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 tailor the degree by choosing electives in social policy research, business analytics or communications and media.
As a 30-credit degree, the MA can be completed in just 16 months, and seamlessly paired with Certificates in Customer & User Experience Research (CX & UX Research), Business Analytics, or Data Collection & Management. The MA can also become a stepping stone to a PhD.
Students are supported with career mentorship, a Monthly Job Digest, a Careers Portal and an annual networking conference we call Creating Spaces: A Conference for Aspiring Difference Makers.
The degree is appropriate for career titles such as Social Policy Analyst, Market Researcher, Data Consultant, Survey Researcher, Interviewer, Focus Group Moderator, Social Science Researcher, Data Analyst, Community Relations Specialists, Evaluation Researcher, Community and Social Service Specialist, Program Analyst, Government Affairs, and more.