M.S. and Ph.D. Degree Programs
The Joint Program offers a Master of Science in Survey Methodology
from the University of Maryland, with two areas of concentration:
statistical science area of concentration is designed for students
who wish to specialize in areas such as sample design, estimation in
complex samples, variance estimation, statistical measurement error
models, and statistical adjustments for missing data.
science area of concentration is designed for students who wish to
specialize in areas such as questionnaire design, design of
interviewing systems, computer assistance in data collection,
effects of mode of data collection, cognitive psychological insights
into survey measurement, and efforts to reduce various nonsampling
errors in data collection.
Ph.D. in Survey Methodology
is a degree oriented to a career in research, requiring knowledge of
theories and applications in one or more disciplines key to survey
"Research" implies innovation, creation, and evaluation of new
ideas, approaches, designs, and theories. The Ph.D. will differ from the
M.S. in survey methodology by demanding deeper
theoretical knowledge and in
requiring demonstration of ability to innovate in survey statistics or
methodology, to improve on the current state of the art. The Ph.D. in survey
is designed to equip its graduates with the knowledge and skills
to create new methods for the collection or analysis of quantitative data
suitable for statistical inference to large populations.
Certificate and Citation Programs
provide working professionals with state-of-the-art knowledge suitable to their
educational background and career needs.
introduce students to a dynamic and growing scientific literature identifying
the principles of large scale surveys.
provide practical skills of day-to-day utility to professional staff of the
Federal statistical agencies and non-governmental survey organizations.
different programs, varying in intensity, duration, and focus.
Course schedules tailored to the working professional
- one and two-day short
courses and late afternoon and evening credit-bearing classes.
actively engaged in ongoing research programs in survey methodology.
The Joint Program in Survey Methodology
offers a variety of short courses. JPSM plans to add short courses to the
schedule throughout the coming year.
Be sure to bookmark this website so you
can review the updated schedule. JPSM offers Minority Fellowships for JPSM
Short Courses. JPSM Sponsors and Affiliates receive
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call JPSM at 800-937-9320
Economics courses call 301-314-7911 or email
Junior Fellow Program
The JPSM Junior Fellow Program offers
undergraduate students a paid summer internship opportunity working at a
government agency in Washington, D.C.
The following classes are held in
conjunction with the University of Michigan's Summer Institute in Survey
Research Techniques. All classes are held at the University of Maryland,
College Park campus. Each class can be taken for one college credit or it
can be audited.