Certificate with Concentration in Qualitative Research

This concentration provides supplemental preparation for qualitative researchers in higher education and policy organizations. Coursework is interdisciplinary and will provide theoretical and applied research training across case study, ethnography, grounded theory, mixed methods, narrative inquiry, and participatory action research.


Applicants must have a conferred Master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution prior to enrollment.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-RESM

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

This certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis only.

Concentration in Qualitative Research (QR)


EDRS 812Qualitative Methods in Educational Research3
EDRS 822Advanced Applications of Qualitative Methods3
EDRS 895Qualitative Methods Capstone Project3
Total Credits9


Select 9 credits from the following:9
Critical Discourse Analysis in Education Research
Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Advanced Research Methods in Self-Study of Professional Practice
Qualitative Case Study Methods
Document Analysis and Archival Research
Participatory Action Research
Narrative Inquiry
Grounded Theory
Special Topics in Research Methods
Total Credits9