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    Oct 22, 2021  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Qualitative Research Methods in Education Graduate Certificate

The 15-hour graduate certificate in qualitative research methods in education is an interdepartmental program of study that is administered by faculty within the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling. The certificate is intended for currently admitted graduate students wishing to develop their skills in conducting qualitative research studies. Certificate candidates must currently be admitted to a graduate program at the university or hold a terminal research degree.


  • EDPY 559.
  • At least one of the following: EDPY 659 , CFS 650 , ELPS 618 .
  • At least three of the following: EDPY 631 , ELPS 617 , CSE 660 , CSE 526 .
  • Attainment of a minimum 3.5 grade point average in the certificate coursework.
  • Completed peer-reviewed qualitative research study: such as a conference presentation, completed qualitative dissertation, or qualitative research presentation.

Other courses may, where appropriate, be substituted for the courses listed above with the permission of the program coordinator.