Certificate in Applied Research and Evaluation

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 15

Program Description

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.

Admissions Information

(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.