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.
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.