Quantitative Research, Assessment, and Evaluation in Education Certificate

Graduate Certificate

The courses for the Quantitative Research, Assessment, and Evaluation in Education (QRAE) Certificate post to the student’s transcript as a separate area of work. Courses should be chosen from the “Program Requirements” list below. Most of the courses are currently offered in face-to-face or hybrid format. This certificate program accepts applications from Purdue University graduate students from any Purdue West Lafayette graduate programs.

This program has rolling admission. Applications must be fully complete and submitted (including all required materials) and all application fees paid prior to the deadline in order for applications to be considered and reviewed. For a list of all required materials for this program application, please see the “Admissions” section below.

  • July 1 is the deadline for Fall applications.
  • November 15 is the deadline for Spring applications.
  • March 15 is the deadline for Summer applications.

This program does not lead to licensure in the state of Indiana or elsewhere. Contact the College of Education Office of Teacher Education and Licensure (OTEL) at licensure@purdue.edu before continuing with program application if you have questions regarding licensure or contact your state Department of Education about how this program may translate to licensure in your state of residence.


How to Apply


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Application Instructions for the Quantitative Research, Assessment, and Evaluation Certificate program from the Office of Graduate Studies:

In addition to a submitted application (and any applicable application fees paid), the following materials are required for admission consideration, and all completed materials must be submitted by the application deadline in order for an application to be considered complete and forwarded on to faculty and the Purdue Graduate School for review.

Here are the materials required for this application:

  • Official, current Purdue transcripts
  • Graduate School Form 18 for Dual Enrolled students. Please upload this form with your application with your signature and information only. Our office will obtain the necessary faculty signatures.
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History Statement

We encourage prospective students to submit an application early, even if not all required materials are uploaded. Applications are not forwarded on for faculty review until all required materials are uploaded.

When submitting your application for this program, please select the following options:

  • Campus and Program Tab:
    • Select a Campus: Purdue West Lafayette (PWL)
    • Select your proposed graduate major: Educational Studies
  • First Choice Program Details Tab:
    • Please select an Area of Interest: Educational Psychology
    • Please select a Degree Objective: Quantitative Research Graduate Certificate
    • Primary Course Delivery: Residential

Program Requirements

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There is a five-year time limit for completion of the QRAE Certificate Program, beginning in the semester when the first elective course is taken. To earn the certificate, students must complete all courses with an “A” or “B” grade.

Prerequisite Courses

EDPS 53300 – Introduction to Educational Research I: Methodology (or equivalent course)
EDPS 55600 – Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis Methods in Education I (or equivalent course)
EDPS 55700 – Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis Methods in Education II (or equivalent course)

12 Credit Hours of Coursework (choose among the following)

EDPS 53100 – Introduction to Measurement and Instrument Design
EDPS 63200 – Seminar in Research Procedures in EducationRecent topics include Meta-analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Computerized Adaptive Testing, Multilevel Modeling (variable title; can be taken multiple times)
EDPS 63500 – Psychometric Theory and Application
EDPS 63600 – Item Response Theory
EDPS 63800 – Factor Analytic Procedures


Course Content Information or Blackboard:
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