Quantitative Psychology (MA)

What is A Quantitative Psychology (MA) Degree?

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processing–the mind.  It’s a field that people really enjoy studying because what’s not to like about basically learning about you?!  The field has a very broad application, even though many people think it’s mainly about counseling people and helping them with their problems.  Psychology is a science—a young one compared to physics and chemistry—because it uses established research methods in its quest to understand why people behave and think the way they do.

The MA degree in Quantitative Psychology will prepare students to use quantitative methods to solve problems in theoretical and applied psychology.  To apply for the program, you’ll need to have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school with a good grade point average, and you may need to show evidence of prerequisite coursework in general psychology, research methods, and statistics.  Courses for the MA will include subjects like advanced statistics, advanced research design, test theory, regression analysis, regression analysis, etc.  Most programs will require a thesis to be written in which you demonstrate your quantitative abilities.

The videos below discuss “typical” programs, so they should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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