Graduate Certificates

Survey Research

Graduate Certificate in Survey Research: Online

The Online Graduate Certificate in Survey Research prepares students to use survey research in their careers.

Students completing their 12-credit certificate will learn the skills and competencies needed to conduct high-quality survey research. These competencies include: questionnaire design, sampling techniques, statistical data analysis, data presentation and sources of public opinion formation. The certificate courses can be applied to the Master of Arts in Survey Research provided the student makes the decision to apply to the Master’s degree program prior to having the certificate awarded.


The following courses are recommended for completion of the graduate certificate. Graduate certificate students and their advisors decide the most appropriate course of study.

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Plan of Study

Course Name Core/Elective Credits Semester
Principles & Methods of Survey Research (PP 5379) C 3 Fall, Spring
Choose three of the following*      
Qualitative Methods in Survey Research (PP 5377)** E 3 Fall
Applied Quantitative Methods(PP 5376)** E 3 Fall
Attitude Formation (PP 5385)** E 3 Fall
Advanced Quantitative Methods (PP 5332) E 3 Spring
Methods of Data Collection E 3 Summer
Political Polling E 3 Spring
Advanced Questionnaire Design E 3 Spring
Project Management E 3 Fall
Surveys for Market Research E 3 Spring
Evaluating Public Programs (PP 5322) E 3 Summer

* students must take 12 credits in the UConn GPSR to earn a Graduate certificate
** recommended track for students who do not have professional survey research experience

The Survey Research Certificate is administered by the Graduate Program in Survey Research, a fully-online program.

Application process

Admission to the program is based on an assessment of the applicant’s potential to succeed in graduate study. Applicants are evaluated based on their demonstrated aptitude for graduate study, experience, and academic achievement.

View our detailed application instructions.

Please note that the Certificate is not an eligible program for Financial Aid through the UConn Student Financial Aid office.


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