Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research


Certificate Description

Instruction Mode: On Campus

Program Overview

The program offers a Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research with 13 credit hours of graduate courses. This certificate is designed to provide an opportunity for graduate students and other professionals to gain a broad and in depth knowledge of qualitative reach, with an emphasis on the designs and methods used in studies of educational programs, processes, initiatives, settings and policies. Qualitative research is increasingly conducted and influential in educational research across disciplines, including adult, technology, science, public health, higher, Pre-K–12, and mental health education; and in other science, social science, and health disciplinary areas with educative aims.

How to Apply for this Graduate Certificate

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13 credit hours are required for the certificate.

  • EDF 7478 – Qualitative Research in Education Part II (4 credit hours)


Nine (9) credit hours of elective coursework are required. Students may choose a course from the following list, or substitute an elective course approved by the Graduate Certificate director.

  • EDF 7426 – Action Research in Schools (3 credit hours)
  • EDG 7368 – Visual Research Methods (3 credit hours)
  • Any graduate course in qualitative research (3 credit hours)


Jennifer Wolgemuth