Qualitative Research Graduate Academic Certificate Program

The Research, Measurement, and Statistics specialization offers a Graduate Academic Certificate in Qualitative Research. The courses prepare a person to teach qualitative research courses in higher education institutions (when accompanied with a PhD) or accept a qualitative research position in private industry. This program is for potential and practicing researcher scholars, both within and outside of the academy, who are or foresee being in a position to engage in qualitative research practices in education, policy, business, evaluation, intervention work, and more. When completed, the Qualitative Research Graduate Academic Certificate is listed on a student’s official transcript. All six of the certificate courses can also be used in various Master’s and doctoral degree plans, should a student decide to pursue a graduate degree along with the certificate.

Top Careers 

There are tens of thousands of qualitative research jobs in the U.S. public and private sectors across a diverse variety of settings including, but not limited to, colleges and universities, research and development firms, education consulting services, healthcare centers, marketing agencies, human resources firms, and local and state government. 

  • Consultant
  • Research Associate 

Top Posted Job Titles 

  • Qualitative Fieldwork Manager
  • Associate Research Analyst 
  • Qualitative Survey Programmer 


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