Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology (Ph.D.)

Fordham’s doctoral program in psychometrics and quantitative psychology (PQP) offers the opportunity to acquire a variety of advanced and sophisticated measurement, evaluation, and statistical skills, preparing our graduates for careers in industry, research, or teaching. The program requires 81 credits beyond a bachelor’s degree (51 credits for students who hold an M.S. or M.A. degree in a relevant field), a comprehensive exam, and a Ph.D. Dissertation.

Course Title Credits
PSYC 6005ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGY3 to 4
or CEED 6100 THEORIES&APP IN CONTEMP ETHICS
PSYC 6066HISTORY AND SYSTEMS3
Content bases
PSYC 6005ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGY3 to 4
or CEED 6100 THEORIES&APP IN CONTEMP ETHICS
PSYC 6066HISTORY AND SYSTEMS3
PSYC 6654INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE3
PSYC 5710ISSUES IN SOCIAL PSY3 to 4
or PSYC 6510 SOCIAL INFLUENCES ON BEH
PSYC 6330COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT3
or PSYC 6370 COGNITION AND AFFECT
PSYC 6225PERSONALITY THEO & RESEARCH3
or PSYC 6340 PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
Methodological Bases15
PSYC 6802INTRO TO PSY STATISTICS W/ LAB3
PSYC 6830PSY RESEARCH METHODOLOGY3
PSYC 7804REGRESSION WITH LAB3
PSYC 7816INTRODUCTION TO MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS3
PSYC 7965EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN3
Statistics & Research Core Courses
Seven of the following:21
MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING
Advanced Multivariate Analysis for Psychology
MODELS OF DECISION AND CHOICE
STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING
HIERARCHICAL LINEAR MODELS
ITEM RESPONSE THEORY
BAYESIAN STATISTICS
CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS
Five Supplemental courses from the following:15
PSYCOMETRICS-THEORY
COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT WITH LAB
PERSONALITY ASSESS WITH LAB
FACTOR ANALYSIS
CLUSTER ANALYSIS
NONPARAMETRIC STATS
META-ANALYSIS
CATEGORICAL DATA ANLSYS
EQUATING TEST SCORES
Introduction to Diagnostic Models
Thesis & Seminars
Six classes in the following:
PSYCHOMETRIC TOPICS SEMINAR I
PSYCHOMETRIC TOPICS SEMINAR II
All of the following:
RESEARCH COLLOQUIM
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
PRE-DOCTORAL THESIS
PROPOSAL ACCEPTANCE
Dissertation Mentoring-Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION 1
Total Credits90-93

Supplemental courses

Course Title Credits