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.
Online and Distance OpportunitiesCourses may be completed online.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee
- One set of transcripts uploaded to MyRED
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
Application deadlineFall/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
- Qualitative Methods: Must complete 6 credits
- Mixed Methods
- EDPS 936: Mixed Methods Research