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.

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.

2. Required by the department

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  • GRE
  • Personal statement
  • Three recommenders
  • Resume
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
Application deadline
Fall/Summer: March 1, Spring October 1


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. See EDPS QQPM courses for details about when these are offered. With advisor and committee approval, students can transfer in three credit hours in either the Statistics area or the Qualitative Methods area; credit hours must be from an accredited institution. Students must earn a B or better in all courses for the certificate. EDPS 859, EDPS 860, EDPS 870, EDPS 900K, EDPS 935, and EDPS 936 may be completed online.


  • Statistics: 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
  • Measurement
    • EDPS 870: Introduction to Education and Psychology Measurement
    • EDPS 970: Theory and Methods of Educational 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

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