Research Analyst (2015/16 Program)

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Program Length: 

Two semesters, beginning in September

Contact Information: 

Mary Takacs
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3483

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Applicants will receive further instructions for the submission of secondary requirements following application. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. 

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The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters was
– domestic $5,418.60
– international $14,400.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Our Program

Humber’s Research Analyst graduate certificate program consists of two academic semesters, followed by a twelve-week placement.

In the current knowledge economy and information age, the demand for social and market research has increased substantially as organizations have recognized the growing need for research on which key policy and strategic decisions are based.

The Research Analyst program focuses on the theoretical, practical and ethical underpinnings of research, while also equipping you with the statistical and technical skills necessary to do applied research in a variety of different settings throughout the public and private sectors.

The first two semesters of the program focus on all of the major aspects of the research process including research design, information retrieval and evaluation, data collection, analysis and interpretation and the preparation and presentation of the research findings.

Special features of the program include an emphasis on professional, ethical and legal implications when designing research studies, new research technologies for data collection, analysis, presentation, proposal writing, research entrepreneurship, project management and program evaluation. 

Your Career

Graduates of this program may find employment in areas such as analysts, community and social development officers, consumer advisers, economic policy researchers, education policy researchers, health and social policy development officers, health policy researchers, housing policy analysts, marketing researchers, program officers, research consultants and social survey researchers.

Work Placement

Students complete a twelve-week placement beginning in May, which allows them to gain invaluable practical and professional experience.