UW-QUAL administers two academic concentrations for students seeking more specialized training and formal recognition.
The QUAL Concentration offers students a foundation in qualitative multi-methods inquiry, allowing them to deepen their research skills in their chosen social science or professional field. Students who choose to add the QUAL Concentration to their degree will gain specific skill sets that will benefit them at university and in their future career. The QUAL Concentration is available to graduate students and professional students.
The Technology and International Security concentration focuses on emerging threats and opportunities at the intersection of technology, security, and policy. It provides methodological and substantive training for students, scientists, lawyers and researchers interested in analyzing and devising situational policy solutions to a wide variety of topics in their historical, cultural, and political contexts. The coursework in this program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.