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Qualitative Research in Education, Graduate Certificate

If you’re enrolled in a doctoral program at Georgia State University then you’re eligible to study for the graduate certificate in Qualitative Research in Education. The program is for those interested in conducting research or gaining expertise in qualitative research.

To earn the certificate, you must complete a minimum of seven 3-credit-hour doctoral-level qualitative research methods courses with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in those courses, with no grade lower than a B in any course to be counted toward the certificate.

Qualitative Research in Education, Graduate Certificate

If you’re enrolled in a doctoral program at Georgia State University then you’re eligible to study for the graduate certificate in Qualitative Research in Education. The program is for those interested in conducting research or gaining expertise in qualitative research.

To earn the certificate, you must complete a minimum of seven 3-credit-hour doctoral-level qualitative research methods courses with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in those courses, with no grade lower than a B in any course to be counted toward the certificate.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

No admission at this time

Careers

The Qualitative Research in Education Certificate aids in the preparation of students to be employed as:

  • ethnology professors
  • ethnologists
  • historians

Program Details

Note: Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to earn the certificate, students must:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program at Georgia State University
  • have completed at least three courses from the College of Education and Human Development Doctoral Research Core, with a collective GPA in those courses of 3.5 or higher
  • submit the application to the Department of Educational Policy Studies, with the endorsement of an RMS faculty member, prior to defending the dissertation.

Learning Outcomes and Assessments

The faculty evaluate students on the following learning outcomes for the certificate:

  • Addresses the research question(s) with appropriate methodology
  • Demonstrates knowledge of previous research and/or literature in the field
  • Document adhering to the standards of quality writing
  • Oral presentation communicating research in a manner appropriate for the material and audience
  • Potential for contribution to the discipline
  • Demonstrates knowledge in the field of the certificate program in the dissertation defense

Program of Study

A Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research in Education is available from the College of Education and Human Development to eligible students enrolled in a doctoral program at Georgia State University. To earn the certificate, students must complete a minimum of seven 3-credit-hour doctoral-level qualitative research methods courses with a collective GPA of 3.5 or higher in those courses, with no grade lower than a B in any course to be counted toward the certificate.

Four of the seven courses must be the following:

EPRS 8500 Qualitative/Interpretive Research in Education I (3)
EPRS 8510 Qualitative Research in Education II (3)
EPRS 8520 Qualitative Research in Education III (3)
EPSF 9260 Epistemology and Learning

The remaining three courses must be doctoral-level qualitative method courses, bearing a call number of 8000 or higher, from the approved list of certificate courses. The list is updated yearly and available in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. A current list of these courses is provided below:

EPRS 8450 Popular Culture as Qualitative Text (3)
EPRS 8640 Case Study Methods (3)
EPRS 8700 Visual Research Methods (3)
EPRS 9120 Poststructural Inquiry (3)
EPRS 9380 / ECE 9380 Discourse Analysis (3)
EPRS 9400 Writing Qualitative Research Manuscripts (3)
EPRS 9920 Special Topics in Qualitative Research (3)
ANTH 8010 Qualitative Methods in Anthropology (3)
EPSF 9850 Historical Research in Twentieth Century American Education (3)
EPSF 9930 Philosophical Analysis and Method (3)
SOCI 8342 Qualitative Methods in Sociology (3)
COMM 8160 Style and Narrative Analysis (3)
COMM 8410 Qualitative Methods (3)

Other Qualitative Methods courses as approved by the Certificate Coordinator and the Department Chair.

In addition, students must successfully defend a qualitative research dissertation. A faculty member from the Research, Measurement and Statistics (RMS) program of the Department of Educational Policy Studies is required to serve on the student’s dissertation committee.

Description

Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus

non-degree

Graduate Certificate

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Jennifer Esposito
jesposito@gsu.edu
404-413-8281

Educational Policy Studies
epsdept@gsu.edu
404-413-8030

Educational Policy Studies
4th Floor, Suite 450
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA

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