Program overview

The Research Methods in Psychology Certificate focuses on research methodology and challenges students to think critically about how research is conducted, analyzed and effectively communicated through written and oral forms. Program coursework also allows students to apply concepts learned from various courses to an independent study project that could lead to future published research or presentations.

This certificate is ideal for students who intend to pursue graduate training in psychology as it will give them intensive research experience and a competitive edge when seeking post-graduate study and employment opportunities.

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Program requirements

The Research Methods in Psychology Certificate features coursework that helps students to develop an understanding of scientific methods in psychology, how they are used to design and conduct research and how findings can be analyzed and applied in practical settings and communicated via presentations or published work.

Earning this certificate will equip students with not only a credential but an advantage in the field as many academic institutions seek to hire research assistants, in both social and behavioral research centers, with a bachelor’s degree and research experience.


Research Methods in Psychology Certificate

Elaine Scorpio

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center

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Academic Focus: Psychology

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