Post Master’s Certificate in Research Essentials

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Take your research skills to the next level

Develop advanced qualitative and quantitative research skills with a Post Master’s Certificate in Research Essentials. Designed for working professionals who hold a master’s degree, this new certificate program offers educational training that can help prepare you to pursue professional roles, such as field interviewer, research assistant or market survey representative.

In this Research Essentials certificate program, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply research skills to respond to problems or issues in your organization
  • Apply methods and designs that align with the purpose of your research while being consistent with ethical standards
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative analyses to address research questions

You can complete your program online in 10 months by taking one 8-week course a time, so you can balance work and life on the path to your certificate. If you decide to pursue a doctoral degree at a later time, courses from this certificate program can apply toward your University of Phoenix® doctoral program.

Course length:

8 weeks

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Requirements and prerequisites

The Post Master’s Certificate in Research Essentials requires 12 credits from a required set of courses.

Core courses

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The Dynamics Of Group And Team Leadership LDR726
Emerging Managerial Practices MGT726
The Impact Of Technology On Organizations ORG726
Organizational Diagnosis And Intervention ORG727
Organizational Theory And Design ORG716
Architecture Of Leadership LDR736

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Post Master’s Certificate in Research Essentials, you can:

Lay the groundwork for your doctorate

Not ready for the rigor of a doctoral degree yet? Your Post Master’s Certificate in Research Essentials courses can apply toward your doctoral degrees when you’re ready to take on the dissertation and residency requirements.

Access a wealth of resources

Built for working adults, our hub of post-master’s and doctoral resources is designed to support your educational journey. This includes access to University research centers, experienced faculty, and industry professionals ready to mentor you along the way.

Study when it works for you

Designed to fit into the lives of busy working adults, our new Post Master’s Certificate in Research Essentials can be completed just one 8-week course at a time, so you can balance life and work on the path to your certificate.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward a Post Master’s Certificate in Research Essentials, you’ve got the way.

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