2020-21 Catalogs

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 upon admission. Students generally take one course per semester.

Students select four courses (12 credits) including one required course and three electives from the following list of approved courses. Other courses may be approved upon request by a faculty advisor.

Required courses (3 credits):

  • PPM 601 Applied Data Analysis and Statistics

Select an additional three courses (9 credits) from the following list:

  • PPM 503/603 Applied Research Methods
  • PPM 522 Introduction to ArcGIS
  • PPM 531 Measuring Performance in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • PPM 622 Applied Policy Analysis
  • MPH 535 Introduction to Epidemiologic Research
  • MPH 545 Applied Biostatistics
  • MPH 650 Applied Public Health Research and Evaluation
  • MPH 676 Data Management and Analytics
  • MPH 677 Regression Models in Health Sciences