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|
|Principles and Methods 2 (PP 5397)||C||3||Spring|
|Applied Quantitative Methods (PP 5376)||C||3||Fall|
|Attitude Formation (PP 5385)||C||3||Fall|
|Qualitative Methods in Survey Research (PP 5377)||C||3||Spring|
|Survey Research Analysis and Report Writing (PP 5386)||C||3||Varies|
|Seminar in the Future of Survey Research (PP 5397)||C||3||Varies|
|Internship* (PP 5390)||C||6||Arrange with instructor|
|Choose two of the following (more if substituting)*|
|Surveys for Market Research (PP 5387)||E||3||Spring|
|Project Management (PP 5382)||E||3||Varies|
|Political Polling (PP 5384)||E||3||Varies|
|Evaluating Public Programs (PP 5322)||E||3||Summer|
|Advanced Quantitative Methods (PP 5332)||E||3||Spring|
|Applied Survey Analysis (3 separate courses: SPSS, R, Stata) (PP 5397)||E||1 credit each||Summer|
|Multicultural/Multipopulation Research (PP 5397)||E||3||Summer|
* 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 Candace Fitzpatrick, Department of Public Policy Interim Administrative Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.