Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Evaluation, Statistics, and Methodology Graduate Certificate


The 18-credit hour graduate certificate in Evaluation, Statistics, and Methodology is intended for currently admitted University of Tennessee doctoral students (or individuals who have already earned a doctoral degree) wishing to develop knowledge and skills in evaluation, statistics, and methodology. Home department: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies .

Campus Code


Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type


Add-On (doctoral candidates only)
Stand-Alone (earned doctoral degree required)

Admissions Standards/Procedures


Individuals must be currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Tennessee or have earned a doctoral degree from UT or another university.

Academic Standards


Individuals must earn at least a 3.50 graduate GPA in the certificate courses.

Credit Hours Required


18 graduate credit hours

Non-Course Requirements


  • Individuals must submit an appropriate work sample (e.g., completed evaluation report, completed research paper) that showcases their skills in evaluation, statistics, and/or measurement. This work sample will be reviewed by the ESM faculty.
  • All courses must be completed within five years of admission to the certificate program.
  • Contact the ESM Certificate Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Ann Morrow for questions.

Non-Course Requirements


To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.