Quantitative Methodology: Measurement and Statistics, Ph.D.: Program Admissions

The Quantitative Methodology: Measurement and Statistics Ph.D. program is designed to qualify individuals to teach courses at the university level in applied measurement, statistics, and evaluation, to provide leadership in the conduct of research studies, and to serve as applied statistics, measurement, or evaluation specialists in school systems, industry and government.

Admissions Deadlines

September 29, 2023 (Spring 2024 International, Domestic) 

December 1, 2023 (Fall 2024 International, Domestic) 


UMD Graduate
School General
Statement of Purpose
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)

Letters of Recommendation (3)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Writing Sample

The Graduate School Application portal, gradapply.umd.edu, can be used to apply to UMD and review the status of your application. Graduate faculty in the Academic Department you applied to will review your completed application for graduate admission.

Students are required to submit all required documents before submitting their application: CV and Purpose Statement, (3) recommendation letters, transcripts, writing sample, GRE scores and TOEFL/IELTS/PTE for international graduate students. The Educational Testing Service is offering the GRE General Test online. Please visit here for more information: https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/at_home


The Graduate School's guide to International Admissions provides an overview on the application, review, and enrollment process for international students.

The Graduate School's list of Frequently Asked Questions is a helpful resource as you navigate the admissions process.

For other questions about the application process, or to check on the completion of your application, please contact:

Judy Foster, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Office of Student Services, College of Education
(301) 405-2359                  

Questions regarding application reviews and decision recommendations should be directed to the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM). Please contact:

Jannitta Graham, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
(301) 405-8432

Please contact, Gregory Hancock ghancock@umd.edu Or Ji Seung Yang at jsyang@umd.edu

Visit the Graduate School Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship web page for additional funding opportunities 

For information about other student financial aid, review the Office of the Student Financial Aid website.

If the above program interests you, contact one of the QMMS faculty members or:

Please contact, Gregory Hancock ghancock@umd.edu Or Ji Seung Yang at jsyang@umd.edu