Increase your competitiveness for research positions in higher education and beyond. This interdisciplinary graduate certificate in qualitative research is the only program of its kind in South Carolina.
Students with a master's degree in any field will learn to conduct qualitative research from experts and tailor projects to meet their personal interests and career goals. Graduates will demonstrate their expertise and compete for roles at universities and policy and research institutes.
Prepare for work in policy institutes, nongovernmental organizations, research institutions, higher education and more.
Workshop your own original data while developing in-depth knowledge in qualitative inquiry with our expert faculty.
Study a range of coursework from ethnography to participatory action research to qualitative case study.
Explore areas of qualitative research that interests you in three elective courses of your choosing.
What You’ll Study
Courses focus on theory, method and design across different qualitative research methods/methodologies to prepare you in the study and practice of qualitative inquiry. Advanced courses include ethnography, narrative analysis, participatory action research and qualitative case study.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Higher Education
- Research Institutes
- Private Organization