Survey Research – Admissions

Survey Research - Admissions

We welcome your application!

In keeping with our commitment to build a diverse and inclusive environment, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, cultural background, religion or beliefs.

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March 15
May 15
July 15

*If you miss a deadline, you have the option to take a course as a non-degree student. The Graduate School will allow up to 6-credits of non-degree coursework to be transferred (B or higher) into a program later. Please complete the Permission Number Request Form.

Below are instructions to aid you in your application process:

  1. Complete the Graduate School Online Application
  2. Official transcripts for all college-level studies, regardless of whether a degree was awarded. You may upload an unofficial transcript to the online application. Please send all official transcripts to:
    University of Connecticut
    Whetten Graduate School
    438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit 1152
    Storrs, CT 06269-1152
  3. International Students
    International applicants who are not native English speakers are also required to complete a test of English proficiency, such as the TOEFL, PTE or IELTS exams. You do not need Visa. View more details about our accepted tests and minimum scores.
Survey Research Admissions
  1. Your current résumé
  2. Letters of recommendation
    Three (3) letters are required. You may submit more. Your letter writers should send their letters electronically per the application instructions. If you are unable to submit your letters of recommendation electronically, you may submit them using the following methods:
    1. Email attachment (PDF) to
    2. Fax: (860) 246-0334
    3. Mail:
    University of Connecticut
    Department of Public Policy
    10 Prospect St., 4th Floor
    Hartford, CT 06103
  3. A personal statement addressing your goals and objectives for a career in survey research.
    The statement should discuss why you are interested in survey research, what has influenced you to pursue this program, and how the Graduate Program in Survey Research at UConn will help you reach your goals. It should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced.
  4. Exam Scores
    The GREs, LSAT or GMATs are not required. Applicants may choose to submit them as part of their application, but they are not required.
  5. A one-time application fee of $75.00.
    You will need to provide a credit card number or PayPal information to submit your application. Application fee waivers are available for Veterans, active service members as well as members and alumni of the AmeriCorps/Vista programs. Application fee waivers are also available for alumni of the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA). Please contact us at

Tuition and Fees

The tuition for all online courses in the Graduate Program of Survey Research is $825 per credit.

One 3-credit class = $2,475.00

There are no other costs or fees (other than books).

The cost is the same for Connecticut residents, non-Connecticut residents, and international students.

Fee bills are due no later that the first day of classes.

Please visit the UConn Bursar's Office website for payment options and plans.

Financial Support

The department does not provide any financial scholarships or aid at this time to students pursuing coursework in the Survey Research Program. Federal financial aid is only available for degree programs, not certificates. Please visit the UConn Student Financial Aid Office for your financial aid service needs.