East Carolina University
Department of Psychology
Certificate in Statistics, Through
ECU's Department in Psychology
From the 2016-2017 Catalog
QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR THE SOCIAL AND
The 15 s.h.
quantitative methods for the social and behavioral sciences
certificate is designed to provide students with a coherent and
integrated understanding of the statistical methods utilized in the
social and behavioral sciences. The certificate is open to students
enrolled in graduate degree programs and well-qualified non-degree
graduate students. Students pursuing a graduate degree in psychology
may count courses towards both the degree and the certificate. Other
degree programs may vary with regard to these restrictions. The
required courses are scheduled to allow completion of the
certificate program in 24 months.
Students requesting to add a certificate while
currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at ECU should follow
the Graduate Schoolís admission policies and seek approval from the
certificate coordinator. Well-qualified non-degree graduate students
interested in obtaining a certificate, but not currently enrolled in
a graduate program, may seek consent to enroll from the certificate
coordinator. For access to the form to request to add a certificate,
www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/academicpolicies.cfm . For more
information about the Graduate Schoolís application process, view
The student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average
in the required courses in order to receive the certificate.
Required courses - 15 s.h.
programs within the university offer similar courses,
students will be allowed to substitute up to two of the
required courses with other statistics courses offered by
the university following approval by the certificate
coordinator. The courses are scheduled to allow completion
of the certificate program in 24 months.
Wuensch: Query: When we have students entering with masters and a
transferred course equivalent to PSYC 6430, will they still be able to get the
certificate if they skip over PSYC 6430?
Mark: As long as the university puts on their transcript something that
we can consider in place of PSYC 6430 then the student can still get the
certificate. What we cannot do is allow something to count towards a
degree/minor/certificate if it does not exist (i.e., not on the transcript).
Schoemann: Iíll add that if for some reason thereís not something on
the transcript, they can take another class to substitute for 6430. For
example, I have several medical family therapy students taking 6519 with me in
the Fall (the topic is advanced Multilevel modeling and Dyadic data analysis).
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