Masters of Arts in Research Methods and Statistics

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.
Program Requirements

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
Approximate Completion Time

2 years


Department Chair
Dr. Duan Zhang
303-871-3373, KRH 232

Academic Services Associate
Karen LeVelle
303-871-3791, KRH 258

Admissions Contact
Rachel Riley
303-871-2509, KRH 110
Office Hours: By appointment only

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