Graduate Certificate in Social Research
Admission to the Program
Open to students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. The College of Arts and Sciences uses a rolling admission process and applications are accepted at all times for the certificate. Apply online or visit the Graduate Admissions website for additional information.
- 12 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 6 credit hours at the 600-level or above, with grades of C or better Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit.
Course Requirements (12 credit hours)
- SOCY-621 Quantitative Analysis (3)
- SOCY-623 Qualitative Research (3)
- 6 credit hours from graduate-level coursework relevant to social research selected in consultation with the graduate director. Courses outside the Department of Sociology may substituted with the approval of the graduate director.