Measurement and Statistics - Graduate Certificate


Florida State’s Measurement & Statistics graduate certificate program prepares students to be equipped with essential quantitative skills, which are becoming more and more in demand in a variety of fields. Quantitative analysis is considered very important, particularly with large or big data, and the Measurement & Statistics certificate program provides students with data analysis skills using applied statistical methods and educational/psychological measurements.

The program is designed for graduate students (outside of FSU’s Measurement & Statistics graduate degree program) and non-degree seeking students with bachelor’s degrees. Enrolled students can take their certificate courses at their own pace.

Students in the Measurement & Statistics certificate program learn popular applied statistical inferential techniques, such as analysis of variance and multilevel modeling in the context of applied social science research. In addition, they will learn classical test theory and modern measurement techniques, along with essential latent variable methods – all of which are necessary for test development and its validation.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate certificate program is required. Students are not enrolled in a certificate program by virtue of being enrolled in related courses. Students must apply to and be admitted to the certificate program in order to be considered enrolled.

IMPORTANT: In order to be eligible for admission to a graduate certificate program, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution.

Admission to College of Education (COE) graduate certificate programs requires submission of the Certificate Admissions Form to the appropriate department Certificate Program Coordinator (see respective certificate website for contact information) and to the COE Office of Academic Services and Intern Support prior to the completion of two courses in the certificate program. All coursework in the certificate program must be completed with a grade of B or better (B- is not acceptable) and must be completed within 7 years of first enrolling in certificate program cour

Admission to the certificate program is open to all full-time or part-time graduate students currently enrolled at Florida State University. The only specific course prerequisite is EDF 5400 (Basic Descriptive and Inferential Statistics) or an equivalent course.

On acceptance in the certificate program, the student will be assigned an advisor. The student and advisor will jointly design the program of study.

Application Procedure

The certificate program is open to all full-time or part-time graduate students enrolled at Florida State University. You must complete a certificate admissions form and submit a transcript to:

Director, Certificate Program for Educational Measurement and Statistics
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems
3210 Stone Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

For inquiries, contact the director. The director will review the application. You will be notified in writing of your acceptance into the program.

Certificate Requirements

For students beginning the certificate program in Spring 2022 or later, 16 credit hours are required and must be completed within seven years. A grade of “B” or higher is required for all courses used toward the certificate. Transfer credits will not be accepted.

Required courses (16 credit hours):

EDF 5401: General Linear Model Applications (4 hours)

EDF 5402: Advanced Topics in Analysis of Variance Applications (3 hours)

EDF 5432: Measurement Theory I (3 hours)

EDF 5406: Multivariate Analysis Applications (3 hours)

EDF 7418: Multilevel Modeling (3 hours)


Upon completion of the required coursework, a Certificate Completion Form must be submitted.

Program Costs

Information about tuition and fees can be found here. Please note that students may incur costs associated with the purchase of books/materials for courses.

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