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Quantitative Research in Education, Graduate Certificate

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

To earn the certificate, you must complete a minimum of seven 3-credit-hour doctoral-level quantitative 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.

Quantitative Research in Education, Graduate Certificate

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

To earn the certificate, you must complete a minimum of seven 3-credit-hour doctoral-level quantitative 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.

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?
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View Admissions Requirements

No admission at this time

Careers

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

  • statistics professors
  • survey research professors
  • survey researchers or survey methodologists
  • program analysts
  • quantitative research methodologists
  • research directors

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 RMS 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 adheres to the standards of quality writing
  • Oral presentation communicates 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 Quantitative 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 quantitative 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 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education I (3)
EPRS 8540 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education II (3)
EPRS 8550 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education III (3)
EPSF 9260 Epistemology and Learning (3)

The remaining three courses must be doctoral-level quantitative 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 8600 Computer Use in Educational Research (3)
EPRS 8620 Program Evaluation I (3)
EPRS 8660 Bayesian Statistics (3)
EPRS 8820 Program Evaluation and Institutional Research (3)
EPRS 8830 Survey Research, Sampling Principles, and Questionnaire Design (3)
EPRS 8840 Meta-Analysis (3)
EPRS 8920 Educational Measurement (3)
EPRS 9350 Introduction to Item Response Theory (3)
EPRS 9360 Advanced Item Response Theory (3)
EPRS 9550 Multivariate Analysis (3)
EPRS 9560 Structural Equation Modeling (3)
EPRS 9570 Hierarchical Linear Modeling I (3)
EPRS 9571 Hierarchical Linear Modeling II (3)
EPRS 9600 Advanced Computer Methods in Educational Research (3)
EPRS 9900 Research Design (3)
PSYC 8430 Psychological Research Statistics (3)

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

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

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Contacts

Program Contact
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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