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Qualitative Research, Post-Master’s Certificate

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Qualitative Research prepares graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, current faculty, and others with the skills needed for the full range of qualitative inquiry methods used in social research.

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree, or its equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcript(s) of all academic work attempted since high school indicating a GPA of 3.5 (on a scale of 4.0) in a graduate degree program
  • An online application through the Graduate School’s application system
  • Standardized test scores (e.g., GRE, GMAT, MAT) are optional.
  • Two letters from references
  • Statement of purpose (SOP)
  • A current resume or vita
  • A professional writing sample
  • Applicants whose native language is not English may be required to provide official English proficiency test scores.  Refer to the Graduate School’s policy on English proficiency.

Certificate Requirements

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Students must take two elective courses from the following:


* Note: Other courses must be approved by the certificate coordinator.  Doctoral-level qualitative research courses selected from ADMN, EDCI, RSCH, ELDT, HPSY, PSYC, PPOL, or SOCY may be considered.

Grade Requirements

Students must achieve a 3.0 GPA to complete the certificate. No more than one C may count toward the certificate. 

Certificate Total = 12 credit hours