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Qualitative Research Methods Minor

Qualitative Research Methods Minor

Program Details

The purpose of the minor is to provide graduate students access to a sequence of qualitative methods courses to enhance their understanding of research methods. This concentration of courses also provides our graduates a documented way to demonstrate to potential employers that they have academic preparation in qualitative research methods.

This minor requires 16 credit hours of qualitative research method courses and an internship experience in which students co-teach a methods course with a faculty member. Learm more about our program outcomes.

Required courses

  • EDRE 5640 - Introduction to Qualitative Research (3 credits)
  • EDRE 5645 - Phenomenology, Case Study, and Grounded Theory in Qualitative Research (3 credits) OR EDRE 5645 - Advanced Qualitative Research (3 credits)
  • EDRE 5655 - Ethnography and Narrative Inquiry in Qualitative Research (3 credits)
  • EDRE 5670 - Mixed Methods Research (3 credits)
  • EDRE 5580 - Supervised Internship (1 credit)
  • Three additional credit hours, which may include special topics qualitative methods seminars in or outside of education (i.e., Field Methods in Anthropology - ANTH 5390; Ethics in Research and Practice - FCSC 5121; Feminist Research Methods - WMST 5210); submit courses for approval to the coordinator of the Educational Research program.


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