Graduate Certificate

Typical Length 1 year

Delivery Campus-Based

15

Credits

The 15-credit Measurement and Statistics certificate will focus on psychometrics and advanced statistics that can be used for analyzing research data. It will allow graduate students within the University of Hawai‘i system to obtain and document proficiency in advanced measurement and statistics. Students can tailor the courses that they take to their own interests and professional needs. A capstone course that includes a capstone project will help students apply their skills in an authentic context. Prerequisites for this certificate include statistics proficiency to the level of multiple regression analysis (EDEP 604: Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance or equivalent).

Who should consider this program

Graduate students and professionals working in the community who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in measurement and statistics may wish to to enroll in this program. The certificate will focus on psychometrics and advanced statistics that can be used for analyzing research data.

Common Careers

Relevant positions can be found in city or state departments of education in the planning and supervision of testing and evaluation programs; test publishers; licensure and certification boards; agencies in the construction of tests or the management of large-scale testing programs; and a variety of education, social science, health care, business, and industrial settings.

There is no single job title for educational psychologists in organizations, but some examples include program evaluator, educational consultant, test developer, statistician, psychometrician, and educational specialist.

Admission Requirements
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You must submit a graduate division application.

To submit your application please go to the UHM online application.

Make sure you choose the application type “Graduate Studies”.

For checklist item #7 (Planned Course of Study) select "Measurement & Statistics - Graduate Certificate"

Information for prospective students can be found on the prospective students page of the UHM Graduate Division website.

Completed Baccalaureate Degree View This Task

Must have graduated from an accredited, four-year institution of higher education recognized by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), prior to beginning the Graduate Certificate, Measurement and Statistics (MS) in Education Psychology program.

To check if you graduated from a UHM recognized institution contact the UHM Graduate Division at gradss@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-8544.

Professional Goals View This Task

You are required to write your Professional Goals as part of your application.

You are required to write a response to the following three questions as part of your application to the Graduate Certificate, Measurement and Statistics (MS) in Education Psychology program.





Use the following directions to submit your Professional Goals.

  1. Respond to all questions and prompts in one document.
  2. Save your Professional Goals as either a word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) format.
  3. Name the file with your name and the words Professional Goals
    (e.g. StudentName_ProfessionalGoals.pdf).
  4. Upload your statement to Mākālei
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Please provide two references from professors or instructors.

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Application Deadlines
Starting Semester General Admission International Students Admission
Fall April 1 April 1
Spring November 1 November 1
Summer N/A N/A

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Tuition & Funding

Students enrolled in the EDEP Master’s program will be assessed a tuition of $650 per credit for residents and $1545 per credit for non-residents. Information on tuition and fees can be found under the “Graduate General & Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified” heading on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

There are many resources available to help graduate students pay for college, including College of Education scholarships. There are also several scholarships listed generally through the STAR website (please note that this is only accessible to students with a valid UH ID number – must be admitted as a student prior to looking for scholarships on this site) and the Financial Support section of the Graduate Division website. For more information on financial aid and additional resources, please visit the UH Manoa Financial Aid Office (finaid@hawaii.edu).

Some students work as graduate assistants (GAs) on various projects. A GAship includes a tuition waiver as well as a stipend.

Delivery & Format

EDEP courses are generally offered face to face with one to two classes offered online or using a hybrid model each semester. Classes are usually offered in the late afternoon to accommodate students’ work schedule.

Coursework

The MS Certificate in Educational Psychology is a 15-credit graduate program including a capstone project.

Prerequisite
EDEP 604: Applied Regression and ANOVA (or equivalent such as PSY 610 and PSY 611)

Required
EDEP 685: Certificate Capstone Project in Educational Psychology

Any four of the courses below:

  • EDEP 606 Multivariate Methods (3)
  • EDEP 612 Multilevel Modeling for Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Data (3)
  • EDEP 616 Measurement in Education and Social Sciences (3)
  • EDEP 618 Categorical Data Analysis (3)
  • EDEP 625 Structural Equation Modeling (3
  • EDEP 626 Psychometric Methods (3)
  • EDEP 768D Seminar in Measurement (3)
  • EDEP 768E Seminar in Statistics (3)

See EDEP Handbook for more information regarding the EDEP MS Certificate

Advising & Faculty

Students who choose to pursue the EDEP MS Certificate should have a MSE faculty member as an advisor.

Faculty Coordinator/Contact Info: