The emphasis in Quantitative Methods would be fulfilled by successful completion (minimum grade of B) of:

  1. SDSU PSY 770A-B Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Behavioral Research (3 units each, required for PhD)
  2. SDSU PSY 875 Advanced Multivariate Statistics (3 units, required for PhD)
  3. SDSU PSY 876 Multi-level modeling (3 units, doctoral elective to be offered annually at SDSU)

And successful completion of:

Any other advanced doctoral-level elective courses (equivalent at least 3 units) from the approved list, OR any other advanced doctoral-level elective course (equivalent at least 3 units) identified by the student and approved via written petition to the guidance committee and the Co-Directors, after consultation with quantitative faculty.

Approved List of Elective Courses:


  1. SDSU PH826 Analysis of Case-Control Studies
  2. SDSU PH827 Analysis of Cohort Studies
  3. UCSD FMPH 223  Analysis of Longitudinal Data

Courses under consideration (syllabi to be reviewed)

  1. UCSD FMPH 224  Clinical Trials
  2. UCSD FMPH 225  Statistical Methods for Observational Studies
  3. UCSD FMPH 224  Advanced Topics in Biostatistics
  4. UCSD CLRE 263 Longitudinal Data Analysis

NOTE: If there is a quantitative course you would like to take but is not on the approved list above, please send a copy of the course syllabus to Lynsey Miller at

Approved by Steering Committee May 23, 2018