Mixed Methods Research

Graduate Certificate Program Summary


The pressure to conduct research by federal, state and accreditation agencies is becoming more and more prevalent in a variety of settings including academia and health care. Research is increasingly reliant on mixed methods techniques.

The Mixed Methods Research graduate certificate is a stand-alone credential that can provide you with the research skills necessary to fulfill this very important need.

This certificate is well-suited for current and future doctoral students seeking to enhance their professional skills and training. Individuals with no training in mixed methods research, such as those from the allied-health professions, would also benefit from the coursework.

Distance education opportunities

Courses may be completed online or at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Educational Psychology.

Certificate Coordinator

Dr. Charles Ansorge


Department Contact

Ms. Allison Jones



Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by the department for this certificate

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • GRE
  • Personal statement
  • Three recommenders
  • Resume
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5

Application deadline
Rolling admission, contact department for more information


The Mixed Methods Research graduate certificate is a 18 credit hour program. To earn the Certificate, participants must complete two statistics courses, one measurements course, two qualitative methods courses, and one mixed methods course. With adviser and committee approval, students can transfer in a maximum of six credit hours from an accredited institution.

EDPS 859, EDPS 860, EDPS 870, EDPS 900K, EDPS 935, and EDPS 936 may be completed online.


Must complete 6 credits

  • EDPS 859: Statistical Methods
  • EDPS 860: Applications of Selected Advanced Statistics
  • EDPS 941: Intermediate Statistics: Experimental Methods
  • EDPS 942: Intermediate Statistics: Correlational Methods
  • EDPS 971: Structural Equation Modeling
  • EDPS 972: Multivariate Analysis


  • EDPS 870: Introduction to Education and Psychology Measurement

Qualitative Methods

Must complete 6 credits

  • EDPS 900K: Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research
  • EDPS 935: Seminar in Qualitative Research
  • EDPS 930A: Ethnographic Research
  • EDPS 930D: Discourse Analysis

Mixed Methods

More course information

The Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions and prerequisites, grouped by subject area.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors for courses being offered in current and near-future terms.

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