The primary goal of the program is to improve the skills of institutional researchers on college and university campuses. The curriculum includes research design, assessment and evaluation of student and faculty issues, and the integration of strategic planning with institutional finance.
Effective Date: Summer Session 2014
Expiration Date: Spring Semester 2019
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 General Admissions Standards. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
Students are expected to have prior knowledge of introductory statistics.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
All candidates are required to take 15 credits of course work in Higher Education including HIED 801, and HIED 830. Students may include up to 6 credits in statistics as part of their program of study for the Institutional Research certificate.
|HIED 801||Foundations of Institutional Research||3|
|HIED 830||Designing Institutional Research Studies||3|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Administration and Organization in Higher Education|
|Higher Education Students and Clientele|
|Internship in Higher Education|
|Planning and Resource Management in Higher Education|
|Studying Students & Student Affairs Program|
|Assessing Student Outcomes & Evaluating Academic Programs|
|Analyzing Faculty Workload, Performance, and Compensation|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.