24 months
50646 USD/year
50646 USD/year
25230 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Survey and Data Science from University of Michigan attracts a diverse cohort each year — students who have just completed undergraduate degrees, professionals who work in a survey data or data science field, or those who simply have a passion for this exciting discipline.  


Survey and Data Science from University of Michigan is built for those who are interested in careers applying cutting-edge methods from the social sciences and data science to research problems across a wide range of applications that involve human behavior and attitudes.


Survey and data science master’s degree program graduates provide high-quality information to decision makers to help make our world a better place. Our graduates are working in a variety of industries. Examples of where they have worked include:

  • Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Research and academic programs at Harvard University, the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, UCLA, and Mount Holyoke College
  • Research and survey companies such as Nielsen, Pew Research Center, Qualtrics, and Survey Monkey
  • Government agencies such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health
  • Global organizations such as Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey Methodology
  • Methods and Theory of Sample Design
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Applied Sampling/Methods of Survey Sampling
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Cognition, Communication, and Survey Measurement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants should have a strong analytical background in social science disciplines and statistics. 
  • Proficiency in the English language. 
  • The average undergraduate GPA for applicants admitted in Fall 2021 was 3.52 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Test Scores
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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    50646 USD/year
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    50646 USD/year
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  • In-State

    25230 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25230 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ann Arbor

1025 - 1870 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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