Graduate Certificate in Survey Research

UConn's online Graduate Certificate in Survey Research 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. This 12-credit program can be completed in one year.

The program is designed for:

  • Professionals looking to transition into market research or a related field, but lack the credentials.
  • Seasoned managers or directors who work in the field and are interested in advancing their careers.
  • Individuals who need discipline-specific training in survey research, but can't commit to a full master's degree.
  • Professionals who already have a master's degree but need discipline-specific training to move up in their careers.

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.

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Certificate Program Details

Curriculum and Courses

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.

Core Courses

PP 5379: Principles & Methods of Survey Research I

Elective Courses

Choose three of the following*:

  • PP 5322. Evaluating Public Programs
  • PP 5332. Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • PP 5376. Applied Quantitative Methods**
  • PP 5377. Qualitative Methods in Survey Research**
  • PP 5382: Project Management
  • PP 5383. Principles & Methods of Survey Research II
  • PP 5384. Political Polling
  • PP 5385. Attitude Formation**
  • PP 5386. Survey Research Analysis & Reporting
  • PP 5387. Surveys for Market Research
  • PP 5388. An Introduction to Multipopulation Survey Research Methods
  • PP 5389. Capstone on the Future of Survey Research
  • PP 5397. Applied Survey Research: Stata
  • PP 5397. Applied Survey Research: SPSS
  • PP 5397. Applied Survey Research: R

* Students must take 12 credits to earn the graduate certificate
** Recommended track for students who do not have professional survey research experience

To be awarded a certificate, a student must satisfactorily complete (with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher) a set of courses specified in the certificate program requirements. Please see the Graduate School Academic Regulations for further information.

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. Learn more about our admissions process. 

Cost and Financing

Visit our Cost and Financial Aid page for more information about this certificate program.


For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Survey Research, please submit our online Information Request Form and a member of our team will contact you.