Online Master of Arts in Survey Research
The online Master’s in Survey Research is an intensive, 30-credit, program designed to meet the needs of today’s survey research practitioners. The program provides extensive training in all stages of the survey research process, including project design and management, questionnaire construction, sampling, methods of data collection, data analysis, and reporting. Many graduates go on to careers in public opinion polling, management, market research, health care, and public policy.
The MA curriculum
The following courses are recommended for completion of the master’s degree. Master’s degree students and their advisors decide the most appropriate course of study. All Master’s degree students are also required to take a comprehensive exam during their final semester. This is a Graduate School requirement and is separate from any course.
View our course descriptions for more details.
Plan of Study
|Course Name||Core/Elective||Credits||Semester Offered|
|Principles & Methods of Survey Research (PP 5379)||C||3||Fall, Spring|
|Qualitative Methods in Survey Research (PP 5377)||C||3||Spring|
|Applied Quantitative Methods(PP 5376)||C||3||Fall|
|Attitude Formation (PP 5385)||C||3||Fall|
|Internship*||C||6||Arrange with instructor|
|Choose two of the following (more if substituting)*|
|Advanced Quantitative Methods (PP 5332)||E||3||Spring|
|Methods of Data Collection (PP 5378)||E||3||Summer|
|Political Polling (PP 5384)||E||3||Varies|
|Advanced Questionnaire Design (PP 5383)||E||3||Spring|
|Project Management (PP 5382)||E||3||Varies|
|Surveys for Market Research (PP 5387)||E||3||Spring|
|Survey Research Analysis and Report Writing||E||3||Varies|
|Evaluating Public Programs (PP 5322)||E||3||Summer|
|Intro to Multipopulation Survey Research Methods (PP 5397)||E||3||Summer|
|Seminar in the Future of Survey Research (PP 5397)||E||3||Fall|
* students with two years of relevant work experience may substitute coursework for the internship
** students must take 30 credits in the UConn GPSR to earn a Master’s Degree
For more information about the Master of Arts in Survey Research, please contact Valerie Rogers or call the Department of Public Policy at (860) 570-9343.