Why earn a certificate in quantitative research methods?

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A UND graduate certificate in Quantitative Research Methods puts on paper your ability to develop meaningful research projects as well as analyze, interpret and report data by using statistical techniques. The program offers two separate tracks — one in education, the other in psychology. Either way, faculty mentor students in writing publications and presenting research. Classes are highly interactive with a focus on research assessment, discussion and project-based applications for real-world issues.

Four learning objectives will enable students to:

  • Show a depth of knowledge in quantitative research methods.
  • Competently plan research projects and gain ethical approval.
  • Implement projects by formulating smart research questions as well as design studies, collect and analyze data.
  • Write and present research reports based on findings.

Quantitative Research Methods Certificate at UND

  • Develop enthusiasm for research and data analysis, positioning yourself as top applicants in master’s and doctoral education programs.

  • Get trained with latest in data analytic methodologies and technology.

  • Gain competitive edge with actionable skills, paired with knowledge sought in pre-kindergarten through higher education and government agencies. 

 Quantitative Research Methods Careers


Median annual salary for survey statistician

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Job growth in North Dakota (compared with 4% for all other occupations/Hanover Research Report)


Paired with a degree program, certificate boosts competitiveness in careers such as university professor of educational research, research program manager, data or research analyst/director or institutional research associate.

Industries hiring data professionals include:

  • Government 
  • Healthcare
  • Public and private companies working in research and development
  • Schools, colleges and universities

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