Combined Bachelor’s & Master’s

Join the combined BA and MA program (as a Sociology, Mathematics, or Economics major) and earn a Master’s Degree in Social Research and Analysis with just one additional year of study. This saves both cost & time!

This combined degree program 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.

Students in the program gain valuable skills in survey writing, focus groups moderating, ethnographic research, data analysis and data and text mining. They can tailor their program by taking electives in social policy research, business analytics, communications and media, or earth and environmental sciences.

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Combined program students take 4 graduate courses in their senior year. This fulfills the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Data Collection and Management. Stop at this point, or go on to complete the Master of Arts in Social Research and Analysis in just one more year.

Additionally, our courses are offered in two different modalities:

  • Option 1: Hybrid – Take a mix of On-Campus Face-to-Face and Online Courses
  • Option 2: Online – Take all your classes fully Online from wherever you are


Application Requirements

If you are a prospective Freshman or Transfer applicant, learn more about admission criteria here.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Letters of Recommendation: Recommendation letters are optional
  • Resume: A current resume is not required, but applicants are encouraged to include one.
  • Statement of Purpose – Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions:
    • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
    • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career? Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
    • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?

To learn more visit the Sociology/Social Research and Analysis (Combined BA/MA) page, the Mathematics/Social Research and Analysis (Combined BS/MA) page, or the Economics/Social Research and Analysis (Combined BA/MA) page.

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