Automatically Approved Courses

The following courses will be automatically approved for the Certificate:

  • PSY 707: Research Methods
  • PSY 710: Multivariate
  • PSY 711: Advanced Seminar in Psychological Statistics
  • PSY 712: Psychometrics
  • PSY 713: Developmental Research
  • PSY 717: Cognitive Methods

Unapproved Courses

The following courses will not be approved for the Certificate:

  • PSY 708: Statistics for Psychologists I
  • PSY 709: Statistics for Psychologists II

Courses That Require Approval

Psy 766 Independent Study and Psy 768 Independent Research can count towards the certificate in Quantitative Psychology with the approval of the coordinator of the Quantitative/Experimental Emphasis. These courses may be appropriate in four circumstances:

  • The student will gain expertise in an advanced technique that is not taught at UNLV.
  • The student will write a paper concerning recent advancements (e.g., up-to-date research) in a particular statistical area (e.g., range tests, SEM).
  • The student will conduct a quantitative research project (e.g., write a program, conduct a Monte Carlo study, or complete an original derivation), separate from his or her master’s thesis or dissertation.
  • The student will author or co-author an empirical paper that requires an advanced analysis, and will have primary responsibility for the analysis and presentation of results. This paper must be independent of the student’s master’s thesis or dissertation.

A brief written proposal (1-2 pages) must be approved by the student’s advisor and the coordinator of the Quantitative/Experimental Emphasis before the student registers for the course. To count the course towards the certificate, the student should submit the completed product to the coordinator of the Quantitative/Experimental Emphasis, along with a description of the contribution the student made to the project.

Students who are completing the Certificate in Quantitative Psychology can take courses outside of the psychology department. To obtain approval to take a course, a student should consult their primary mentor. If the course is offered in another department, students may also need permission from the instructor. To ask for obtain approval to count a course towards the Quantitative Psychology certificate, the student should submit the syllabus to the Program Coordinator.

The following are some of the courses that students may be interested in. This list is not intended to be exhaustive: Students are encouraged to explore the Graduate Course Catalog for additional offerings. Conversely, inclusion on this list does not guarantee that a course will be approved for credit towards the Certificate.

Quantitative Methods

  • CS 718: Theory of Computation
  • CS 740: Statistical Pattern Recognition
  • CS 617: Introduction to Computer Simulation
  • CS 717: Advanced Computer Simulation
  • EAB 733: Survey Sampling for the Health Sciences
  • EAB 743: Experimental Design for the Health Sciences
  • EAB 753: Nonparametric Methods for the Health Sciences
  • EAB 763: Linear Statistical Models
  • EAB 773: Survival Analysis for Public Health
  • EAB 783: Multivariate Methods for Public Health
  • EPY 722: Inferential Statistics and Experimental Design
  • EPY 723: Theory and Practice of Human Measurement I
  • EPY 724: Theory and Practice of Human Measurement II
  • EPY 725: Item Response Theory and Applications
  • EPY 732: Multiple Regression and Path Analysis
  • EPY 733: Multivariate Statistics
  • EPY 734: Latent Variable Models: Factor Analysis and SEM
  • EPY 745: Categorical/Nonparametric Data Analysis
  • EPY 746: Multilevel Statistical Methods: Theory and Application
  • EPY 747: Large Scale Secondary Data Analysis
  • HOA 570: Quantitative Methods and Applications in Casino Gaming
  • HOA 796: Advanced Research Methodology
  • MAT 661: Probability Theory
  • MAT 663: Advanced Matrix Theory and Applications
  • PSC 702: Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • SOC 704: Advanced Analytical Techniques
  • STA 693: Applied Regression Analysis
  • STA 695: Nonparametric Methods
  • STA 713: Experimental Design
  • STA 715: Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • STA 753: Bayesian Data Analysis
  • STA 755: Stochastic Modeling I
  • STA 756: Stochastic Modeling II
  • STA 761: Regression Analysis I
  • STA 762: Regression Analysis II
  • STA 765: Statistical Decision Theory
  • STA 767: Mathematical Statistics I
  • STA 768: Mathematical Statistics II
  • STA 793: Techniques of Statistical Consulting

Qualitative Methods

  • EPY 718: Qualitative Research Methodology
  • EPY 719: Advanced Qualitative Methodology
  • EPY 738: Interpretive Analysis of Text and Discourse
  • NURS 781: Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing
  • SOC 705: Qualitative Research

Program Evaluation

  • EDH 630: Program Evaluation, Planning & Assessment
  • EPY 716: Evaluation Research Methods
  • EPY 726: Advanced Evaluation Research Methods
  • HED 730: Program Evaluation in Health Promotion