Graduate Certificate in Serious Game and Simulation Design

The Quantitative Research Certificate (QRC) is designed to prepare researchers and scholars to be users and critical consumers of quantitative research. Certificate holders are trained to conduct rigorous, scientific quantitative research.

Students completing the QRC (depending on the chosen track) will be able to:

  • Design effective experimental and quasi-experimental studies
  • Manage and use large scale datasets
  • Analyze various types of datasets (e.g., nested data, longitudinal data) with the appropriate modeling techniques
  • Apply advanced statistical methods (e.g., structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling) in their own research
  • Critically review studies that make use of a diverse set of statistical methods
  • Conduct measurement-related studies using techniques such as factor analysis or item response theory


The graduate certificate is a 16 credit hour program.  All courses are online. 

Required Courses:
IS_LT 7384Designing Games for Learning3
IS_LT 7308Game Engine Skills1
ARCHST 7230Computer Graphic Application for Design I3
IS_LT 9486Advanced Designing Games for Learning3
IS_LT 9480Internship in Information Science and Learning Technologies3
One of the following electives:
IS_LT 9440Learning with Web-based Technologies3
IS_LT 7383Rapid Development Tools for Online Learning3
IS_LT 7888 Intro to VR-enabled Instructional Design3

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