Qualitative Research, Postgraduate Certificate | Kent State University | Kent, United States
12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
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The Qualitative Research graduate certificate from Kent State University is for students who wish to improve their ability to design, conduct, analyze and quality-assess qualitative approaches to research used in the context of funded research, educational assessment, program evaluation, critical, creative, exploratory or theoretical endeavors or other applications.

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The courses in this Qualitative Research program from Kent State University offer students inter-and trans-disciplinary opportunities to learn and develop skills in qualitative methodologies, including grounded theory, phenomenology, ethnography and descriptive approach; as well as methods, including observation, interviewing, transcription, data analysis, use of software, analytic memoing and others.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Argue for the value of qualitative methodological approaches and help others understand the value of this form of inquiry to enhance understanding within their respective fields.
  • Critique and review a wide variety of qualitative research in their respective fields.
  • Create and enact a variety of forms of high-quality, ethical qualitative research in their respective fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Research Methods in Communication
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Geography
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Methods for Public Health Research
  • Qualitative Methods in Sociology
  • Qualitative Research Design
  • Humanities-oriented Research in Education
  • Geographies of Memory and Heritage
  • Research in Music Education
  • Philosophy of Music Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


18 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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