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2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Social Research Certificate

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Vicky M. MacLean
(615) 898-2692

The Applied Social Research certificate offers students the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge and training in applied social research methods without necessarily pursuing a graduate degree. Students may pursue the certificate simultaneously while completing an advanced degree. Completion of the program will enable students to (1) obtain marketable job/career skills in applied social research with expertise in qualitative analysis and writing, quantitative methods, data analysis software packages, and program evaluation methods; and 2) apply ethically and socially informed judgment to social research by using sociological concepts to effectively inform academic audiences, policy makers, community planners, and organizational units.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies (askgrad@mtsu.edu).

Applicant must

  1. meet the admission requirements of the University and the program.
  2. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Applied Social Research Graduate Certificate program requires

  1. a B.A. or B.S. degree with beginning level skills in statistics/research methods;
  2. an acceptable grade point average in all college work taken.

Certificate Requirements

Once admitted to the program, candidate must

  1. complete 15 hours of graduate-level credit hours beyond the baccalaureate;
  2. maintain an overall GPA of 3.0;
  3. not earn more than three credit hours of C in the certificate program curriculum.

One of the following:

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