Certificate Requirements

requirements imageMust have a Bachelor’s degree from a col­lege or uni­ver­sity that is accred­ited by its regional association.

There are two pre­req­ui­site courses, one in grad­u­ate level research meth­ods and one in grad­u­ate level sta­tis­tics. You do need not have com­pleted both courses before apply­ing to the cer­tifi­cate pro­gram. If you are cur­rently enrolled in one, you can com­plete the sec­ond course con­cur­rently at the start of the cer­tifi­cate pro­gram in the spring semes­ter. Both pre­req­ui­sites can be taken elsewhere.

18 credit hours required for the Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate includes two pre­req­ui­site courses.

Three online courses are included in the Certificate:

The Cer­tifi­cate Pro­gram includes an intern­ship in an Insti­tu­tional Research Office for three semes­ters. The intern­ship is built into each of the online courses. 

.Gen­eral Information:

  • Online courses
  • $399 per credit unit
  • $100 per credit unit for HSU matric­u­lated grad­u­ate students
  • Same tuition in-state or out-of-state students