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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012


The Institutional Research and Assessment Certificate is for professionals in or aspirants for leadership positions in post-secondary settings and those who seek to learn more about assessment and institutional research and their role in American higher education. The program provides knowledge and skills development in the areas of higher education assessment, institutional research, technology, and the organization of higher education. Students have the option (strongly recommended for students without full-time work experience) of adding Internship in Higher Education (HIED 6/76492) at the conclusion of the certificate.

Admission Requirements

As a graduate-level certificate, this program may be pursued by current degree-seeking students or by non-degree graduate students. For consideration, all students must submit an application, application fee, transcripts, a resume, a statement of goals, and two letters of reference. Review of applications will be handled by the coordinator for the Institutional Research and Assessment Certificate, who will also evaluate courses for transfer (if substitute syllabi are submitted by student).

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

To successfully complete the Institutional Research and Assessment certificate, a student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA within the certificate. An internship (HIED 6/76492) may be completed at the conclusion (or near conclusion) of the program in an institutional research or assessment setting. The internship is optional, but is strongly recommended.

Course Title Credits
Research in Educational Services     or
Approved Research Elective
EVAL 6/75510 Statistics I for Educational Services 3
EVAL 6/78806 Higher Education Data and Institutional Research 3
HIED 6/76651 Student Affairs Functions in Higher Education 3
HIED 6/76749 Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 3
Choose from the following: 3
EVAL 6/78715 Survey Design and Applied Research in Education (3)  
EVAL 6/78716 Educational Statistics II (3)  
HIED 6/76665 Technology, Systems and Data in Higher Education Administration (3)