Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation – Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The certificate in EDMS is designed to provide advanced training in quantitative methods for graduate students majoring in other programs. The certificate in EDMS requires a minimum of 21 graduate credit hours. In addition, an advisor must be selected from members of the EDMS faculty.

NOTE: To enroll in this Certificate program you must currently be a doctoral student in a University of Maryland department other than EDMS.
The certificate comprises a 12 credit hour core: EDMS 623, 646, 647, and 651. The remaining 9 credit hours are determined in collaboration with the student's EDMS advisor. The additional courses supplement the core courses and the specific research interests of the student. Additional courses can include any EDMS offerings with the exception of EDMS 451 and 645.

Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in courses taken for the Certificate. Also, Students must complete each course in the certificate with a grade of B or better. If a lower grade is obtained in a given course, then the course in question must be repeated until this grade requirement is achieved or not counted in the certificate and another course substituted.
If the certificate in EDMS interests you, contact an EDMS faculty member or: Dr. Gregory Hancock found here:
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EDMS, Benjamin Building, Room 1230E |  University of Maryland  | College Park, MD 20742-1115  | Phone: 301.405.3630 | Fax: 301.314.9245 |

Click below for the Enrollment Form:


NOTE: The University does not officially recognize minors at the graduate level and the certificate in MSE provides an option to demonstrate strength in our area.

Please note:

Per the University policy found here: students cannot graduate and obtain a Ph.D. before completing the EDMS certificate. However, they can be completed within the same semester. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Gregory Hancock.

Academic advising for graduate students is provided by the graduate faculty in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM). For advising information, please contact the Director of MSE, Dr. Gregory Hancock, at  or the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ji Seung Yang, at