Certificate in Survey and Data Science

The Certificate program is designed for graduate students in departments other than the survey and data science program. While not required, it is preferred that students be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Michigan or another graduate institution, or have completed a Masters or PhD within the last 5 years to be eligible to receive a Certificate in Survey and Data Science.

The Certificate in Survey and Data Science is intended to be a part-time program. International students need to be enrolled in a full time program within the University to obtain and maintain F-1 visa status, the Certificate Program is not suited for international students who are not already enrolled as a full time student in another program.

Certificate Schedule                                                                                                                                  

A sequence of courses comprising a minimum of 15 hours is required. Certificate courses should be completed within a two-year period.

  • SurvMeth 600 - Fundamentals of Survey Methodology (3 credit hours)
  • SurvMeth 621 - Fundamentals of Data Collection I (3 credit hours)
  • SurvMeth 622 - Fundamentals of Data Collection II (3 credit hours)
  • SurvMeth 625 - Applied Sampling (3 credit hours)
  • Approved Survey Methodology (SurvMeth) Elective (3 credits)

Certificate requirements

Application Process

Application deadline

  • July 1 for study beginning fall term

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled only in the certificate program are not eligible for federal financial aid.  A student must be enrolled in a full degree program to be eligible for federal financial aid.


Contact MPSDS program offices for details on the certificate program curriculum.