Social Research & Data Analysis

Our faculty take pride in helping you to launch your career with research at its center. Whether your interest is in health care, education, market research, customer and user experience, or elsewhere, we provide you with the research skills and applied experiences necessary for meeting your goals.

Take courses in person or complete your degree completely online. Montclair is ranked #1 in New Jersey and #24 in the nation for Online Colleges!

In the MA in Social Research and Analysis, we will train you to design and administer surveys, interviews and focus groups and analyze large datasets. You will get the chance to tailor your degree as well, with electives in social policy, communications & media or business analytics.

We also offer an Online Certificate in Data Collection & Management and an Online Certificate in Customer & User Experience Research (CX & UX Research) that can be completed on their own or as part of your Master’s experience by taking just a couple of extra courses. You can even use your Master’s electives to earn a Certificate in Business Analytics.

The MA in Social Research & Analysis and the Certificate in Data Collection and Management are STEM designated.

Undergraduate majors in Sociology, Economics or Mathematics can start early and complete the Combined Bachelor’s & MA in Social Research & Analysis with just one additional year of study.

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