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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Spring 2015 Cohort:
The Spring 2015 Cohort began on January 20th, 2015 and is no longer accepting applications. Nine students were admitted and are expected to graduate in May 2016. Students were from two countries (United Arab Emirates and United States of America) and four USA States (California, Indiana, Maryland, and Washington State).

Fall 2015 Cohort: Now Accepting Applications!
– Priority application period closes: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
– Application period closes: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015*
– Letter recommendation and transcripts due: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015*
– First course begins: Monday, August 24th, 2015