Certificate in Applied Social Research

The 18‐credit certificate in applied social research may be earned separately or simultaneously with the M.S.

This certificate program enables students to acquire knowledge and skills in applied social research without necessarily pursuing a graduate degree. It also provides marketable career skills for graduate degree-seeking students.

Because the certificate program involves a limited number of credit hours and coordinates with the type of statistics and methods courses offered in a number of graduate degree programs, it may be pursued simultaneously with other graduate programs such as sociology, social work, public administration, social policy and urban services. At the same time, individuals seeking more limited, specialized training may pursue the certificate independently.

Students may not be able to enroll full-time or complete the certificate in one year given the limits on course scheduling.

For a full overview, admission requirements and degree requirements, please visit the VCU Graduate Bulletin.