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Research Post-Master's Certificate

School of Education

Overview

Capella’s Post-Master’s Certificate in Research can help build participants’ expertise in high-level problem solving for educational organizations and institutions. Learners will use quantitative and qualitative methodologies, current theories, and application strategies as they strengthen their understanding of this vital area within education.

This program is designed to help learners strengthen their understanding of conceptualizing and implementing analytic driven solutions throughout the education discipline. As you complete the certificate, you will be able to apply your expertise in a variety of qualitative designs including, but not limited to, basic qualitative design, case study, ethnography, grounded study, and phenomenology.

Courses in this post-master’s certificate program offer high-quality, stand-alone learning experiences, or they can be combined toward the partial completion of a PhD in education.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start October 9th

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$707 per credit, 28 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Grants

Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

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Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Federal Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ED8132 Educational Quantitative Research
ED8121 Tests and Measurement for Educational Research

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Post Masters Research Certificate Online - Capella University

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