24 months
1706 USD/credit 25590 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 25590 USD/year
768 USD/credit 11520 USD/year
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The online Survey and Data Science program from University of Maryland, will provide post-baccalaureate training for individuals interested in broadening their knowledge and understanding of the emerging field of data science, the conduct of sample surveys, practical applications of data analysis and survey methodology, and data management, along with the skills needed to communicate results.


As public and private organizations are increasingly combining various data sources, including survey data, for the purpose of decision making, the need for professional development in data generation, quality and analysis is on the rise. 

The learning format:

  • Online:  The online environment is convenient for working professionals who cannot easily travel to a traditional campus. Like our Certificate programs, online lectures are prerecorded and accessed on a weekly basis from the course website. At a designated time each week, students will meet online as a class, along with the instructor, to discuss material. All courses require students to have a webcam, headset with a microphone, and have a reliable computer and Internet access. 
  • Schedule of courses: The online Survey and Data Science program from University of Maryland follows the semester calendar.  Most courses are intentionally designed to be 1 or 2 credits so that students can more easily fit them into their schedules as well as build on top of introductory courses in a modular way.  In the case of a 1-credit course, there are 4 units/weeks; a 2-credit course is 8 units/weeks, and a 3-credit course will run for 12 units/weeks.
  • International:  This program is unique because of its international reach. Courses are shared with our international partners, providing a rich perspective to class discussions.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sampling Theory
  • Data Collection Methods in Survey Research
  • Privacy Law
  • Sampling
  • Experimental Design For Surveys
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Usability Testing for Survey Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplemental Application
  • Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    25590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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