Program Overview

The University of Florida’s (UF) Certificate Program in Research Methods in Anthropology is available through the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and is intended for anthropologists and those seeking to become anthropologists, who are looking to strengthen their skills in research methods. This program’s entirely distance learning format was designed for working professionals who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional certificate on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments. This program aims to create a balance between the maximum convenience and flexibility found in an online certificate program, while maintaining the academic excellence of a traditional certificate from an educational institution.

UF’s Anthropology Department believes that social researchers should be skilled in the full range of methods for collecting and analyzing data, and this online graduate level certificate program is aimed to help researchers choose the right tools, emphasizing the integration of complementary applications of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The coursework consists of four classes, or twelve credits, and all of these courses emphasize skills in collecting and analyzing the many types of data that anthropologists work with on a regular basis. Some of the courses students take through this program span topics such as Geospatial Analysis in Cultural Anthropology, Text Analysis in Cultural Anthropology, Network Analysis in Cultural Anthropology, and Video Analysis in Cultural Analysis.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    In order to be eligible for this program applicants must have at least one year of work experience with a nonprofit organization; have attained at least a 2.5 undergraduate GPA; and must not be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.

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