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Get certified in educational and psychological measurement

This graduate certificate is designed for students who already hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and seek to develop skills necessary for conducting research studies involving some type of knowledge test, personality assessment or other psychological survey.


This program provides you an understanding of key statistical techniques and tools for analyzing data gathered from tests and surveys. You will learn to critically evaluate instruments and properly use them to measure or score respondents.


Successful completion of the certificate program requires 12 credit hours (four courses) of graduate-level coursework in the research, evaluation, measurement and statistics (REMS) program. Credit hours are transferable to additional graduate degree programs.


Educational Psychology, MS - Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics

Educational Psychology, PhD - Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics



Courses are delivered on the OSU Stillwater campus with many courses available online.


Required (three credit hours):

  • REMS 5953: Statistical Methods in Education

Electives (nine credit hours - select three of the following):

  • REMS 5373: Educational Measurements
  • REMS 6023: Psychometric Theory
  • REMS 6033: Factor Analysis in Behavioral Research
  • REMS 6673: Item Response Theory

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Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of admission status within four to six weeks of submission.


To apply for the program, submit the following:

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum 3.0 GPA required; admission with qualifications may be considered)

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