Course provides students with the software skills & theoretical knowledge required to apply structural equation modeling (SEM). First, we review of multiple regression & basic concepts from matrix algebra. Next, path analysis & factor are developed leading to more advanced topics, including how to translate theory into models, strategies for dealing with poor fitting specifications, categorical data, & issues in multi group analysis. The latter component focuses on data application of SEM, including a final project. Example material will be drawn from education & psychology.