Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Statistics and Psychometrics

Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Statistics and Psychometrics

Get ahead of big data

There is increasing demand from organizations, technology companies, governments, and non-profit agencies for data analysis to understand organizational, societal and scientific needs to improve evidence-based organizational decision-making and practices. The M.S in Applied Statistics and Psychometrics responds to this demand and provides a depth and breadth of statistical and psychometric expertise. Students will graduate prepared to conduct a variety of research and advanced level statistical analyses.

Program Features:

  • Exposure to the latest trends in psychometric theory and research
  • Coursework in advanced statistics that builds applied skills in complex data and psychometric analyses 
  • Hands-on internship opportunities to work with organizations such as Facebook, Cognia (Measured Progress), ACT, Aetna Health, and ETS.
  • A commitment to organizational, educational, and behavioral improvement and equity through evidence-based research

For international students, Applied Statistics and Psychometrics is a STEM designated program by the Department of Homeland Security. Learn more on the International Applicants page.

What is Psychometrics?

Psychometrics is the field of science associated with the development of quantitative instruments, such as tests and psychological scales, that measure knowledge, skills and attributes.

At a Glance


How many courses?

This program consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 credits. 


How long will it take?

Students will typically complete the program between 2-3 years.


When can I start?

Students can begin the program in the spring, summer, or fall semesters.


  What are my options?

Students can enroll full-time or part-time for this program.

  

Program Faculty & Expertise


What will I study?


Curriculum


  • Courses: 10
  • Credits: 30
  • Comprehensive Exam

Alumni Profiles

Learn about MESA M.S. alumni careers.

Where do our graduates work?


American Institutes for Research

Researcher

Northern Illinois University

Assistant Professor

Bank of America Operations

Project Analyst

Hanover Research

Research Associate

Pearson

Director of Efficacy Analytics and Studies

Cumberland County College

President

ACT Inc.

Principal Psychometrician

Measured Progress

Director, Innovation Lab

Maguire Associates

Senior Vice President of Research

Sheffield Research and Evaluation

Senior Consultant

Career paths chosen by previous graduates of the MESA Department.

Financial Assistance


Education should level the playing field – we feel the same way about financial aid.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development provides more than $7.5 million in financial aid to students each year. As a result, the quality of BC’s instruction, the benefit of our alumni network, and the impact a BC degree will have on your employment options is both affordable and invaluable. Here’s why:

Application Information

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Deadlines

Regular Decision
1/6/20
Rolling Admission
After 1/6/20
Spring
Regular Decision
11/1/19

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A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required, however, this fee is waived for select applicants.

 

Resume

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Letters of Recommendation

Identification of recommenders/instructions to recommenders are outlined in the online Application Form.

Two letters of recommendation are required with at least one required from an academic source. Applicants with significant relevant professional experience may submit additional recommendations from supervisors.

Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in lieu of official transcripts for the application review process. In the event that one is admitted into a program and enrolls, our office will need official transcripts prior to course registration. To expedite application processing times, our office encourages you to send unofficial transcripts electronically to our email address at GSOE@BC.EDU. Please note that unofficial transcripts must include all of the following items:

  • Course titles and grades for each course
  • Year and entry term for each of the courses listed
  • Translated into English by certified translation agent (if not already in English)
    • Original and translated transcripts must be provided

If you are able to secure official transcripts, please note the following:

  • An official postsecondary transcript must be printed on official institutional paper and include at least one of the following: an institutional watermark, the registrar’s signature, or the registrar's seal.
  • Copies and unofficial transcripts sent directly from applicants are not acceptable, the transcript must come directly from the institution.
  • If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degree, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.

Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to gsoe@bc.edu from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in gsoe@bc.edu to ensure it is received by our office. 

Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:

Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Standardized Tests

For all Boston College students and alumni
If you received any type of degree from Boston College, or if you are a current Boston College student, the GRE is not required.

For all other applicants
If you did not receive a degree from Boston College or if you are not a current Boston College student, the GRE is required.

The Lynch School GRE code is 3218.

Writing Sample

Not required.

International Students

International applicants are encouraged to apply to the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Learn about requirements for international students.

Contact Us

  gsoe@bc.edu
  617-552-4214