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Get certified in statistical methods and analyses in education and behavioral sciences

This graduate certificate is designed for students with a minimum of a bachelor's degree who seek to strengthen skills in data analysis, quantitative reasoning, use of data and knowledge of statistical methods for research. 


This program gives you a critical understanding of key statistical methods and analyses often used in theses, dissertations or other research projects. The coursework is designed to prepare students to critically evaluate statistical methods used and conduct the appropriate analyses given their data, hypothesis and research questions.


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 (nine credit hours):

  • REMS 6003: Analyses of Variance
  • REMS 6013: Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
  • REMS 6663: Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Sciences

Elective (three credit hours - select one of the following):

  • REMS 6683: Multilevel Modeling Methods in Education
  • REMS 6693: Structural Equation Modeling for Behavioral and Educational Research

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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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