Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods
The Department of Sociology and Social Work offers a Certificate in Social Science Research Methods. This certificate will prepare students to work in applied and institutional research settings. The courses required for the Social Science Research Methods Certificate focus on the understanding and application of social science research methods commonly used in the public and private sectors. The graduate certificate is open to students enrolled in any graduate program at Texas Woman’s University as well as to qualified individuals seeking only the Social Science Research Methods Certificate.
Students already admitted to a graduate program at TWU should consult with the Chair or Graduate Advisor of their program to determine whether the coursework taken for the Social Science Research Methods Certificate will apply towards their degrees. Students seeking admission to a master or doctoral program, in addition to the certification, must meet the entrance requirements of their degree program.
Students entering TWU only for the Social Science Research Methods Certificate must meet the master’s-level entrance requirements for the Graduate School. For certificate-only students, the Department of Sociology and Social Work requires that students have completed three semester credit hours of undergraduate statistics for the social sciences and provide a Statement of Purpose (500-600 words) describing the reason the Social Science Research Methods Certificate is sought and its importance in relation to career goals. It is understood that the student’s major department will detail their specific expectations with regard to the statistical background of students who pursue this certificate.
The Social Science Research Methods Certificate requires 18 semester credit hours of coursework to be completed with an average of ‘B’ or better.
Sociology Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods Program of Study (18 semester credit hours)
|Required Courses (9 SCH)|
|SOCI 6363||Intermediate Social Statistics||3|
|SOCI 5773||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|or SOCI 6203||Seminar on Research Methods|
|SOCI 6203||Seminar on Research Methods (Advanced Statistical Methods)||3|
|Electives (9 SCH)|
|Select 9 semester credit hours from the following with the approval of the student's Advisory Committee, and the Chair or Graduate Advisor of the respective department offering the course:||9|
|Research Methods in Family Sciences|
|Issues in Early Childhood Research and Evaluation|
|Advanced Quantitative Research Methods In Family Sciences|
|Advanced Qualitative Research Methods In Family Sciences|
|Strategic Organizational Theory in Healthcare|
|Research Methods for Managerial Decision Making|
|Data Collection and Analysis|
|Methods in Health Education Research|
|Critical Inquiry in Information Analysis|
|Qualitative Research Methods and Program Evaluation|
|Advanced Qualitative Research Design and Analysis|
|Seminar on Research Methods|
|Qualitative Research Methods|
|Other courses may be selected as electives with approval of the student's Advisory Committee, the Chair or Graduate Advisor of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, and the Chair or Graduate Advisor of the respective department offering the course.|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||18|