Graduate Certificate Quantitative Analyses

Program Director
Dr. Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell

College of Education 276
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Phone: 704-687-8539 Opt. 1

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The Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Analyses program will target experienced educators who hold a master’s degree in a related educational field. Individuals attracted to the new program will seek to deepen their statistical skills for improving education outcomes. Other students may pursue the certificate as a means of transitioning into a career in higher education or a research organization.

The certificate will serve multiple groups of students:

  1. Students currently earning their doctorate degree and add an additional course to earn the certification in Quantitative Analyses.
  2. Potential students who have earned their masters, could earn the certificate and consider applying to the new PhD program.
  3. Students in the masters program and have an interest in research could add additional courses to earn the certificate.
  4. Current university faculty or staff with an interest to refresh/add to their current quantitative analysis skills

Course Requirements: The following (12 credit hours) comprise the graduate certificate at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. The student has the option to select either Structural Equation Modeling or Hierarchical Linear Modeling.

Master’s Level Certificate

Doctoral Level Certificate

RSCH 6110 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

RSCH 8110 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

RSCH 6120 Advanced Statistics

RSCH 8120 Advanced Statistics

RSCH 7140 Multivariate Statistics

RSCH 8140 Multivariate Statistics

RSCH 7150 Structural Equation Modeling


RSCH 7160 Hierarchical Linear Modeling

RSCH 8150 Structural Equation Modeling


RSCH 8160 Hierarchical Linear Modeling


Courses as electives
In addition to earning the graduate certificate, these courses can also be counted as electives towards your doctoral degree (if your program has room for electives).

Admissions Requirements

  • Official transcript(s) of all academic work attempted since high school indicating a GPA of 3.5 (on a scale of 4.0) in a graduate degree program.
  • At least three references of someone who knows the applicant's current work and/or academic achievements in
    previous degree work.
  • A two page essay describing prior educational and research experiences and objectives for pursuing the quantitative graduate certificate.
  • A current resume or vita.
  • A professional writing sample (e.g., published article, manuscript submitted for publication, term paper submitted in
    prior coursework, abstract of thesis, teaching manual)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 220 (computer-based), 557 (paper-based), or 83 (internet based) or a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 is required for any applicant whose native language is not English. All tests must have been taken within the past two years.

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