Graduate Certificate Program Summary
The graduate certificate in Survey Research and Methodology provides a firm grounding in survey research methods and data analysis. Certificate courses can also be used toward an M.S. degree. The program is ideal for professionals in a wide range of fields who need to use and understand surveys.
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee
- One set of transcripts uploaded to MyRED
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
Application deadlineRolling admission, contact department for more information.
This graduate certificate program consists of 18 semester credit hours: five required courses and one elective. Courses listed below are 3 credit hours each.
The following five courses are required.
- SRAM 816: Principles of Survey Analysis
- SRAM 818: Data Collection Methods
- SRAM 819: Applied Sampling
- SRAM 921: Total Survey Error
- SRAM 947: Questionnaire Design (PSYC 947)
Additionally, the certificate requires one elective from the SRAM MS core curriculum as listed below.
- EDPS 870: Introduction to Education and Psychological Measurement
- PSYC 948: Latent Trait Measurement Models
- SRAM 817: Cross-cultural and Multi-population Survey Methodology
- SRAM 824: Advanced Quantitative Analysis in Marketing (MRKT 824)
- SRAM 863: Advanced Methods of Social Research II (SOCI 863)
- SRAM 898: Categorical Data Analysis
- SRAM 902: Seminar in Research Methods (SOCI 902)
- SRAM 915: Advanced Sampling
- SRAM 922: Randomized and Nonrandomized Research Design
- SRAM 941: Intermediate Statistics: Experimental Methods (EDPS 941)
- SRAM 942: Intermediate Statistics: Correlational Methods (EDPS 942)
- SRAM 946: Psychology of Survey Response (PSYC 946)
- SRAM 971: Structural Equation Modeling (EDPS 971)
- SRAM 972: Multivariate Analysis (EDPS 972)
- STAT 802: Experimental Design