Schools Offering Research Certificates
University of Adelaide (Australia)
This Australian school offers a graduate certificate in online learning (higher education) that encompasses coursework in literacy technologies as well as the latest developments in educational research spread over four classes. This latter course in particular focuses on the changes being undergone by a wide array of research methods. While this certificate is primarily targeted at staff of the university, it is also open to applicants currently employed in academia or going into teaching. The cost is $1,500 (Australian) per class.
Nova Southeastern University
The Florida school offers a graduate certificate in qualitative research from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. This is a new program, which began in January of 2009. Offered entirely online, it consists of twenty-four credit hours, which breaks down into eight courses. The coursework deals with gaining an in depth understanding of qualitative research methods, appraising the use of them by others, and composing personal research in keeping with the findings. Candidates with a bachelor or master’s degree are welcome to apply for admission. The cost is $545 per credit hour.
Florida State University
This school offers a graduate certificate in institutional research. It consists of eighteen credit hours, which breaks down into six courses, and seeks to deepen the student’s understanding of national databases against the backdrop of education. The cost is $1,000 per course. Applicants must possess at least a bachelor’s degree.