Texas Tech University

Psychological Methods and Analysis Graduate Certificate Program

This graduate certificate program will supplement master's and doctoral students' methodological and statistical training — an objective that is increasingly essential for psychologists and those in related disciplines, not only for the purposes of acquiring knowledge that allows them to be informed scientific consumers but also for understanding and interpreting empirical findings. Additional training in psychological methods may also serve to increase the job prospects and marketability of graduates from the program.

The advanced statistical training I have received through the course offerings and professors associated with the Psychological Methods and Analysis graduate certificate has been invaluable to my graduate training at Texas Tech. The training has made me a more productive and autonomous researcher, which I believe will open many doors for me down the road. I would recommend this certificate program to anyone interested in becoming a better scientist.

—Angela K. Stevens, fifth-year clinical psychology student

Graduate advisor(s) for graduate certificate program (admissions and advising):
Dr. Tyler Davis; Dr. Zachary Hohman; Dr. Martina Klein; Dr. Andrew Littlefield (Program Coordinator); Dr. Gregory Mumma; Dr. Mike Parent; Dr. Amelia Talley; Dr. Jason Van Allen

Required courses and electives: 19-20 hours total (Five courses total)

Required? Course Number Course Title Freq. of Course Offering Prerequisites Freq. of Prerequisite Offering Taught by Distance?
TWO Required Courses (8 credit-hours total, including Credit-based Labs)
Y PSY 5480 Experimental Design 1 per year n/a   N
Y PSY 5447 Advanced Correlational Methods and Factor Analysis 1 per year n/a   N
Prerequisites: PSY 5480 and PSY 5447 (or equivalents).
Choose ONE 3-credit [PSY 5367] or 4-credit [PSY 5448, 5460] course from the first Block A.
Choose TWO additional 3-credit [PSY 5367] or 4-credit [PSY 5448, 5460, 5465, 5485, 5490,5495, 5496] courses from Block A or B.
Block A      
N PSY 5448 Advanced Multivariate Analysis for Psychologists 1 every 2 years PSY 5447 & 5480 1 per year N
N PSY 5460 Structural Equation Modeling for Psychologists 1 every 2 years PSY 5447 & 5480 1 per year N
N PSY 5367 Analysis of Repeated Measures and Intensive Longitudinal 1 every 3 years PSY 5447 & 5480 1 per year N
Block B      
N PSY 5465 Categorical Data Analysis 1 every 3 years PSY 5447 & 5480 1 per year N
N PSY 5485 Psychometric and Item Response Theory 1 every 3 years PSY 5447 & 5480 1 per year N
N PSY 5490 Computer Modeling: Applied Analysis and Simulation 1 every 3 years PSY 5447 & 5480 1 per year N
N PSY 5495 Hierarchical Linear Modeling 1 every 3 years PSY 5447 & 5480 1 per year N
N PSY 5496 Qualitative Research Methods & Analysis 1 every 3 years PSY 5447 & 5480 1 per year N
Program Coordinator: Andrew Littlefield, Ph.D. andrew.littlefield@ttu.edu

Program Forms

Please submit completed Enrollment and Intended Course Plan forms to the Graduate Program Certificate Coordinator — Dr. Andrew Littlefield, who will verify the form and submit it to the Graduate School.

  • Instructions
  • Enrollment Form:
    • Submit to enroll in the certificate program – after required prerequisite courses are completed and approved.
  • Intended Course Plan Form:
    • Submit during the first semester you enroll in the certificate program.
  • Intent to Graduate Form:
    • Submit a separate form for the Psychological Methods and Analysis certificate program during the same semester you intend to graduate with your master's or doctoral degree.

Psychological Sciences

  • Address

    Texas Tech University, Department of Psychological Sciences, Box 42051 Lubbock, TX 79409-2051