About the Program

research pictureThe Institutional Research Graduate Certificate is an 18-unit certificate that is housed in the Department of Psychology, yet welcomes students from any undergraduate discipline. It provides an introduction to the field of Institutional Research and forms a solid base for those pursuing as well as starting a career in Institutional Research to advance in their knowledge of the field. This online program is for students and entry level career professionals to explore the discipline of IR and is offered through the California State University system at a reasonable price by seasoned IR professionals with experience in the California Community College system, the University of California system and the California State University system.

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Application Deadline: Spring 2015 Cohort

  1. Priority application period closed: Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
  2. Application period closes: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
  3. Payment deadline: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
  4. First course begins: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Application Deadline: Spring 2016 Cohort

  1. The priority application period will on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015. For HSU matriculated students, materials must be received or postmarked by this date at 11:59pm in order to be considered for a lowered tuition (see FAQ for more information).