Institutional Research and Policy Analysis (Graduate Certificate)

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The graduate certificate program in institutional research and policy analysis provides you with the training and skills in education policy and applied data analysis to allow you to critically assess education programs and policies and engage in data-driven decision-making. The certificate consists of courses in which you will analyze data from real-world settings, including your own school or organization. Insights from those analyses will prepare you to make effective decisions in classrooms, schools, districts and other organizations; to present reliable and pertinent data to your colleagues and administrators; and to them identify instructional changes aimed at improving student achievement.

Time to completion

Total hours: 15

Time to completion: 2 semesters (fall, spring)

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Locations & start dates

Tempe campus (Fall)

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This program does not lead to teacher certification.

Opportunities are available to apply credits from this certificate program toward the master's degree in Educational Policy.


This certificate program is designed to advance your career as a:

  • Teacher Administrator
  • Curriculum leader
  • Educator in other educational institutions or community organizations
  • Consultant


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Cost & aid

To get an idea of what you can expect to pay, view ASU’s standard cost of attendance.

There are many ways to reduce your costs, including scholarships and grants just for education students.  Explore your options

Admission requirements

You must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

You must also have earned a bachelor's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution. Minimum GPA: 3.0 (in the last 60 hours of your first bachelor's program).

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