Overview: Admission to Assessment and Measurement
There are two options for direct admission to the Ph.D. program.
Students with a Master’s degree in psychology, statistics, or a related field may apply directly to the Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program.
The Combined M.A./Ph.D. program in Assessment and Measurement allows students with Bachelor’s degrees and a strong record of performance in statistics, research methods, or related coursework to apply for admission to our M.A. and Ph.D. programs at the same time. Students admitted under this option will first complete the requirements for the Quantitative Psychology concentration of the Psychological Sciences M.A. degree. After satisfactory completion* of the M.A. degree requirements, students receive the M.A. degree and progress directly into the Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program. Under this option, students are automatically enrolled into the Ph.D. program after completing the M.A. degree. The M.A./Ph.D. program is thus a good option for students with a bachelor’s degree whose ultimate goal is to pursue the Ph.D. degree in Assessment and Measurement.
Please contact the program director, Dr. Deborah Bandalos (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are not sure which option is appropriate for you.
Students in the combined M.A./Ph.D. program must make satisfactory progress in the M.A. program, including (grades of A- or better in PSYC 604, 605, 606, and 608 and complete their thesis) to matriculate into the Ph.D. program.