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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.


  • 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 8725, HDFS 8725, or VETPREV8725, Quantitative Methods Capstone Seminar (contact coordinator for schedule)
    • Your plan of study must include graduate coursework (totally at least 9 credits) from two or more different departments outside of your home department
    • At least two elective courses must involve learning and using statistical software (e.g., Stata, SPSS, SAS, HLM, Lisrel, Mplus, R)
  • 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.

1Eligible coursework already completed or required may be applied.

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 a co-director
  5. A GISQRM co-director will notify you when your Plan of Study has been accepted


GISQRM Co-Directors

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