If you are a UB doctoral student (UB master's students may seek permission to enroll) looking for advanced training in qualitative methods or looking to apply research skills to address specific institutional problems, this advanced certificate is for you. Our advanced certificate in qualitative methodology provides you with an opportunity to specialize in a qualitative methodology within the social and human sciences — responding to the increased demand for research informed by qualitative methods across multiple institutional and organizational settings.
This program is only available for current University at Buffalo graduate students.
This program has been approved to enroll new students for the fall 2018 semester. The application will be available in the coming weeks.
Through our certificate, you will gain skills in:
|Academic credential granted||Advanced Certificate (AC)|
|Credits required for completion||12|
|Time to completion||2 to 4 semesters|
|Course delivery||On campus|
Qualitative research within institutional and organizational settings, including:
|Application deadline||Priority Deadlines |
Fall: April 1, then rolling until Aug. 10
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling until Jan. 10
You have the option to take one elective course outside of GSE.
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 (UBIT login required), 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.
In order to qualify for the in-state residency tuition rate, you are required to provide residency documentation indicating you have lived in New York State (NYS) 12 months prior to your semester start date.
If accepted, you will need to upload 3 documents to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. See Required Documents for Residency Application for more information.
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.