Quantitative, Qualitative & Psychometric Methods

Formed in 1987, QQPM offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with foci in educational measurement, applied statistics, and research methods. We have a deep commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, and an excellent record of mentoring students through their programs with opportunities to work intensely with program faculty, to benefit from research and applied consultative experiences, and to participate in rich practicum experiences. QQPM is a multidisciplinary specialization that provides students with a wide range of skills related to research methodology, educational and psychological measurement, and applied statistics. The Faculty specialize in applied psychometrics, latent variable modeling, equating, multilevel modeling, and mixed methodology. We emphasize quantitative and mixed-method research approaches and its integration with the cognitive and developmental principles of educational psychology. The curriculum in QQPM is flexible enough to allow students to specialize their expertise while receiving a well balanced education.

Careers in QQPM
Graduates of QQPM work in a variety of professional settings, including school districts, private assessment and consulting firms such as Educational Testing Service and the Gallup Organization, and universities throughout the United States. QQPM graduates are aggressively recruited and we proudly boast a 100% employment record.

Degrees Offered

Course Schedule Recommended Qualitative Course Sequence Masters Comprehensive Exam


Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods applications are considered twice a year:

  • January 15th (for starting the following Fall)
  • October 1st (for starting the following Spring) MA applicants only.
QQPM Director

Dr. Jim Bovaird
Educational Psychology
(402) 472-6945


Wayne Babchuk Professor of Practice, Quantitative, Qualitative, & Psychometric Methods

James Bovaird Associate Professor, Program Director, Quantitative, Qualitative, & Psychometric Methods

Ralph De Ayala

R.J. De Ayala Professor, Quantitative, Qualitative, & Psychometric Methods, Program Director, Institutional Research

Matthew Fritz Associate Professor of Practice, Quantitative, Qualitative, & Psychometric Methods

Kurt Geisinger Director of Buros Center for Testing and W.C. Meierhenry Distinguished Professor, Quantitative, Qualitative, & Psychometric Methods

Jordan Wheeler Assistant Professor, Quantitative, Qualitative, & Psychometric Methods

Associated Faculty