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Research Analyst

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: 15021Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,550.72
  • international: $16,532.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,805.36 $8,056.00
Tuition $2,219.52 $7,470.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $60.00 $60.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,745.36 $8,056.00
Tuition $2,219.52 $7,530.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Mary Takacs, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 73483
mary.takacs@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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In the current knowledge economy and information age, and as organizations recognize the growing need for research on which key policy and strategic decisions are based, the demand for social, market, and marketing research has increased substantially. The Research Analyst graduate certificate program focuses on the theoretical, practical, and ethical underpinnings of research, while equipping you with the statistical, technical and professional skills necessary to do applied research in a variety of different settings throughout the public and private sectors.

In this program, you will 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 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.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Interpret primary and secondary data applying principles of currency, relevance, authority, accuracy and purpose.

  • Design and execute a marketing or social research project to provide recommendations and actionable insights.

  • Manage research projects with due consideration to budget, schedule, quality, scope, ethics, and data governance.

  • Prepare a variety of effective social and marketing research documents and deliverables using knowledge translation and mobilization practices.

  • Communicate results of research using effective and engaging written, oral, visual and multi-media modes, that are appropriate for diverse audience needs.

  • Respond to the evolving sensibilities/concepts of equity, diversity and cultural sensitivity in conducting research.

  • Mitigate risk by the detection of bias in research design and processes.

  • Collect data using varied robust, effective and appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods.

  • Organize and analyze primary and secondary data using industry standard software tools.

  • Conduct research projects in accordance with legal, ethical and professional standards.

  • Develop a career ready profile through goal-setting, on-going professional learning and industry exposure.

  • Evaluate research evidence and findings for the identification of assumptions, soundness of logic and the veracity of claims.

  • Select and synthesize academic, trade, business, institutional, governmental, or non-governmental resources for appropriate research purposes.


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Work Placement

Students complete a twelve-week placement allowing them to gain valuable practical and professional experience.


What is a Research Analyst?

Is our program right for you? You should be detail-oriented, enjoy doing research, and have good communications skills. You care about accuracy and you enjoy thinking critically and analytically and then explaining what you have learned to others.


Student Testimonials

I enrolled in the Humber Research Analysts Post-Grad Program looking for a career change and in less than a year I was working in the research field. The program helped me by connecting me with industry professionals and providing me with the necessary skills needed to land a job in market research. The course gave me the chance to put my knowledge and skills into practice with an internship placement which ultimately lead me to a job. It's amazing how in a year so much has changed and I've been able to kick-start my career in this industry!
 N.P.

This program really works! With research courses comparable to those at a master's degree level, strong industry connections, and outstanding guest speakers, the program justified - and exceeded by far - all my expectations. 
– V.T.


Scholarships

Research Analyst Entrance Scholarship

A Scholarship is presented to a student who has demonstrated academic proficiency (minimum of 80 per cent average) and involvement in extracurricular activities that clearly indicate a commitment to their community as selected by the scholarship committee. In addition, two reference (education, employment and/or community) letters are to be included in the submission package, these reference letters must explain the recipient's commitment to their studies, their academic and/or career goals and their focus on giving back to others. These aspects have also been addressed by the recipient through the submission of a letter addressed to the selection committee (1-2 pages in length), where they also indicate how this scholarship will enable them to succeed in their studies.


Awards

Excellence in Social Research

This annual award is presented to a graduate of the Research Analyst Graduate Certificate Program who has demonstrated a strong commitment to social issues as well as exceptional skills in social research while maintaining an 80% average of higher.

Academic Excellence Award in Research

This annual award is presented to the graduate of the Research Analyst Graduate Certificate Program who has achieved the highest overall average.

Research Analyst Award of Merit

This annual research award is designed to recognize an exemplary research project produced by an individual or group in partial fulfillment of the requirements of RAP 511: Research Seminar. The research project authors will have demonstrated a mastery of research design, qualitative and/or quantitative data acquisition and analysis, as well as presentation skills. 


Industry Partners

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BEworks logo

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health logo

Child Development Institute logo

Citizen Relations logo

The Centre for Teaching & Learning

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Excellence Canada logo

Environics Research

Forum Research logo

Humber Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning logo

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John Howard Society of Ontario

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MaRS logo

MHS Assessments

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OpenLab logo

phase 5 logo

Q-FI Solutions logo

Research Management Group logo

Region of Peel logo

Toronto District School Board logo

TakingITGlobal logo

Unison logo

Vretta logo

Your Career

Graduates of this program may find employment 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, market and marketing researchers, program officers, research consultants, and social survey researchers.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2020 Lakeshore Open Waitlisted
September 2020 Lakeshore Open Open
January 2021 Lakeshore Open Open

Student Success

Lisa Fisher using her laptop

Watch the video to see how Humber's Research Analyst program helped Lisa Fisher find the job she loves.


Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning Events

Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA Conference

Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA Conference

Humber

Sat, October 26, 2019
Off Campus

The (re)Making of a Movement: New Perspectives on the 1960s Counterculture.

The (re)Making of a Movement: New Perspectives on the 1960s Counterculture is the fifth annual interdisciplinary conference presented by Humber College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the Toronto International Festival of Authors.

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RAP Research Forum @ Humber - 2019

RAP Research Forum @ Humber - 2019

Humber

Wed, October 30, 2019 | 02:00 PM
North

Many parts of society, including the research sector, have been experiencing significant changes.

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Fall 2019 Open House

Fall 2019 Open House

Humber

Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM
All Campuses

Come to Open House and get a solid understanding of what it's really like to be a Humber student.

Visiting the campus is one of the best ways to make a decision about college, so join us and speak to faculty and current students, see the labs and take a tour!

General Sessions & Campus Tours

The journey to college brings many questions about your future career, but what about residence, athletics, transfer options or financial assistance? General sessions are designed to help answer these questions and many more. Find the General Sessions related to your campus and come take a tour with us.

School Program Sessions, Tours and Information Booths

Don't just imagine where you'll be studying at Humber, come see for yourself. Program sessions and lab tours offer a better understanding of the learning environment. Staff will provide detailed information about your program, the scope of the industry today and where your education could take you. Feel free to ask questions about your program, curriculum, career and placement opportunities.

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