College of Education

Research Methods in Education

Graduate Certificate

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Program Summary

Fall 2022
Application Dates: 07/22/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Spring 2023
Application Dates: 12/9/2022
Start Dates: 01/9/2023
Summer 2023
Application Dates: 04/15/2023
Start Dates: 05/15/2023
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 15
Cost per credit: $715.50
Kelly Bradley

Kelly Bradley

Department Chair

Professor

College of Education

Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

131 Taylor Education Building

(859) 257-3178

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Specialize in education research methods that can be applied to a host of disciplines such as social sciences, physical sciences, business, K-12 instruction and administration. 

Program Summary

Fall 2022
Application Dates: 07/22/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Spring 2023
Application Dates: 12/9/2022
Start Dates: 01/9/2023
Summer 2023
Application Dates: 04/15/2023
Start Dates: 05/15/2023
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 15
Cost per credit: $715.50

Acquire Skills in Research Techniques

Explore quantitative methods, assessment, evaluation, and measurement which can be applied at the introductory level in your specific fields. An added benefit: this program is also open to all University of Kentucky students admitted to the Graduate School who would like want to compliment their graduate program with coursework in research methods.

 

Admissions Requirements

  • Satisfy requirements of the graduate school for admission to certificates (see the Guidelines for Graduate Certificates).
  • Complete the Research Methods Certificate course plan*.
  • Effective Fall 2016, there will be no application fee for currently enrolled graduate students. Students applying exclusively for a certificate will be charged the standard $65 fee.
  • To date, the Graduate School has applied the policy that credit hours accrued toward a graduate certificate can also be applied toward a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree.


​NOTE: All students wishing to pursue a graduate certificate must submit an Graduate School application. This may seem excessive, particularly in instances where a certificate is nested within a graduate program. However, this is the only way we can accurately report total certificate enrollment.
 

*Research Methods Certificate course plan (15 credit hours)

The certificate combines 12 hours of core courses and 3 hours of elective coursework for a total of 15 hours.

  • EPE/EDP 557: Gathering, Using and Analyzing Educational Data I
  • EPE 619: Survey Research
  • EPE/EDP 620: Introduction to Evaluation
  • EPE 663: Field Studies in Educational Settings
  • One elective

For additional details, you can read our course description and syllabi here.

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Kelly Bradley

Kelly Bradley

Department Chair

Professor

College of Education

Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

131 Taylor Education Building

(859) 257-3178

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.