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Admission Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate (Graduate) Certificate in Quantitative Methods

Students applying to the Post-Baccalaureate (Graduate) Certificate in Quantitative Methods must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at SIUC or holding a bachelor’s degree and admitted to the Graduate School of SIUC. For students holding a bachelor's degree, they must have at least a 3.00 GPA on approxmiately the last two years of undergraduate course work.

See Apply Now for information regarding how to apply to the Certificate program.

PhD in Quantitative Methods

Students applying to the PhD concentration in Quantitative Methods must meet the general requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree set forth by the Graduate School, which normally requires a master’s degree or its equivalent.

Applications for admission to the Quantitative Methods specialization are reviewed by a committee consisting of the faculty of Quantitative Methods.  This committee reviews the applicant’s prior graduate work, undergraduate work, grade point average, Graduate Record Examination scores, letters of recommendation and availability to chair the student’s committee.  Minimum requirements for admission are:

  • A grade-point average of 3.5 and above from a master's degree or from the Post-Baccalaureate (Graduate) Certificate in Quantitative Methods at SIUC, or 300 (1000 on the prior scale) on the sum of GRE verbal and quantiative sections 
  • A score of 144 or above (500 or above on the prior scale) on the quantitative section of the GRE
  • Two courses in graduate level quantitative methods in education or the behavioral sciences
  • Evidence of a commitment to education, and satisfactory completion of:
    • Calculus I
    • Introduction to linear algebra
    • Introduction to computer programming.

See Apply Now for information regarding how to apply to the PhD program.