The Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Educational Research places an emphasis on acquiring the skills necessary not only to complete statistical calculations, but to know how and when to apply and use appropriate calculations. This 15 credit-hour certificate prepares students from various disciplines to conduct research that documents the effects of educational programs and school outcomes. The courses required for this certificate are advanced educational research/statistics courses and provide those completing the certificate with significant and valuable knowledge and skills beyond what is required for typical degree requirements.

How to Apply:

  1. Apply through the Graduate School’s online application center.
  2. Select the Quantitative Educational Research Certificate Program when applying.

Application Materials include:

  1. Statement of Purpose focusing on the student’s goals in pursuing a Quantitative Research certificate;
  2. Evidence of prerequisite research/statistics courses comparable to BER 540 Statistical Methods In Educ, must have achieved a grade of B or better in prerequisite research courses.

General Requirements:

  • Student must be accepted to the Quantitative Research non-degree certificate program by the Graduate School and departmental faculty.
  • Applications will consist of evidence of a statement of purpose and evidence of prerequisite courses.
  • Student must complete a minimum of 15 required hours.
  • Certificate completion will be monitored by certificate program administrators.

Certificate Completion Requirements:  All courses listed above

Time Limit: 6 Years.

You may contact Drs. Stefanie Wind ( or Joni Lakin ( about enrolling in this certificate.

Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Educational Research

Course Requirements:  
BER 640 or BER 639 Quantitative II or Applied Regression 3
BER 657 Introduction to Psychometrics 3
Select three of the following: 9
BER 642 Advanced Regression Methods
BER 643 Multivariate Statistics
BER 645 Advanced Experimental Design
BER 646 Structural Equation Modeling
BER 658 Psychometrics Theory and Practice
BER 663 Causal Inference
BER 664 Multilevel Modeling with Application to Large Scale Datasets
BER 695 Special Topics in Educational Research*
Total Hours 15
*BER 695 must cover quantitative research methods and be approved by quantitative research faculty