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.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Dr. Michael Russell
|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:
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.
Undergraduate transcripts are required as part of the application process and graduate transcripts are accepted, but not required. Please note the following:
Only official transcripts, bearing the official seal of the institution and the signature of the relevant administrator, are acceptable.
Copies and unofficial transcripts are not acceptable.
If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate degree at the time your transcript is sent, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.
Transcripts must be mailed to the following address:
Boston College, Lynch School of Education
Office of Graduate Admission, Financial Aid, and Student Services
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467