Health Services Administration

The Department of Health Services Administration includes degree programs at baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels, as well as undergraduate minors and a variety of professional education opportunities for health services executives and clinicians. Some programs in the department are the only one of their kind in the state, or first of their kind in the nation. The MSHA Program is ranked #1 in the nation. Degree programs currently available include:

  • Administration - Health Services, PhD
    • Health Services Research, MS
    • Applications of Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate
  • Health Administration, MSHA
    • Tracks: Residential, Executive, International
    • Health Care Leadership, Graduate Certificate
  • Health Informatics, MSHI
    • Tracks: Data Analytics, User Experience, Research
    • Clinical Informatics, Graduate Certificate
  • Healthcare Leadership, DSc
  • Healthcare Quality and Safety, MS and Graduate Certificate
  • Healthcare Simulation, MS and Graduate Certificate
  • Health Care Management, BS
    • Tracks: Clinical Manager, General Manager, Long Term Care Administration, Pre-Professional
    • Minors: Clinical Coding and Reimbursement, Health Care Management, Health Information Management

Applications of Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Applications of Mixed Methods Research is a certificate program that provides researchers with applied knowledge and skills to plan, design, conduct, evaluate, and report mixed methods research in the context of the research topic of interest.

Credentials Conferred

The Graduate Certificate in Applications of Mixed Methods Research is awarded by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Length of Study

The certificate requires 3 semesters (2 courses per semester) OR 5 semesters (1 course per semester)  to complete.

Program Entrance Date

Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters

Requirements for Admission

Students holding a master's degree (MA or MS) and meeting qualifications for admission to the UAB Graduate School.


On completion of the required coursework, the student will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Applications of Mixed Methods Research by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the student’s name will appear in the commencement bulletin. A transcript of the coursework taken for the certificate will be available.

The curriculum for the certificate is offered online as web-based distance education.  The four mixed methods courses are designed as independent courses and can be taken in any sequence.  Each course has a different focus and objectives, and each course covers different aspects and practices of mixed methods research that can be successfully mastered within a separate course.


Required Coursework 12 Hours
AH 777Mixed Methods Research I: Introduction3
AH 778Mixed Methods Research II: Designing and Conducting Mix Mthds Study3
AH 779Mixed Methods Applications in Community-Based Action Research3
AH 783Writing Effective Mixed Methods Grant Proposals3
Elective Coursework (Select 3 hours)
NRM 783Foundations of Qualitative Research3
HCO 628Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research in Public Health3
AH 785Qualitative Research: Analysis and Interpretation3

For detailed information, contact the office for the Graduate Certificate in Applications of Mixed Methods Research, UAB School of Health Professions Building, 1716 9th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1212.
Telephone 205-934-3113
Fax 205-975-6608