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Quantitative Methods (formerly Educational Measurement and Statistics) currently offers a post-baccalaureate (graduate) certificate program and a doctoral program. The Post-Bacculareate (Graduate) Certificate in Quantitative Methods is designed to provide advanced training in quantitative methods for graduate students majoring in other programs, while the PhD concentration in Quantitative Methods has as its goal the development of specialists in the fields of statistics, measurement, or evaluation. Students are instructed in the underlying mathematical and statistical models that serve as the basis for research and evaluation in education,the behavioral and social sciences, or their own discipline. Students are encouraged to tailor their educational experience to serve their specific interests within the courses offered at SIUC, and they become proficient in broad but rigorous methodological skills as well as in the use of standard statistical software.