Our Master of Arts (M.A.) program helps you develop cutting edge research skills—and turn them into tools for social change. Whether you want to advance your career as part of a school system, nonprofit or corporation, you will learn how to use data to become a leader and trusted decision-maker for your organization.
Our foundational coursework covers quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. You will:
- Explore various statistical analysis methods
- Create quantitative measures and qualitative protocol
- Participate in research studies
- Design your own research studies in a variety of fields
Our faculty are experts in the field. They will show you how to conduct and apply high-quality research to help build a more sustainable, democratic, and just world.
The program learning outcomes for the Master of Arts in Research Methods and Statistics are as follows:
- Students will design research projects with faculty members and community partners using knowledge of the strengths and limitations of diverse modes of inquiry.
- Students will create and evaluate quantitative and/or qualitative instruments/protocols.
- Students will communicate research design and methods in writing according to APA format and orally.
- Students will apply research ethics and adhere to an ethical code of conduct when engaging with professional and local communities.
Admission to our MA program requires a bachelor’s degree.
You will need to complete 45-quarter credit hours. Other requirements include:
- A comprehensive exam or thesis
- An evaluation practicum