Certificate in Qualitative Research and Inquiry Methodology (Online)

Inquiry Methodology

Certificate in Qualitative Research and Inquiry Methodology (Online)

Gain the expertise you need with maximum flexibility.

Explore opportunities to design and carry out rigorous qualitative research while learning about the latest cutting-edge digital tools and analytic methods for collecting and analyzing qualitative data. In this 12-credit hour program you'll investigate critical issues in the field as you design and conduct qualitative studies to answer real-world questions.

You’ll learn from caring professors who are world-renowned experts in qualitative methodologies. You can also apply certificate courses toward master’s, doctoral or other graduate degree programs.

This program is intended for:

  • Employees working in applied research contexts.
  • Job seekers interested in positions involving qualitative research.
  • Those desiring a credential from a highly-ranked university to demonstrate their expertise to employers.
  • Current graduate students taking qualitative inquiry courses who want to earn a certificate on their way to degree completion.
  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall May 2
    Spring Oct 3
    Summer Feb 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • GRE scores (required only if applicant does not have an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees
    • Tuition and fees for School of Education online graduate degree programs can be found here.
  • Careers/Applications
    • Research firms
    • Corporate data analytics
    • Government agencies
    • Universities

Our Faculty

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Research Areas:
Ethnography, Affective ways of knowing, Dementia Training, Multicultural Literacy, Environmentalist Communities, Religious Minorities, Utopianism
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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Qualitative Research Methodologies/Methods; Discourse Studies; Critical Disability Studies

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