2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Certificate in Institutional Research

The Certificate in Institutional Research prepares graduates to be qualified to work in the field of Institutional Research (IR), which is work generally completed in colleges and universities to support decision-making and planning. IR investigates a number of functional areas in higher education such as enrollment reporting, enrollment projections, retention, graduation, time-to-degree, student learning, student engagement, student satisfaction, instructional cost and productivity, faculty compensation, faculty and staff job satisfaction, faculty and staff turnover, campus climate, athletics, development, and space utilization. While IR has been predominantly associated with higher education, other organizations (e.g., Federal and State agencies, corporations, non-profits) are starting to value these skill sets, and the Certificate supports these more recent developments.

15 credits

Required Courses

EDPS 602Institutional Research

3

Research methods, 3 credits from

EDPS 640Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research

3

EDPS 643Research Design

3

SOC 681Quantitative and Survey Research Methods

3

PSYS 680Research Methods in Psychology

3

CPSY 653Research Methods in Counseling and Social Psychology

3

Statistics, 3 credits from

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EDPS 642Analysis of Variance

3

SOC 682Social Statistics

3

Electives, 3 credits from

EDPS 646Tests and Measurements

3

EDPS 730Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics

3

EDST 650Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

EDST 660Ethnographic Research in Education

3

EDST 671Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

SOC 681Quantitative and Survey Research Methods

3

SOPS 610Social Psychology

3

SOPS 640Social Psychology of Attitudes

3

SOC 683Qualitative Research Methods

3

EDPS 642Analysis of Variance

3

EDPS 742Multivariate Statistics and Data Mining

3

EDPS 741Applied Regression Analysis

3

EDPS 730Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics

3

Internship, 3 credits from

(requires approval of certificate program director)

EDPS 692Internship in Institutional Research

3

SOC 588Internship 3: Field Experience

1 TO 3

SOPS 695Internship in Applied Social Psychology

3

PSYS 686Applied Practicum

3 TO 6

EDHI 699Practicum in Student Affairs Administration

3

EDAC 699Internship in Adult and Community Education

2 TO 6

Total Credit Hours: 15