Flexible Delivery - Modules are Self-paced for Working Professionals  In-demand Skills - Great Fit for Professionals in Education

Our Program

UW-Stout's Certificate in Institutional Research offers you online course flexibility to start or advance your career as a Director/Associate Director of Institutional Research, Research Analyst, Assessment Coordinator, Data Analyst, Research Associate, and many other positions in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.The Association for Institutional Research maintains a current listing of positions relevant to the knowledge and skills developed through this certificate program.

Our comprehensive program will provide you with a foundation in: 

  • Enrollment management
  • Assessment
  • Accountability
  • Data management and strategic planning

as well as competencies in:

  • Ethical considerations
  • Project management
  • Communication
  • Data collection and analysis

The Institutional Research Capstone Practicum course provides real world experience.

Set your own pace and gain valuable expertise in research methods and processes relevant to multiple audiences including higher education professionals, non-profit and health care administrators, public policy makers, and stakeholders. The online certificate courses are offered concurrently and can be taken in any order. Credits earned can be applied toward UW-Stout's Master of Science in Applied Psychology.

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  Certificate Requirements
  from the 2017-18 Graduate Bulletin


  Phillip Stoeklen
  Certificate Adviser

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  "The course (720) was initially incredibly challenging to me, but as soon as I was able to recognize and appreciate the nuanced similarities between my current profession and civilian evaluation studies it became so much "easier" to traverse through. I firmly believe that this courses content delivery system (modules w/ flexible due dates) is significant advantage, and I have recommended that this course be taken to many of my colleagues who work within both the military and the public school system.

- Stephen Buhrmann