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 if you are ready to apply today, see the information below:
There are two levels of application that occur for this program. First, you must be accepted into the Ball State University Graduate School. Once you have cleared their initial review, your materials will be released for the Departmental review.
Apply to the Graduate School
All application materials are now submitted through the Graduate School online application. To start your application, be sure you are ready with the following:
- Send official transcripts from any institution other than Ball State where you have taken college-level course work. The minimum GPA for regular admission is 2.75. You'll be notified in writing when you have been accepted, and the Graduate School will then forward your application and admission letter to the Department of Educational Psychology.
- GRE scores from within the last 5 years. You should send these directly to Ball State University Graduate School using the code (R1051).
- Personal Statement. Include a statement that describes your career goals. Identify educational, research, and professional experiences as well as any additional qualities or interests that would be helpful for our evaluation of you application. Generally a 500 word statement outlining your interest in this program is sufficient.
- The contact information for 2 references. We strongly urge all applicants to follow up with their references to ensure that all information is submitted by the deadline.
Application Deadlines for the MS in Quantitative Psychology:
- Fall semester: July 15
- Spring semester: December 1
- Summer semester: April 1
Ball State’s Department of Educational Psychology 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.