This certificate is designed to provide students with advanced preparation in data collection and analysis as related to key educational issues nationally and cross-nationally. This certificate is also designed to respond to the growing demand for national and international training in mixed methods research.
Through our certificate, you will:
|Academic credential granted||Advanced Certificate (AC)|
|Credits required for completion||13|
|Time to completion||2 to 4 semesters|
|Course delivery||On campus|
Data collection and analysis within institutional and organizational settings, including:
|Application deadline|| |
Fall: April 1, then rolling
CEP 523 Statistical Methods Inference II (prerequisite: CEP 522 or equivalent)
ELP 575 Education and Globalization
ELP 594 Qualitative Research Methods Part II (prerequisite: ELP 593)
CEP 512 Survival Analysis
CEP 526 Structural Equation Modeling
CEP 527 Large-Scale Data Analysis
CEP 528 Hierarchical Linear Modeling
CEP 529 Applied Regression Analysis
ELP 511 Comparative Higher Education
ELP 566 Comparative and Global Studies in Education
ELP 574 Education in Asia
ELP 692 Case Study Research Methods
You must have a bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (with some possible exceptions).
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Admission Decision: The admission decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.
If you are currently unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL tests because they are canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.
The TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition is a safe and convenient option for students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT test at a test center due to public health concerns.