Qualitative Methodology, AC

Our advanced certificate in qualitative methodology provides specialized training in advanced qualitative research methods within the social and human sciences, meeting the growing demand across various institutional and organizational contexts. Students target specific institutional challenges through advanced qualitative research. This program is exclusively for current University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education doctoral students. UB GSE master's students may seek permission to apply.

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Why choose UB’s program?

  1. Our program equips you with essential skills in data collection, analysis and reporting.
  2. You'll master a diverse range of methodologies, including case study research, ethnography, discourse analysis and other qualitative strategies.
  3. Students gain comprehensive expertise to effectively address complex research questions and contribute meaningfully to their field.


Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 12
Time to completion 2 to 4 semesters
Course delivery On campus
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: April 1, then rolling until Aug. 10
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling until Jan. 10

The Value of an Advanced Certificate

In today’s dynamic professional environment, continuous self-improvement is essential for career success. Advancements, competition and evolving landscapes require professionals to maintain current, industry-relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies. Advanced certificates can complement completed degrees or serve as standalone credentials. Regardless of your chosen path, an advanced certificate offers additional knowledge and opportunities to refine professional skills, facilitating career advancement. They offer a flexible, accessible and cost-effective educational route to pursue career goals and remain competitive.

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New Program for Fall 2018

This program has been approved to enroll new students for the fall 2018 semester. The application will be available in the coming weeks.

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