Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Applied Research and Evaluation Methods, Certificate of Graduate Study

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Applied Research and Evaluation Methods is designed for students and practitioners who want to learn to use data more effectively on the job and in the community. The certificate emphasizes data acquisition, data analysis and presentation, choosing and applying statistical techniques to real world problems, and practical application of analytical tools.

The certificate is a stand-alone credential or the 12 credits may be transferred into the Master’s in Policy, Planning, and Management upon admission. Students generally take one course per semester.

Applying for a certificate after matriculation into the MPPM program is not allowed without an advisor and department chair’s approval. Also, certificates cannot be awarded retroactively. What this means is that at the end of your MPPM degree, you cannot receive a certificate unless you’ve previously been admitted to the certificate program.

Program Requirements

Students select four courses (12 credits) including one required course and three electives from the following list of approved courses. Other courses may be approved upon request by a faculty advisor.