Certificate in Institutional Research

Higher Education and Student Affairs

Certificate in Institutional Research

This residential certificate program is designed for students currently pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in higher education or other relevant field, as well as working professionals.

The 18-credit hour program consists of four required courses and two elective courses.The curriculum offers a combination of foundational knowledge, technical skills and competencies, and guided professional practice in the evolving field of institutional research.

You will gain:

  • Foundational knowledge about the institutional research profession and the practice of institutional research within higher education institutions
  • Integrative understanding of the external and internal contexts and cultures within which higher education institutions use institutional research to plan, evaluate and improve higher education programs and services
  • Extensive knowledge about the core management functions of higher education institutions, (e.g., academic program administration, enrollment management, institutional management and resource allocation, governance, student affairs, higher education policy and finance, and institutional advancement), with more in-depth knowledge of at least one of these areas
  • Advanced skills in adapting, reformulating and employing the principal concepts and methods of institutional research in multiple applied research projects

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