Considerable emphasis is placed on statistics in this program. In order to ensure students have the necessary skills to take these classes, a statistics screening exam is administered prior to the start of the academic year. All incoming students should thoroughly review a basic statistics textbook in preparation for the exam and in preparation for the classes. All students will register for PSY 770A fall semester and, if that course is passed, PSY 770B spring semester. Following the successful completion of the PSY 770A and PSY 770B course sequence, students will take PSY 875. Doing well in all of these classes is very important, as successful completion of these three courses (i.e., complete each course with a grade of B or better) constitutes completion of the statistics comprehensive evaluation. A failing grade (B- or lower) in any of these will require either an organized program of remediation or retaking the course, as determined by the course instructor in consultation with the Co-Directors.
We now offer an Emphasis in Quantitative Methods for those students interested in taking additional statistic/quantitative courses. For more information about this, please visit our Emphasis in Quantitative Methods page.