The Certificate in Institutional Research prepares professionals for higher education careers as institutional research officers and analysts where addressing institution-related questions and problems requires:
The Department of Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment in coordination with the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education, provides this preparation within the highly ranked and internationally recognized Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Our geographic proximity to the concentration of academic and nonprofit institutions in the Greater Boston and Northeast region—and our extraordinary alumni network—provide significant opportunities to enhance your professional career.
|Course Number||Course Name|
|ERME7460||Interpretation and Evaluation of Research|
|ERME7462||Assessment and Test Construction|
|ERME7466||Program Evaluation I|
|ELHE7101||Higher Education in American Society|
|ELHE7301||Organization and Administration in Higher Education|
Schedule of courses subject to change.
The certificate may be achieved through two pathways:
The certificate requirements may be completed in one year (fall, spring, summer). Students must obtain a B or better in each course and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be counted towards the certificate.
To be awarded the certificate, one must complete the program of study form and have it approved by the program coordinator.
Director of Efficacy Analytics and Studies
Director, Innovation Lab
Senior Vice President of Research
Career paths chosen by previous graduates of the MESA Department.
In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include:
To be uploaded to your online Application Form.
In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.
All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be sent to our office before the application deadline. Please note the following:
Only official sealed (unopened) transcripts are acceptable. An official postsecondary transcript must be printed on official institutional paper and include at least one of the following: an institutional watermark, the registrar’s signature, or the registrar's seal.
Copies and unofficial transcripts sent directly from applicants are not acceptable, the transcript must come directly from the institution.
If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degree, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.
Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in email@example.com to ensure it is received by our office.
Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:
Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467