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Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Quantitative Research Methods (GISQRM)

For graduate students interested in methodology beyond basic regression, the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Quantitative Research Methods can help give you the advanced interdisciplinary skills needed for your career.

This training in advanced research methods puts you on the cutting edge of today's research strategies and gives you the academic strength to understand published works and produce well-designed studies.

You'll be exposed to and learn about research methodologies and paradigms from a number of disciplines. As a part of your training, you'll also complete an independent, advanced quantitative research project suitable for publication.

A major draw to our specialization are the abundant choices. Courses are available from several departments across The Ohio State University. No matter your field, we provide you with the development training you need to take your research skills forward.

The faculty at The Ohio State University have the knowledge and expertise to help you become a successful researcher. Whether you're interested in a career in quantitative methods, devoted to the well-being of others or set on becoming a professor who produces quality research at a prestigious university, you can be confident that the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Quantitative Research Methodology is the right fit for you.

Program Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled at Ohio State in a graduate or professional program
  • Complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (four courses) in advanced quantitative research methods1
    • Choose courses from participating Ohio State departments – qualifying course list
    • Required course: ESQREM 8895, Research Seminar in Quantitative Research Methods (typically offered every other year)
    • At least three elective courses must be from two or more different graduate programs outside your program area2,3
    • At least two elective courses must involve learning and using statistical software (e.g. STATA, SPSS, SAS, HLM, Lisrel, MPlus)
  • An independent research paper emphasizing advanced methodological techniques. The paper must be approved by the student's GISQRM committee and students are expected to initiate and/or complete their paper as part of the Research Seminar.

Notes:
1Eligible coursework already completed or required may be applied.
2Educational Studies students must take three electives outside of the department.
3For students not in Educational Studies, the capstone course ESQREM 8895 counts as a course outside your program area.

How to Apply

Applying for the Quantitative Research Methods specialization is simple.

  1. Review the Process and Links Guide for instructions
  2. Complete your Plan of Study form
  3. Have your advisor or mentor review and sign the form
  4. Submit the completed form to GISQRM Coordinator  Ann O'Connell at oconnell.87@osu.edu
  5. The GISQRM Coordinator will notify you when your Plan of Study has been accepted

GISQRM Coordinator

For graduation procedures, email edstudies@osu.edu for instructions on how to submit a transcript designation form.