Graduate Microcertificate in
This graduate microcertificate will provide you with the skills and knowledge to conduct and understand qualitative research. Qualitative inquiry helps researchers understand the behavior and perception of a specific group of people about a particular subject. Qualitative data is collected through interviews, field observation, focus groups, and records research in a non-quantitative manner.
This interdisciplinary credential is administered by an advisory committee comprised of core faculty from the U of A Public Policy Ph.D. program and related interdisciplinary faculty across the U of A campus.
You Will Learn To
- Conduct qualitative inquiries that reveal the thoughts, feelings, opinions and reasons behind emotions of a research group of participants.
- Understand the perspectives, principles and methodologies guiding qualitative inquiries.
- Develop and implement qualitative research projects.
Choose one course (3 credit hours) from each of the three qualitative research levels below.
Qualitative Level I
- EDLE 6543 - Introduction to Qualitative Research
- ESRM 6533 - Qualitative Research
- SOCI 5083 - Applied Qualitative Research
- CIED 5313 - Principles of Qualitative Research in Curriculum & Instruction
Qualitative Level II
- PLSC 5823 - Qualitative Methods in Political Science
- COMM 5173 - Qualitative Methods in Communication
- COMM 5183 - Interpretive Research Methods in Communication
- ADLL 6423 - Qualitative Reasoning in Adult and Lifelong Learning
- CIED 6653 - Advanced Methods of Qualitative Research in Curriculum & Instruction
Advanced Qualitative Level III
- ESRM 6543 - Advanced Qualitative Research
- ADLL 6463 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning in Adult and Lifelong Learning
- EDLE 6553 - Advanced Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
- Hold a bachelor’s degree
- Meet Graduate School admissions requirements
|Tuition / credit hour||$437.54|
|Fee / credit hour|
|Network & Data Systems||$12.10|
Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.
Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.