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The Graduate Certificate Program in Qualitative Research in Education is designed to prepare educational researchers with an understanding of the approaches and methodological tools needed to design and carry out qualitative inquiry research projects as well as prepare doctoral students to teach introductory courses in qualitative inquiry at the graduate level.

This program is ideal for:

  • educational administrators
  • Phd candidates
  • graduate students
  • researchers

Thinking about a Graduate Degree?

This certificate is a great fit with our PhD in Educational Studies, and our EdD programs in Adult and Community Education and Higher Education and Community College Leadership. Credits taken toward this certificate can be applied toward a masters or doctoral degree.

Required Courses

  • EDST 650 Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
  • EDST 655 Mixed Methods Research
  • EDST 660 Ethnographic Research in Education
  • EDST 670 Adv. Theories in Qualitative Research

For a complete list of courses and their descriptions, see the course catalog.

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How to Apply

Applications can be submitted through the Graduate School online application system. Please contact Dr. Thalia Mulvihill to discuss your application and goals.

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More Information

Do you want to learn more about our program or have questions about the application process or financial aid? We’re here to help! You may either request more information by completing our simple online form, or you may contact program director Dr. Thalia Mulvihill directly by phone or email.