Master of Science - Psychometrics (M.S.)

Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Psychology and Graduate Coordinator
Jenkins Building, Room 408
Tel: 443.885.3290; Fax: 443.885.8239


The Master’s of Science in Psychometrics is designed to provide training for individuals within the educational, psychological, and mathematics communities (e.g. teachers, administrators, staff members, and policy makers) to assist them in effectively addressing issues related to the implementation of testing, assessment, and evaluations. One of the cornerstones of the program will be training and preparing students in statistics and data analyses. Psychological themes involving learning, cognitive development, development in general, resilience and student achievement gaps, literacy, school violence and prevention, and influence (psychological and mental health) on learning are also considered.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the master’s program in psychometrics, an applicant must:

  1. Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, preferably in psychology, mathematics, test and measurements, or any related area.
  2. Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average G.P.A. of 3.0 or better to be considered for unconditional admission. Students who possess a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of between a 2.7 and 2.9 may be considered for conditional admission. Post-bachelor’s undergraduate credits will not be used to enhance G.P.A. requirements for admission to graduate study.
  3. Satisfactorily completed certain minimum coursework in general or educational psychology, statistics, research design and methodology, areas depending on the discipline/ program to which the student seeks admission. The specific courses and amount of work depends upon the field of study that the student proposes to enter.
  4. Submit an application for admission together with official copies of transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended.
  5. Provide test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Test scores may not be more than 5 years old prior to the date of application.
  6. Submit three letters of recommendation sent to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies from officials or faculty members of institutions previously attended who are acquainted with the applicant’s ability for graduate study or from employment supervisors where applicable.
  7. Submit a three-page typed exposition regarding the candidate’s personal academic and professional plans and the reasons for selecting Morgan State University.

General Requirements

Candidates for the M.S. degree in Psychometrics must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours and submit an acceptably written thesis.

Program Requirements

M. S. (36 credit hours)

  • 3 credit hours in Core Foundational Psychology
  • 12 credit hours in Measurement, Research and Evaluation
  • 9 credit hours in Applied Statistics
  • 3 credit hours in Higher Education
  • 3 credit hours Internship
  • 3 credit hours for Thesis/Research Report Seminar
  • 3 credit hours for Thesis/Research Report Guidance  (Currently included in total)