Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS)
Graduate Degree Program
Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees for students with strong interests in research methods and their applications. Students pursuing Doctoral degrees in other programs may enroll in a dual degree program leading to the Master's degree in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation, or there is also a 21-credit certificate program for doctoral students. For select undergraduates, there is a five-year Bachelor's/Master's program in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation. Please note that for those PhD applicants who are hoping to receive a funding offer, you should adhere to the preferred deadlines on the program website and not the deadlines listed below.
Graduate teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships are available. The Department can usually aid students in locating part-time employment opportunities, both on and off campus, as well as providing funding from its own contracts and grants.
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
3304 Benjamin Building
3942 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
In addition to Graduate School requirements, admission decisions are based on the quality of previous undergraduate and graduate work, strength of letters of recommendation from persons competent to judge the applicant's likelihood of success in graduate school, scores on the Graduate Record Examination, and the applicant's statement of academic and career objectives in relation to the program of study to be pursued. Students who seek admission should display strong evidence of aptitude and interest in quantitative methods. Programs of study may be designed to meet the individual needs of both full-time and part-time students since many courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening.
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website.
|Type of Applicant||Fall Deadline||Spring Deadline|
|US Citizens and Permanent Residents||Preferred 27 Nov / Final 5 Mar||1 Sept|
|F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants||5 Feb||1 Sept|
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.education.umd.edu/Academics/Departments/HDQM/academic/degreePrograms/mseval.html
The Department maintains computer equipment and high performance server with up-to-date statistical software packages. The faculty are actively engaged in a large variety of basic and applied research projects and students are encouraged to become involved in these activities. The Washington and Baltimore areas have numerous organizations that provide opportunities to become involved in projects that have national importance.
|Last Name||First/Middle Name||Graduate Faculty Status||Academic Credentials||Positions|
|Hancock||Gregory R.||Full Member||B.S., University of Washington, 1986; B.S., 1986; Secondary Teaching Certificate, 1987; M.Ed., 1989; Ph.D., 1991.||Professor, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |
|Harring||Jeffrey R.||Full Member||B.A., Macalester College, 1986; M.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2004; Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2005.||Professor, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |
|Jiao||Hong||Full Member||B.S., Shanghai Jiaotong University, 1989; M.A., Shanghai Jiaotong University, 1992; Ph.D., Florida State University, 2003.||Professor, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |
|Lissitz||Robert W.||Full Member||B.A., Northwestern University,1963; Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1969.||Professor Emeritus, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |
Affiliate Professor, Second Language Acquisition
|Liu||Yang||Full Member||B.S. Psychology, Peking University; M.A. Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.S. Statistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D. Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Assistant Professor, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |
|Mislevy||Robert J.||Full Member||B.S., M.S., Northern Illinois University, 1972, 1974; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1981;||Professor Emeritus, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |
|Stapleton||Laura||Full Member||B.A., University of Michigan, 1988; M.Ed., George Mason University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Maryland - College Park, 2001.||Professor, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |
|Steiner||Peter||Full Member||M.Sc. Economics, University of Vienna; M.Sc. Statistics, University of Vienna; Ph.D. Statistics, University of Vienna||Associate Professor, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |
|Sweet||Tracy Morrison||Full Member||B.S. Biology, Bucknell University, May 2000; M.A. Mathematics, Morgan State University, December 2007; M.S. Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, May 2008; Ph.D. Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, July 2012.||Associate Professor, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |
|Yang||Ji Seung||Full Member||B.A., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2005; M.A., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2007; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles,Department of Education, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, 2012.||Associate Professor, Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation |