If you like numbers, statistics, social science, and the potential of a rewarding career with many promising opportunities, then Ball State’s master of science degree in quantitative psychology might be just for you.
In a world where assessment, measurement, and the ability to accurately analyze all this big data is critical, quantitative methods are at the heart of all aspects of psychology, education, business, and the social sciences. In this program, you will study methods and techniques for the measurement of human attributes, the statistical and mathematical modeling of psychological processes, the design of research studies, and the analysis of psychological data.
This program will provide you with basic and advanced statistical knowledge and skills, plus the proficiency to analyze and apply data in a variety of social science-related data situations that are necessary for many public and private sector jobs in education and industry, as well as for pursuing a doctoral degree.
Why Ball State?
We can show you many reasons why a master’s in quantitative psychology from Ball State will set you apart.
Jobs Are in Demand
Earning a master’s degree that focuses on research, statistics, and measurement like our MS in quantitative psychology, means you can gain skills that are in demand by the following organizations:
- Testing and assessment companies
- Organizations conducting program or grant evaluations
- Industries or corporations conducting behavioral and educational research
- Research organizations such as think tanks, grant agencies, and foundations
- College or university institutional research offices
- Federal and state departments of education
- School corporations seeking assessment experts
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, quantitative psychology-related occupations are projected to grow an average of 32 percent through 2022, well above the average (13 percent) for other occupations. Beginning-level salaries start at $50,000 and quickly go up from there.
Study Online or on Our Main Campus
You may take the courses for the master’s in quantitative psychology all online, on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana, or a blend of both.
No matter which you choose, you will be learning from the same nationally recognized faculty. Our program is home to leading experts in key fields such as data mining in the social sciences, psychological measurement, classification and prediction, and multivariate analysis.
Ball State has experience in best practices in online education to ensure top-quality courses wherever you’re based. And, online courses are taught by the same experienced faculty who teach on our main campus.
Take the Next Step
To learn more about the MS in quantitative psychology, request more information or apply today.
Ball State’s Department of Educational Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. In addition, the department is part of Ball State’s Teachers College, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Ball State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is ranked a “research university, high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.