Texas Tech University

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research - Graduate Certificate

Program Description

The 15-hour Certificate in Mixed Methods Research is a graduate-level certificate offered by the Educational Psychology program in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. This certificate program allows current Texas Tech University graduate students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills related to process of developing a mixed methods research, grant, or program evaluation proposal and producing publishable mixed methods studies. The certificate is also for working professionals who wish to learn about mixed methods research and its application in the social and behavioral sciences.

Offered: Depending on the courses selected, the 15-hour graduate certificate can be completed face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online.

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Course Requirements

  • The coursework below which were previously taken (prior to applying for the certificate program) may be applied toward the MMR certificate.
  • If approved, advanced research, measurement, evaluation, and statistics courses that are not listed below may be used to satisfy course requirements.

Required Coursework (6 credit hours)

EPSY 5385: Foundations of Educational Research
Methods of educational research; methods of obtaining, processing, interpreting, and using significant educational data.

EPSY 6349: Foundations of Mixed Methods Research
An introduction to the foundations of mixed methods research.

Electives (9 credit hours)

  • Select two (2) of the following Measurement and Statistics courses:

    EPSY 5381: Intermediate Statistics
    Topics include multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance, multiple comparison tests, and additional non-parametric tests.

    EPSY 6303: Educational Measurement
    Study of psychometric theory, test and instrument development, and use of standardized instruments in educational research.

    EPSY 6302: Survey Research in Education
    The design and implementation of survey methodology in educational settings. Coverage of sampling techniques. Questionnaire design, analysis of data, and strategies for dissemination of findings to specific audiences.
  • 2. Select one (1) among the following Qualitative Research courses:

    EPSY 5382: Qualitative Research in Education
    Study in theoretical perspectives informing qualitative research in education including relevant issues and methodological criteria.

    EPSY 6305: Qualitative Data Analysis in Education
    Study of psychometric theory, test and instrument development, and use of standardized instruments in educational research.

    EPSY 6307: Case Study Research in Education
    Study in design methods, issues, and applications of case study research in education.

Career Opportunities With This Certificate

This certificate will enhance the qualifications of individuals who are seeking research positions in universities, public schools, school districts, and industry.

Semester in which the program can be started

Continuous enrollment, students may begin coursework during any semester.

Estimated hours to completion

15 hours


Admission is rolling so there are no deadlines.