Survey Research and Methodology (MS)


Survey Research and Methodology, MS

On Campus 47 cr

The Survey Research and Methodology (SRAM) program offers a cross-disciplinary master's program.


Areas of study include cognitive survey research, intermediate and advanced data analysis, survey sampling, study design and management, data collection methods, instrument design, and testing and assessment, as well as cross-cultural survey research and methods. In addition, master's and doctoral students may choose from a wide range of minor area of emphasis.

The M.S. program is designed to provide students with comprehensive expertise in survey methodology, equipping them to conduct survey research and analysis in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors, including health, education, media, official statistics, and polling. The M.S. program is a two-year non-thesis program which includes an internship with an external organization, agency, or company.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE or GMAT
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 585, Internet TOEFL 95, IELTS 6.5
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Personal Statement: Describe your experience (1) involving survey research methods and (2) conducting research or serving as a research assistant.

Admission Deadlines

January 31 for Fall.

NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

Tuition & Fees

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