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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Psychology – Quantitative Methodology

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Psychology – Quantitative Methodology

Shiyu Wang

My primary research interests lie broadly in statistical methodologies with applications to educational and psychological measurement.

Shiyu Wang

Associate Professor

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This program is accepting students to begin in the Fall of 2024. Join the inaugural class!

Offered online through the Mary Frances Early College of Education, the University of Georgia’s online M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methodology program (1) increases the effectiveness of applied research and assessment in the social sciences by advancing students’ knowledge, technical skill, and technical communication in all aspects of quantitative methods; and (2) supports students to become high-quality practitioners in the areas of psychometrics, statistics, measurement, and assessment. Graduates of this program take on careers within the assessment industry, government research centers, or educational agencies.

University of Georgia online Master’s in Education programs are ranked #7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2023. Those same programs were ranked No. 1 as the best online master in education programs for veterans.


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Credit and Transfer

Total Hours Required to Earn Degree:  34 (credit hours)

Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: 6

Only transfer credits from an accredited institution will be considered. At the time of application, state the courses you would like the faculty to consider for credit. If the coursework is aligned with the curricular aims of the program, and satisfies course requirements, they will be accepted.

Prospective candidates must:

  • Hold a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have cumulative grade point average for all previous undergraduate courses as being 2.6 or above on a 4-point scale 

Application Checklist

  1. Application – Submit the Graduate School Admissions online.  Application fee: $75 Domestic/$ 100 International (waived for US veterans).
  2. Select Campus – Online 
  3. Select Intended Program – MED, Educational Psychology (Educational Psychology)[MED_EPSY_ONL] 
  4. Select Area of Emphasis – Quantitative Methodology. This is critically important to expedite the review of your application
  5. Entrance Exam Scores – If desired, have official entrance exam scores sent to the UGA Graduate School by the testing service. Specify UGA as the recipient of the scores, institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813 
  6. GRE or MAT – accepted but not required.
  7. Résumé or curriculum vita – Upload to the Graduate School application.
  8. Statement of Purpose – Submit a minimum one-page statement of purpose online to the Graduate School. The statement of purpose should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals that align with the degree program objectives.
  9. Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate School application. Send official transcripts after you are admitted.
  10. Letters of Recommendation – Submit three letters of recommendation online to the graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program and in the field. Letters of recommendation may come from prior academic faculty, field supervisors or field colleagues. The application will prompt your recommenders to submit their letters electronically.

Application Deadlines

This program is accepting students to begin in the Fall of 2024. Join the inaugural class!

Domestic Applicants 

  • Fall: March 15 (applications received by this deadline will receive priority consideration)
  • Fall: July 1 (final deadline)

International Applicants

  • Fall: March 15

International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.


Tuition rates and student fees can change each year. 

Based on credit hour cost, a person completing this program following the recommended course sequence for the cohort would pay $ 21,386 in tuition.  

Please use the Estimated Cost Calculator on the Bursar’s Office website to calculate one academic (Fall/Spring) year’s current tuition. 

This program is an E-Rate program, so choose “yes” for the E-Rate line item within the calculator.

Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, and Technology. The total for those fees in the fall semester of 2022 was $147 for students enrolled in exclusively online courses. 

The complete cost of attendance can be found at

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones, and microphone are required.
  • High-speed internet access.


Program Structure

Students are entered into a cohort of students with a minimum of 34 credit hours required for degree completion. The number of credit hours is listed after each course.

In the first year, faculty recommend that students proceed through the program as a cohort.

In the second year, students complete four additional required courses considered foundational to the degree (ERSH 7600E, ERSH 8610E, three credit hours of programming or data management, and their applied project/capstone experience). Students will select their final course to fulfill their secondary focus area. This secondary focus is six credit hours and can be split among the options below. Alternatively, the student can propose another secondary area that meets their future goals and for which online courses are available and regularly offered (NOTE: the Secondary Focus Area must be approved by a QM advisor).

Fall TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 1ERSH 6200E, Methods of Research in Education (3 hours)EPSY 6800E, Foundations of Cognition for Education (3 hours)ERSH 6600E, Applied Educational Assessment (3 hours)
ERSH 6300E, Applied Statistical Methods in Education (3 hours)ERSH 8320E, Applied Correlation and Regression Methods in Education (3 hours)First Secondary Focus Area Elective (3 hours)
GRSC 7001E, GradFIRST: First-year Research and Scholarship Training Seminar (1 hour)  
Fall TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 2ERSH 7600E, Construction of Educational Measuring Instruments (3 hours)ERSH 8610E, Theories of Educational Measurement (3 hours)EPSY 7650E, Applied Project in Educational Psychology (3 hours)
Data Management in R or Excel (3 hours)Final Secondary Focus Area Elective course (3 hours)ERSH Applied Psychometrics with Capstone Project (3 hours)
ORERSH 9200E Programming Computational Statistics in Education (3 hours)ERSH 9700E Internship in Educational Research (3 hours)

Secondary Focus Area Options: Six hours of elective coursework

Applied Cognition and Development (Choose 6 hours)

  • EPSY 6010E, Foundations of Human Development for Education (3 hours)
  • EPSY 6060E, Foundations of Motivation for Education (3 hours)
  • EPSY 7160E, Nurturing Independent Learners (3 hours)


Educational Measurement, Psychometrics, Statistical, and Research Methods (Choose 6 hours)

  • ERSH 8310E, Survey of Latent Variable Models (3 hours)
  • ERSH 7500E, Action Research (3 hours)*

*Recommended for students who are completing an applied project in a school or organization.

Learning with Technology (Choose 6 hours):

  • EDIT 6150E, Introduction to Digital Learning (3 hours)
  • EDIT 6170E, Introduction to Instructional Design (3 hours)
  • EDIT 6400E, Emerging Approaches in Teaching, Learning, and Technology (3 hours)
  • EDIT 6600E, Diversity, Technology, and Learning (3 hours)


Qualitative Approaches to Education (Choose 6 hours):

  • QUAL 8400E, Qualitative Research Traditions (3 hours)
  • QUAL 8410E, Designing Qualitative Research (3 hours)
  • QUAL 8420E, Analyzing Qualitative Data (3 hours)


Development of High Intellectual Capability (Choose 6 hours):

  • EPSY 7060E, Assessment of Gifted Children and Youth (3 hours)
  • EPSY 7240E, Creativity: Instructional Procedures and Problem-Solving Processes (3 hours)
  • EPSY 7260E, Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Students (3 hours)
  • EPSY 8230E, Divergent and Creative Thinking (3 hours)
  • EPSY 8270E, Family Community Engagement in Youth Talent Development (3 hours)

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal.


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