Curriculum – Graduate Certificate in Survey Research

Survey Research Certificate - Curriculum

The fully online, four-course, 12-credit program, which can be completed in one year, gives you the skills and competencies you'll need to conduct high quality survey research in virtually any sector, from academia to government agencies to global Fortune 500 companies. You can choose from more than 17 courses to develop specific competencies in such areas as questionnaire design, sampling techniques, statistical data analysis, data presentation, and public opinion formation. The certificate courses can be applied to the Master of Arts in Survey Research.


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

View our course descriptions for more information.

Course Name Core/Elective Credits Semester
PP 5379 Principles & Methods of Survey Research I C 3 Fall, Spring
Choose three of the following*
PP 5322 Evaluating Public Programs E 3 Summer
PP 5332 Advanced Quantitative Methods E 3 Spring
PP 5376 Applied Quantitative Methods** E 3 Fall
PP 5377 Qualitative Methods in Survey Research** E 3 Fall
PP 5382 Project Management E 3 Fall
PP 5384 Political Polling E 3 Spring
PP 5385 Attitude Formation** E 3 Fall
PP 5386 Survey Research Analysis & Reporting E 3 Spring
PP 5387 Surveys for Market Research E 3 Spring
PP 5397 Applied Survey Research: Stata E 1 Summer
PP 5397 Applied Survey Research: SPSS E 1 Summer
PP 5397 Applied Survey Research: R E 1 Summer
PP 5397 Introduction to Multipopulation Survey Research E 3 Summer
PP 5397 Principles & Methods of Survey Research II E 3 Spring
PP 5397 Seminar in the Future of Survey Research E 3 Fall

* 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

Administrative Home

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