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Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Methods and Analysis

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: Graduate Certificate

Classroom Type: Fully Online

Develop your abilities to collect and analyze words, images, and observations to gain a deeper understanding of phenomena. We prepare leaders who can advocate for diversity, respect, and inclusiveness using data.

Application​ deadlines

Rolling decision

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education Human Development Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you'll learn

Join a practical certificate program for beginning researchers and all professionals who desire to make use of qualitative data. CU Denver’s fully online Qualitative Methods and Analysis certificate will develop your abilities to collect and analyze words, images, and observations to gain a deeper understanding of phenomena. Students will:

  • Gain expertise in collecting qualitative data, designing research studies, analyzing using multiple qualitative techniques, interpreting findings, and drawing conclusions
  • Work with real data in applied environments with applications in education, policy, counseling, and psychology fields
  • Develop deep critical thinking skills and the ability to combine qualitative learning and understandings of human behavior
  • Discover how to address bias and equity concerns in data collection and report data with care, and
  • Learn to write for publication and how to communicate results to practitioners, the direct users of these scales.

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.

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Recommended Completion Time:1 year

Required Credits for Completion:12 Credits

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)
For more information, email or call 303-315-6300.

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