Certificate in Applied Research and Evaluation
The graduate certificate in Applied Research and Evaluation consists of 15 credit hours delivered through five graduate-level courses. The skills learned through this certificate program will be useful for individuals in a professional position where evaluation and assessment are required to monitor and maintain high quality services.
Candidates in the program will have opportunities to:
- Develop fundamental research strategies
- Apply these strategies to a variety of situations
- Engage in hands-on experience collecting and analyzing data
- Prepare findings for research reports
The graduate certificate can be completed as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with a complementary graduate degree. Example academic disciplines where a graduate degree may be heightened by an Applied Research and Evaluation certificate include psychology, sociology, public health, or education.
(1) A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution; (2) A cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher on all undergraduate and graduate coursework combined; (3) A personal statement of purpose, approximately 500 words, that identifies applicant's reasons for pursuing certificate program.