Statistics B.S./Educational Psychology M.A. (Area of Emphasis in Quantitative Methodology)

For students who specify a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics, the addition of a Master of Arts degree with Quantitative Methodology may provide additional employment opportunities in the areas of assessment, educational assessment training, and development industry.

Although the Master of Arts program has enrolled some students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Statistics in the past, the applied nature of this M.A. program would allow for increased employment opportunities for students.

Admission to Program

Students may apply to the Double Dawgs pathway once they have completed STAT 4210 and 30 hours of undergraduate coursework. This will likely be in their sophomore year.

Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible to apply for the pathway:
- Completed 30 hours of coursework towards undergraduate degree (including AP/IB credits)
- Completed the following courses* with a grade of B or higher:
STAT 2000 (or STAT 2100H), MATH 2250, MATH 2260, and STAT 4210
*If course requirement was satisfied by AP or IB testing, criteria is not applicable

Admission to the pathway does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

The following graduate-level courses can be used to satisfy both graduate and undergraduate program requirements:

Students may pick two of the following to satisfy required courses in their major:
STAT 6360 will satisfy STAT 4360 requirement
STAT 6510 will satisfy STAT 4510 requirement
STAT 6520 will satisfy STAT 4520 requirement

Students may pick one of the following to satisfy their required major elective:
STAT 6240 for the STAT 4240 requirement
STAT 6290 for the STAT 4290 requirement

Students may pick one of the following to satisfy a general undergraduate elective:
ERSH 7600
ERSH 8610

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Along with the 30 credit hours required for the M.A. degree, students will also complete a master's thesis.

Admission to Graduate Program

- Admission to the graduate program is competitive
- Application for the graduate program is required by December 1st of the last year of the undergraduate program
- Student has made a B or better in all Statistics (STAT) and Educational Research (ERSH) courses
- Meets one of the three criteria below:
- A GRE Quantitative score at or above the 75th percentile
- An ACT Math Score at or above the 80th percentile
- An SAT Math Score at or above the 80th percentile

Program Advisor

  • Name: Anne Vencill
  • Email: amvencill@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1412
  • Address: 0301 Brooks Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Statistics B.S.
  • Department/College: Statistics

Advising Contact

  • Name: Abhyuday Mandal
  • Email: amandal@stat.uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-3312
  • Address: 220 Statistics Building

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Educational Psychology M.A.
  • Department/College: Educational Psychology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Lauren Flowers
  • Email: flowersl@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1844
  • Address: 124L Aderhold