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 (typically offered every other year)
- Your plan of study must include courses from two or more different graduate programs outside 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.
- Ann A. O'Connell, EdD, Coordinator GISQRM and Professor, Educational Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Xin Feng, PhD, Associate Professor, Human Sciences, email@example.com
- Rebecca Garabed, PhD, Associate Professor, Veterinary Medicine, firstname.lastname@example.org
For graduation procedures, email email@example.com for instructions on how to submit a transcript designation form.