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Research Analyst

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Program Code: 15021
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Start Dates: January, May, September
Program Length: 3 semesters
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Program Overview

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:

  • creating research deliverables
  • critical analysis of research studies
  • data storytelling
  • data visualization
  • new research technologies
  • philosophical frameworks for research
  • placement and career preparation
  • professional and ethical concerns when designing research studies
  • report, proposal and grant writing
  • research project management
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Courses

At Humber, courses are delivered in a variety of formats:

In-Person - An in-person course is delivered fully on campus.

Online Asynchronous (A) - An online asynchronous course has no fixed class schedule and allows students to engage with the course at different times according to their needs. Faculty provide modules, which are completed independently by the students according to established deadlines.

Online Synchronous (S) - An online synchronous course is delivered fully online and requires faculty and students to participate in real-time according to a fixed schedule. Classes are scheduled for a specific day and time.

Hybrid - A hybrid course is a combination of in-person and online classes and follows a set schedule. Students must be available to attend in-person classes at scheduled times during the semester.

The chart below outlines the delivery options available for each course in this program, by campus. For some academic terms, there may be more than one delivery option available. You’ll be able to select your preferred options when building your course schedule during open enrolment. Preferences for course delivery will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Some Humber programs are also delivered fully online, where all courses are delivered online.

International students: the impact of studying from outside of Canada on Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility differs significantly based on when you start your program. Please review the PGWP eligibility before choosing your program and course delivery.

Course code and Name Delivery Type by Location
Course Code Course Name North Lakeshore IGS DL/Online
Semester 1
RAPP 5001 Research and Survey Design N/A In-Person In-Person N/A
RAPP 5002 Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis I N/A In-Person In-Person N/A
RAPP 5003 Spreadsheet and Database Management N/A In-Person In-Person N/A
RAPP 5004 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis I N/A In-Person In-Person N/A
RAPP 5005 Communication Skills for Research and Business N/A Online (S) Online (S) N/A
RAPP 5006 Ethics for Research and Business N/A Online (S) Online (S) N/A
Semester 2
RAPP 5011 Research Project Management N/A In-Person In-Person N/A
RAPP 5012 Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis II N/A Online (S) Online (S) N/A
RAPP 5014 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis II N/A In-Person In-Person N/A
RAPP 5016 New Research Technologies N/A In-Person In-Person N/A
RAPP 5023 Work and Career Management Skills N/A Online (S) Online (S) N/A
RAPP 5024 Quantitative Research Methods Software Applications N/A In-Person In-Person N/A
RAPP 5025 Research in Society: Enterprise and Government N/A Online (S) Online (S) N/A
Semester 3
RAPP 5021 Field Experience - Research Analyst N/A Hybrid Hybrid N/A

Work-Integrated Learning  

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

The Humber Advantage

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.

Logit Group Scholarship

Presented to students who identify as Black/African or Indigenous and are entering the Research Analyst Program. Students must demonstrate financial need, an interest in marketing research and have made contributions to their community. Preference will be given to student who are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

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

Presented to a group of students who produced an exemplary research project in partial fulfillment of the requirements of RAPP 5011: Research Project Management. 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

Acceleration Strategy Logo

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 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 in the social, market or marketing research sectors as research analysts, data analysts, research co-ordinators and managers, research grant writers, and research field workers.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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May 2024 Twilight North Open
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International students can now apply to this program at Humber’s new International Graduate School (IGS).

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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May 2024 Condensed Week IGS Open
May 2024 Twilight North Open
Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Condensed Week Lakeshore Open
Sep 2024 Condensed Week IGS Open
Jan 2025 Condensed Week Lakeshore Opening Soon

International students can now apply to this program at Humber’s new International Graduate School (IGS).

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Mary Takacs, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 73483
mary.takacs@humber.ca

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Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

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Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three 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 all listed course requirements.

    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 credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

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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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1, 2

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Dual core, 2 GHz speed Quad Core, 2.66 GHz
OS Windows 7-10, Mac OS 10.10-15 Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Memory 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Storage 5 GB available space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Monitor 1024*768 resolution, 13 inches 1920*1080, 17 inches. 2nd monitor preferable
Other USB3 ports, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port and a USBc port

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Mary Takacs, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 73483
mary.takacs@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,832.58
  • international: $19,169.12

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

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Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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