Nov 29, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate Program in Qualitative Research (QLRC)

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Advisors: Brooks Applegate, Gary Miron, Jianping Shen, Jessaca Spybrook, Ya Zhang
Room 3571 Sangren Hall

This program offers the opportunity to earn a Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research.  The qualitative certificate is designed to provide an opportunity for graduate students and other professionals to gain a broad and in-depth knowledge of qualitative research, with an emphasis on the designs and methods used in studies of programs, processes, initiatives, settings and policies. Qualitative research is increasingly conducted and influential across disciplines in science, social science, and health disciplinary areas. Certificate holders are competitive for academic and research positions both inside and outside academia. With the certificate as a hallmark of qualitative research expertise, graduates will have the opportunity to distinguish themselves and highlight their research expertise when applying for positions in policy institutes, nongovernmental and community organizations, departments of education, within school districts, or any other organizations or institutions.


Admission Requirements:

  • Be a graduate student in good standing
  • Submission of WMU graduate transcripts
  • One-page statement explaining applicant interest in this certificate
  • Three letters of professional recommendation
  • Applications do not require graduate test scores

Required Courses: to complete the Certificate (minimum 15 credit hours)

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