Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Mixed Methods Research

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 18
  • $357.00
  • $750.00

Program Overview

The online Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills and research credentials necessary for their careers. 

Students of the Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate gain: 

  • A valuable credential to add to their resume/vitae to help advance their careers.
  • A wealth of experience by learning from recognized academic researchers and faculty in the UNL Department of Educational Psychology.
  • Research skills and knowledge in mixed methods research.
  • The ability to complete the certificate in as little as a year.

The pressure to conduct research by federal, state and accreditation agencies is becoming more and more prevalent in a variety of settings, including academia and health care. Research is increasingly reliant on mixed methods techniques. The Mixed Methods Research graduate certificate is a stand-alone credential that can provide students with the research skills necessary to fulfill this vital need.

Note: The Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate can be incorporated into a UNL master’s degree in Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods or other graduate programs with adviser approval. 

Career Outlook: The Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate is well-suited for current and future doctoral students seeking to enhance professional skills and training. It can be beneficial to individuals with no training in mixed methods research such as those from the allied health professions. 

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Taken the GRE

  4. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  5. A written personal statement

  6. 3 letters of recommendation

  7. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  8. Vitae or resume

  9. Scholarly writing sample(s) - optional

  10. Please note the GRE may not be required for some students. Request information or call to speak with an adviser.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for Graduate Studies
  2. Pay $50 application fees
  3. Complete and submit a separate application the academic department

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EDPS 900KQualitative Approaches to Educational Research3
Prereq: EDPS 459/859 or equivalent; EDPS *800 or equivalent. Uses of qualitative research methods in education. The theoretical premises of research using qualitative methods and the application of this information through critique and planning research.  Qualitative methods for data collection.
EDPS 860Applications of Selected Advanced Statistics3
Variety of parametric and nonparametric analyses, including analysis of variance (completely randomized design and various factorial designs), regression analysis, analysis of covariance, full model stepwise multiple regression, chi square Mann-Whitney U, and Wilcoxon test. Understanding and application of these analyses. Appropriate mainframe and microcomputer statistical packages utilized to assist in the numerical analysis of data. Prerequisite: EDPS 859
EDPS 870Introduction to Educational and Psychological Measurement3
Introduction to the construction, evaluation, and ethical use of measurement instruments commonly used in education and psychology. Test construction principles, item analysis, reliability, validity, ethical issues in testing, and evaluation of standardized tests. Prereq: EDPS 859 or equivalent
EDPS 936Mixed Methods Research3
Prereq: EDPS 800 or equivalent, and EDPS 900K EDPS 936 is for students already familiar with quantitative and qualitative research. An introduction to mixed methods research as a distinct methodology in social science research Topics include the value and use of this approach, philosophical assumptions, various types of design, and approaches to designing and conducting mixed methods research.
EDPS 859Statistical Methods3
Computation and interpretation of measures of central position, variability and correlation; introduction to sampling, probability, and tests of significance.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.