (303) 871.2509

Florida State University
Department of Educational Research
PhD, M.A.; Measurement and Statistics
307 Stone Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-3030

University of Florida
Department of Educational Psychology
PhD; Research and Evaluation Methodology
1403 Norman Hall
P.O. Box 117047
Gainesville, FL 32611-7047
Phone: (352) 392-0724
Fax: (352) 392-5929


University of Georgia
Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology
PhD, Ed.D., MA, MEd; Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (REMS)
329 Aderhold
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-4110

Georgia State University
College of Education
Department of Educational Policy Studies
PhD, MS; Concentration in Research, Measurement, and Statistics
P.O. Box 3977
Atlanta GA 30302-3977
Office Phone: (404) 651-2582
Fax: (404) 651-1009


University of Houston
Department of Psychological Health and Learning Sciences
Program Director: Dr. Margit Wiesner
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: (713) 743-7676


University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Education
PhD; Educational Psychology (Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment)
MEd; Educational Psychology (Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment) face-to-face program
MEd; Educational Psychology (Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment) online program
Educational Research Methodology online certificate
Contact: Dr. Everett V. Smith, Jr.
Phone: (312) 996-5630

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD, MA; Interpretive, Statistical, Measurement and Evaluative Methodologies For Education
Division Chair: Katherine Ryan

Indiana University
Inquiry Methodology Program
Program Director: Ginette Delandshere
201 North Rose Ave., Suite 4000
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006
Phone: (812) 856-8347

University of Iowa
College of Education
PhD, M.A.; Division of Psychological & Quantitative Foundations Educational Measurement and Statistics
Professor Michael J. Kolen
224 C Lindquist Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-6429


University of Kansas
Department of Psychology and Research in Education
PhD, MS, Ed.D.; Educational Psychology and Research
Phone: (785) 864-3931 Kent State University
College of Education
PhD, M.A., MEd; Evaluation and Measurement
507 White Hall
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: (330) 672-2294
Fax: (330) 672-3737


Loyola University Chicago
School of Education
PhD in Research Methodology
Terri Pigott
820 North Michigan Avenue
Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 915-6800
Program Email 


University of Maryland
College of Education
Department of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS)
PhD, MA; Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation
Chair: C. Mitchell Dayton
Phone: (301) 405-3624

University of Massachusetts Amherst
School of Education
PhD, EdD, MA; Research and Evaluation Methods

Michigan State University
PhD; Measurement and Quantitative Methods
455 Erickson Hall
E. Lansing, MI 48824
Missy Davis
Phone: 517-353-1638
Fax: 517-353-6393

University of Minnesota
College of Education and Human Development
PhD, M.A.; Quantitative Methods In Education


University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Educational Psychology Department
Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods
Jim Bovaird
114 Teachers College Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0345
Phone: (402) 472-6945 

The City University of New York
Educational Psychology
PhD, EdD; Quantitative Methods in Educational and Psychological Research
Phone: (212) 817-8285

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department of Educational Research Methodology
Randy Penfield
254 School of Education Building
Phone: 336-334-3944
Fax: 336-334-4120


Ohio State University
Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement
122 Ramseyer Hall
29 W. Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1177
Phone: (614) 688-4007
Fax: (614) 292-7900 or (888) 678-3382

Ohio University
Department of Educational Studies
Educational Research and Evaluation Program
MEd, PhD in Quantitative Methods
Program Coordinator: Dr. Gordon Brooks
College of Education
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Department Phone: (740) 593-4423


University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education (Quantitative Methods Program)
M.Phil.Ed. in Quantitative Methods
MS in Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology (SMART Program)
PhD in Quantitative Methods
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-0505

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
PhD, M.A., MEd; Research Methodology (Measurement and Statistics)


Rutgers University
Graduate School of Education/Department of Educational Psychology
PhD, Ed.M. Programs in Educational Statistics, Measurement & Evaluation
(search under Academic Programs on above-linked website)
Measurement Program Coordinator: Douglas Penfield
Phone: (732)932-7496 Ext. 8324
Fax: (732) 932-6829


University of South Florida
Department of Educational Measurement & Research
PhD, MEd; Measurement and Evaluation
Chair: Dr. Lou Carey


University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
PhD: Evaluation, Statistics and Measurement
Program Director: Gary Skolits
Phone: (865) 974-2777

Texas A&M University
Department of Education Psychology
PhD; Educational Psychology with emphasis in Research, Measurement and Statistics
College Station, TX 77843-4225
Phone: (979) 845-1831
Fax: (979) 862-1256

University of Texas at Austin
Department of Educational Psychology
PhD; Quantitative Methods


University of Virginia
Curry School of Education
PhD in Educational Research
P.O. Box 400261
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4261
Phone: (434) 924-3334
Fax: (434) 924-0747

Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
School of Education
PhD Educational Research and Evaluation
316 East Eggleston Hall (0302)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-6960
Fax: (540) 231-7845


Wayne State University
College of Education
Educational Evaluation and Research
Measurement Track (PhD/ EdD)
Phone: (313) 577-1656

University of Washington
College of Education
Educational Psychology
PhD; MEd: Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design
Chairperson: Dr. Robert Abbott
Box 35-3600
Seattle, Washington 98195-3600
Phone: (206) 543-1139

Western Michigan University
Department of Educational Studies
PhD; M.A. Educational Evaluation, Measurement and Research Design
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Educational Psychology Department
PhD, MS; Quantitative Methods

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
School of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
PhD, MS; Research Methodology
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Psychology and of Human Development in Canada

University of British Columbia
Faculty of Arts
Psychology Department
PhD, MA; Quantitative Methods
Jeremy Biesanz
2136 West Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4
Phone: (604) 822-6493

University of Manitoba
Faculty of Arts
Department of Psychology
Methodology Program
PhD, Methodology
H. J. Keselman
190 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-9360

McGill University
Faculty of Social Sciences
Psychology Department
PhD; Quantitative Psychology and Modeling
Yoshio Takane
1205 Dr. Penfield Ave.
Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1
Phone: (514) 398-6125

Simon Fraser University
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Psychology Department
PhD, M.A.; Quantitative Program
Anita Turner, Graduate Advisor
Quantitative Graduate Programme
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC Canada V5A 1S6
Phone: (604) 291-4367

University of Western Ontario
Faculty of Social Sciences
Psychology Department
Personality and Measurement Program
PhD in Psychology
Val Van Domelen, Graduate Secretary
Social Science Centre
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2
Phone: (519) 661-2064

York University
Faculty of Health
Department of Psychology
Methodology (MA, PhD)
c/o: Michael Friendly
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Phone: (416) 736-2100

Educational Psychology and Education in Canada
University of Alberta
Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation
M.Ed. and Ph.D.
Director: Dr. Mark J. Gierl
6 - 110 Education North
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G5
Phone: (780) 492-3762
Fax: (780) 492-0001

University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
Educational and Counseling Psychology Department
PhD, MA; Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology
Bruno D. Zumbo
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z4
Phone: (604) 822-1931

Who compiles this list?

The APA Div. 5 web editor.

How is the list organized?

The list is divided into psychology/human development and education/educational psychology. Within each of these broad categories, listings are alphabetical. Universities with state names are alphabetized by state name. Universities with the same state name are listed alphabetically by city name. Other universities are alphabetized by the university's name. The table of contents includes alphabetical links that take you to the first program listed by that letter.

What criteria are used to determine list inclusion?

Programs located in the United States of America or Canada offering a doctoral degree in psychometrics, quantitative methods, or a related field. Self identification by the programs in question determines what specifically counts as psychometrics, quantitative methods, or a related field.

How do the different types of programs differ?

Every program has its own unique approach. Broadly speaking, psychometrics focuses on measurement of psychological variables. Quantitative psychology focuses on statistical modeling of psychological processes. Evaluation focuses on the research aimed at assessing the success of some activity such as an educational program or service provision. Research design focuses on data collection rather than data analysis. Research methods offers the most general rubric which can encompass all or any of the above. Check individual program web pages for descriptions of each program's emphasis.

Does APA Div. 5 evaluate the programs listed?

No. We provide the list for information purposes only.

Is the list complete and up-to-date?

While every effort is made to maintain a complete and up-to-date list, this is by no means guaranteed. Individual programs are encouraged to keep their listings up-to-date by providing listing information.

How do I submit changes or additions to the list?

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How do I apply to programs on the list?

Check individual program web pages for admissions and application information.

When do I apply?

Most programs admit students once a year with classes beginning in September or there about. Application deadlines typically range from October to February with admissions decisions typically made during the spring. Check individual program web pages for individual application deadlines.

Who may apply?

Most PhD programs require an undergraduate degree or overseas equivalent. PhD programs generally do not require a Master's degree and many students apply directly from their undergraduate program. Most programs do not require that the undergraduate degree specialize in psychology, although many require certain undergraduate courses. Check individual program web pages for detailed requirements of that program.

Why is this list here?

Michael Edwards and Linda Collins independently suggested the list in a session on attracting students to quantitative psychology at the 2005 APA Convention. The initial thinking was that the list would include 12-13 programs but this quickly grew to 12-13 pages. The aim is to provide basic contact information in a centralized place as a helpful resource to students seeking to apply to programs in psychometrics, quantitative psychology, and related areas.

Why does the list not include PsyD programs?

Short answer: There are none. Long answer: PsyD programs generally emphasize the practice of psychology over research skills. Programs in quantitative psychology, psychometrics, research methods, evaluation and related areas generally emphasize research skills.


Tammy Trierweiler assisted in the compilation of the US list. Rachel Fouladi compiled the Canadian list. The following individuals provided suggestions or additional information for the US list.

Bob Abbott
Leona Aiken
Carolyn Anderson
Razia Azen
A. Alexander Beaujean
Andreana Benitez
Shelley A. Blozis
Gwyneth Boodoo
Gordon Brooks
David Budescu
Antonious Cillessen
Linda Collins
Lawrence DeCarlo
Michael Edwards
Carolyn Furlow
Kurt F. Geisinger
Matthew Gushta
Adam R. Hafdahl
Gregory M. Hurtz
Jamison Fargo
Gregory R. Hancock
Lisa Harlow
Todd Little
George Johanson
Ken Kelley
Katherine E. Masyn
Scott E. Maxwell
Jack McArdle
Glen Milewski
Yasuo Miyazaki
Bengt Muthen
Ann O'Connell
Dena Pastor
Terri Pigott
Kristopher Preacher
Steve Reise
Alan Reifman
Katherine Ryan
Alecia Santuzzi
Shlomo S. Sawilowsky
Charles Scherbaum
Everett Smith
Rick Taylor
Paul Thomas
Everett V. Smith, Jr.
Alexander A. Von Eye
David J. Weiss
Ed Wiley
Mark Wilson
Victor Wilson

The folloiwing individuals provided suggestions or additional information for the Canadian list.

Jeremy Biesanz
Gwyneth Boodoo
Yoshio Takane

If you provided information and your name is missing, please let the web editor know.