Program Overview

University of Connecticut offers a Master of Arts degree in Survey Research for students interested in learning about the concepts involved in performing research by utilizing various survey methods. Students will study the art and science of survey development as they learn about trend analysis, forecasting, predictions, and planning involved in the development of scientific and non-scientific surveys.

Through the program, students may develop their advanced understanding in the statistical formats of surveys as well as the principles and procedures that are commonly accepted in the development of surveys. The curriculum consists of 24 credit hours of classes which include Principles and Methods of Survey Research, Qualitative Methods in Survey Research, and Methods of Data Collection.

Students who successfully complete this degree should have proven their comprehensive understanding of survey research methods and advanced skills areas involved in the design and construction of survey research projects, as well as understanding of the psychological effects of questionnaires and the attitudes formed by individuals in response to questions asked. Graduates should also understand the role of opinion polling in American politics, including understanding the values and consequences of polls, assessing the survey techniques used in political polls, and to review options used to analyze poll results.

In addition to those expectations, students will also be expected to understand the risks involved in eliciting responsive effects that lead to biased results in advanced questionnaire design, to understand the effect of biased results on surveys, and to understand project management techniques utilized in survey research projects.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    School Overview

    The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a land-grant, 4-year, public research university that was founded in 1881 and is located in Storrs, Connecticut. The University of Connecticut is a Public Ivy, which means that though it is publicly-funded, it offers the same caliber of education as an Ivy League university. It is a land and sea grant university and is part of the Space Grant Consortium. Part of the University of Connecticut’s mission statement is: “...As Connecticut’s public research university, through freedom of academic inquiry and expression, we create and disseminate knowledge by means of scholarly and creative achievements, graduate and professional education, and outreach. Through our focus on teaching and learning, the University helps every student grow intellectually and become a contributing member of the state, national, and world communities…”.

    UConn offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
    • School of Business 
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • School of Engineering
    • School of Fine Arts
    • Graduate School 
    • School of Law
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • School of Medicine
    • Neag School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Pharmacy
    • Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture
    • School of Social Work

    In addition to traditional academic programs, students at UConn can take advantage of online degree and certificate programs.


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