Prerequisite Courses

To be admitted to the IRGC Program, there are two prerequisite courses, one in graduate level research methods (qualitative or quantitative) and one in graduate level statistics. An assumption of two prerequisite courses is that the student has completed introductory (and possibly intermediate) level courses in both areas. Students may take one, but not both prerequisite courses as a corequisite (i.e., students must have completed at least prerequisite requirement for admission to the program).

Most prospective students have or will complete these prerequisite courses while pursuing a post baccalaureate degree. Both prerequisite courses may be taken elsewhere, and in fact Humboldt State does not currently offer these courses online. If you need to take them, you are welcome to do so at any regionally accredited University or you may complete courses from the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Data and Decisions Academy.

Satisfies Graduate Level Research Design Requirement:
 – Designing IR Research
Satisfies Graduate Level Statistics Requirement:
– Longitudinal Tracking for Institutional Research
Suggested as a Statistics Refresher
– Foundational Statistics for Decision Support

Students may also complete the following courses from Udemy:

Graduate Level Statistics:
Equivalent of Upper division stats, but not grad level
SPSS Refresher: