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Quantitative Research and Inquiry Methodology

Graduate Certificate 

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The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Research and Inquiry Methodology explores a wide variety of data collection and analysis methods. Learn to use quantitative methods to answer real-world questions and effectively communicate your findings.

Gain a deep understanding of statistical modeling and master the skills to conduct applied studies related to your particular research interests. Learn to work through research design issues in the field. Learn to use the latest digital tools and methods for collecting and analyzing data—all from caring professors who are world-renowned experts in quantitative methodologies.

Prepare for careers in such environments as:

  • K–12 education and related settings
  • Research firms
  • Corporate data analytics
  • Government agencies
  • Universities

This program may be of special interest to: 

  • Applied researchers who work within education, industry, and other settings
  • Job seekers interested in positions involving qualitative research
  • Those desiring a credential from a highly ranked university to demonstrate their expertise to employers
  • Current graduate students taking quantitative inquiry courses who want to earn a certificate on their way to degree completion

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Research and Inquiry Methodology, you must complete 14 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (8 credit hours)
  • Electives (6 credit hours)


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • A bachelor's degree
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • GRE scores (required only if applicant does not have an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited US institution)
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores



EDUC-Y 502Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education3 Credits
EDUC-Y 500Computer Laboratory and Consultation for Educational Inquiry1 Credit
EDUC-Y 604Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research3 Credits
EDUC-Y 500Computer Laboratory and Consultation for Educational Inquiry1 Credit


EDUC-Y 527Educational Assessment and Psychological Measurement3 Credits
EDUC-Y 525Survey Research Methodology3 Credits
EDUC-Y 535Evaluation Models & Techniques3 Credits
EDUC-Y 603Statistical Design of Educational Research*3 Credits
EDUC-Y 617Psychometric Theory*3 Credits
EDUC-Y 635Methodology of Educational Evaluation 3 Credits
EDUC-Y 637Categorical Data Analysis3 Credits
EDUC-Y 639Multilevel Modeling3 Credits
EDUC-Y 645Covariance Structure Analysis3 Credits
EDUC-Y 655Longitudinal Data Analysis3 Credits

*Additional EDUC-Y 500 support labs may be required. 

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $480.93
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1442.79

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $576.45
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1729.35
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