Policy, Planning, and Management

Certificate of Graduate Study in Applied Research and Evaluation Methods

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Applied Research and Evaluation Methods is designed for students and practitioners who want to learn to use data more effectively on the job and in the community. The certificate emphasizes data acquisition, data analysis and presentation, choosing and applying statistical techniques to real world problems, and practical application of analytical tools.

The certificate is a stand-alone credential, or the 12 credits may be transferred into the Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management.

Students select four courses (12 credits) including two requried courses and two electives from the following list of approved courses. Other courses may be approved upon request.

Required courses (6 credits):

Select an additional two courses (6 credits) from the following list:

Other courses from BUS, GYA, ESP, and STA may be approved upon request. Please check with your advisor on other appropriate courses.

Visit USM Admissions for information on the graduate certificate program application process.