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Designed to respond to the growing demand for national and international training in qualitative research, this program is ideal for researchers and non-degree students who would like additional preparation in designing and conducting qualitative studies, and who may be called upon to teach qualitative research methods in their institutions. This certificate is offered primarily on the Athens campus.

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Program Highlights

  1. Among the oldest and most reputable in the world
  2. Responds to growing demand for national and international training
  3. More than 60 affiliate faculty available to support students
  4. Online certificate available

Deadline to Apply

Students will typically apply to the program when taking QUAL 8410 or an equivalent course

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Faculty and Curriculum

Students in the residential campus certificate program will take a minimum of 15 credit hours of graduate coursework in qualitative research and complete a qualitative or mixed methods dissertation.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Student Life

Since our students are already enrolled in a degree program, student life organizations are largely defined by your area of emphasis.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

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The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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