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Graduate Certificate in Applied Measurement

School of Education & Human Development

Overview

Degree: Graduate Certificate

Classroom Type: Fully Online Online and on campus classes

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.

Application​ deadlines


Rolling decision


Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you'll learn 

Measurement is vital to the social science field as we study people’s aptitude, learning achievements, experiences, personality traits, and states of being. University of Colorado Denver’s Applied Measurement certificate will develop your expertise in combining measurement theories, statistical modeling techniques, and human behavior observations. Learn to use, create, and validate measures through Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory. Work with real data in applied environments: education, policy, counseling, and psychology fields. Students learn to write for publication and to communicate results to practitioners in the field.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development 

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career in educational research and evaluation. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top schools in the country. 

Sample Courses

  • RSEM 5110 - Introduction to Measurement3 credits
  • RSEM 7050 - Methods of Survey Research3 credits
  • RSEM 7130 - Advanced Measurement using Item Response Theory3 credits
  • RSEM 7800 - Intro to Structural Equation3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:1 year

Required Credits for Completion:12

Admission Requirements


This program has rolling admissions. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Application Requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Written Statement: Describe your interest in the certificate and your special strengths 
  • $50.00 application fee
  • International Applicants only: Proof of English Language Proficiency (International applicants should review the following information regarding English language proficiency)

Additional Information


Our students come from a wide array of education backgrounds, usually educational and often psychological.

After gaining admission to the program, your course of study will guide you through the various competencies that are required. At the end of the program, you'll complete a practicum, an independent study project, or a master's thesis. You will need to perform satisfactorily on a written, comprehensive examination.