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
A. Departmental Course Requirements
I. Ethical Bases3
Research Ethics and Social Justice
For II to V, Choose three out of four categories9
II. Historical Bases
History and Systems
Fixing Psychology's Replication Crisis
III. Biological Bases
Introduction to Neuroscience
IV. Social and Individual Bases
Issues in Social Psychology
Personality Theories and Research
V. Cognitive-Affective Bases
Cognitive Development
Cognition and Affect
VI. Methodological Bases15
Introduction to Psychology Statistics w/ Lab
Psychology Research Methodology
Regression with Lab
Introduction to Multivariate Analysis
Experimental Design
B. Psychometrics & Quantitative Psychology Program Requirements
I. 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
If the student takes all eight courses, the extra course wil be counted towards Supplemental Courses
II. Supplemental Courses
Seven of the following:21
Psychometric Theory
Cognitive Assessment with Lab
Personality Assessment with Lab
Missing Data Analysis
Factor Analysis
Cluster Analysis
Categorical Data Analysis
Equating Test Scores
C. Departmental-Wide Requirements
I. Seminars3
For 1st - 5th semesters:
Psychometric Topics Seminar I
6th semester:
Psychometric Topics Seminar II
II. Colloquium
For 6 Semesters:
Research Colloquium
III. Research Practicum MA Thesis3
Pre-Doctoral Thesis
Independent Research
IV. PhD Comprehensive Exam
Psychology Doctoral Comprehensive Examination 1
V. Proposal Acceptance3
Proposal Acceptance
VI. Dissertation Mentoring3
Dissertation Mentoring-Psychology
Total Credits81

More information about the Comprehensive Examination can be found on the information page on the Fordham website.