Master of Arts in Survey Research

Curriculum and Courses

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

How to Apply

Contact us

For more information about the Master of Arts in Survey Research, please contact Candace Fitzpatrick, Department of Public Policy Interim Administrative Program Director, at