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 640 Quantitative Research II, must have achieved a grade of B or better in prerequisite research courses.

General Requirements:

  • Student must have a Master’s degree in education (or a related field) and be accepted to the Quantitative Research non-degree certificate program by the Graduate School and departmental faculty.
  • Applications will consist of evidence of having a Master’s degree, a statement of purpose and evidence of prerequisite courses.
  • Student must have 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 Youn-Jeng Choi ( about enrolling in this certificate.

Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Educational Research

Course Requirements
BER 641 or Multivariate Statistics 3
BER 642 Advanced Regression Methods
BER 645 Advanced Experimental Design 3
BER 658 Psychometric Theory Prac 3
Select two of the following: 6
BER 603
Survey Research In Educ
BER 646
Structural Equation Modl
BER 660
Eval I:Theory & Practice
BER 695
Spec Top in Ed Research
Total Hours 15