The certificate in Quantitative Psychology provides graduate students with advanced training in statistical, psychometric, methodological, and computational procedures.  The certificate equips students to improve the quality of their substantive research and helps students obtain favorable positions in academia, industry, and the private sector upon graduation.

All admitted UNLV graduate students are eligible to pursue the Quantitative Psychology certificate.  Students who participate in this certificate are typically drawn from doctoral students who are enrolled in the Psychology Department.  However, the Quantitative Psychology certificate is not restricted to psychology doctoral students.  Students who are pursuing a Psychology doctoral degree with an emphasis on Quantitative/Experimental are not eligible for the certificate.


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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Design and implement research studies to examine psychological phenomena and answer psychological research questions.
  2. Provide effective written descriptions of research designs.
  3. Use statistics, psychometrics, or computational modeling to examine psychological phenomena, create psychological models, and answer psychological research questions. 
  4. Interpret, present, and explain the results of analyses of psychological data.


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Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Psychology


Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers students a broad foundation in fundamental psychological concepts. We also provide opportunities for students to take specialty courses and be involved in research and various applied settings. Our curriculum meets the needs of students intending to pursue advanced training in psychology, education, medicine, or other related fields.


College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts offers students a well-rounded education in the humanities and social sciences. Students develop strong analytical and communication skills for a lifetime of learning and discovery that can be applied to a wide variety of careers.