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Online Master's in Social Research and Analysis

Online Master’s in Social Research and Analysis

The Master of Arts in Social Research and Analysis is a dynamic degree program that trains students to harness the power of data to improve programs, change social policies, market a product, execute an advertising campaign and inform business decision making.

Gain valuable skills in survey writing, focus groups moderating, ethnographic research, data analysis and data and text mining. Tailor your program by taking electives in social policy research, business analytics, communications and media, or earth and environmental sciences.

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Key Features

Flexible Online Format

An online course schedule provides you with the convenience and flexibility you need to earn your degree and still balance life’s priorities.

We Are Flexible
Our 10 course, 30-credit Social Research and Analysis online master’s program is designed for full or part-time study with program completion in as little as 16 months.

Online Program Option
Take all your classes online from any location, in the United States or anywhere in the world. Online courses are offered in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. All of the course offerings provide you with opportunities to engage fully with your peers and professors online.

What to expect as you move toward attaining your degree:

  • All coursework can be completed online.
  • Course content and course schedules are geared toward working professionals.
  • Affordable tuition rate
  • Interaction between your peers and faculty
  • Full access to student support services including online library resources, Tier II technical support and career advising
What You Will Study

Total Credits: 30

Experienced faculty are ready to help you launch a career with research at its center. In the program, you will take courses in survey writing, focus groups, ethnographic research, data analysis and data and text mining using software programs like R, SPSS and NVivo. You can also customize the degree to meet your career goals by choosing electives in social policy research, business analytics or communications and media.

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Explore Social Research Careers

Social Research and Data Analysis professionals work in a variety of settings:

  • Survey Research Specialist
  • Senior Market Analyst
  • DE&I Strategist
  • Qualitative Researcher
  • UX Researcher
  • Business Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Data Strategist
  • Online Qualitative Researcher
  • Ad Tech Associate
  • Data Coordinator
  • Research Analyst
  • Clinical Data Coordinator
Where Our Graduates Work

Recent graduates from the Social Research master’s program are employed in many fields:

Our graduate students have gone on to work for an impressive list of companies such as Ipsos, Indeed, Audible, Numerator, SKIM, CMI Media Group, SimpsonScarborough, Maru/Matchbox, United Teletech, Salesforce Associates, L’Oreal, Cyan Health, Prudential Financial, C+R Research, Isobar Marketing Intelligence, Sodexo, The National Institute of Early Education Research, Middlesex County Government, City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Hackensack Meridian Health and Essex Community College.
Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Sociology has compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

Stackable Graduate Certificate in Data Collection and Customer & User Experience (UX Research)

Our career enhancing online graduate certificates in Customer and User Experience Research (CX and UX Research) and Data Collection and Management can be used toward earning the master’s degree.

The certificates provide short-term options to quickly build career enhancing knowledge for professional advancement and specialized skill building.

Admission Requirements
  • Submit Online Application
  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two (optional), but recommended if your undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0
  • A statement of purpose about your background, goals and interests in the program
  • No GRE exam required
  • The $60 application fee is waived for Online Programs.
  • Graduate students from other programs can take courses as electives. Some advanced undergraduates also qualify to begin early. Please contact the graduate program coordinator for additional information.
  • The Graduate School requires the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.


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Contact Us

For more information, please contact Montclair Online.
Phone: 973-655-7110

Coordinator: Dr. Christopher Donoghue

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