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Certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies

From the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy


Designed to respond to the growing demand for national and international training in qualitative research, this program is ideal for researchers and non-degree students who would like additional preparation in designing and conducting qualitative studies, and who may be called upon to teach qualitative research methods in their institutions. This certificate is offered primarily on the Athens campus.

Academics / Curriculum

Students in the residential campus certificate program will take a minimum of 15 credit hours of graduate coursework in Qualitative Research and complete a qualitative or mixed methods dissertation. For information on our on-line program.

The Student Experience

The University of Georgia Lifelong Learning Association provides a communication network for students, faculty, and professionals interested in lifelong learning. The group also promotes social and professional interaction among lifelong learners and supports learning experiences such as seminars, field trips, workshops, and leadership opportunities.

Career Outlook

Graduate Placements

Data reflects graduates of the degree program as a whole, not any one specialization.

Year Continuing School Employed Full-Time Employed Part-Time Unemployed Other

Where Alumni Are

The state of North Carolina
14% North Carolina
The state of Georgia
12% Georgia

What Alumni Say

The Qualitative Certificate Program was one of the most relevant aspects of my doctoral education. It puts you a step above the competition when it comes to positions with a research or methodological focus. I don’t know where I’d be academically had I not completed this program with UGA’s stellar faculty and it’s international reputation.

Lisbeth Berbary Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, 2009

Career Fields2

  • Faculty Members interested in conducting and teaching qualitative research in many fields
  • Research Scientists
  • Evaluation Specialists
  • Project Managers

Admissions Information

Deadline to apply: Rolling admissions

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