As the demand for testing and assessment grows in education and beyond, the need for experts in the areas of statistical and qualitative research practice and data analysis has exploded. To meet this demand, University of Colorado Denver offers a fully online MA in Research and Evaluation Methods (REM) as well as stand-alone certificates. Our students learn to improve the quality of education in schools and community organizations, using high-quality research and evaluation, data-driven decisions, and the dissemination of evidence-based research. Many of our graduates become researchers, evaluators, consultants, and school leaders in Colorado and throughout the world.

Our online options allow part-time and full-time students the ability to customize learning experiences based on their professional goals. If you’d like to earn a MA degree, you may combine REM certificates to meet the requirements of the 30-credit MA in Research and Evaluation Methods. If you already hold a graduate degree, or if you are new to this discipline, you may choose to complete one of the certificates listed below to update your knowledge in this field.

Our faculty members are dedicated mentors who also take significant leadership roles in the wider field of academic and partnered community research. We give you strong theoretical training, extensive research opportunities, and a wide range of practical experiences. We are committed to broadening the diversity of students in this field and to being strong advocates of social justice.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Measurement

New Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Campus: CU Denver Online Learn to measure the abstract variables used in daily decision-making. This involves deep critical thinking skills and the ability to combine statistical learning with understandings of human behavior. Individuals working in social sciences, education and mental health and who want to deepen their knowledge of diversity, respect, equity and inclusiveness may be particularly interested in this offering.