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MA in Social Research and Analysis

For-profit companies and non-profit organizations are increasingly turning to data to answer their questions about how to bring change to public policies, how to market a product, how to achieve sustainability, how to execute a successful advertising campaign, and more.

The Master of Arts in Social Research and Analysis is a dynamic program that trains students to use qualitative and quantitative data to develop evidence-based solutions to real world problems that these companies and organizations face every day.

All students are trained in survey research, interviews and focus groups and data analysis. They will also choose from electives in Social Policy, Information and Business Analytics, Communications and Media, or Earth and Environmental Science. In the culminating experience, they will complete a research practicum under the guidance of a company or a researcher.

This 30-credit Master’s Degree program is appropriate for a variety of career titles such as Survey Researcher, Interviewer, Focus Group Moderator, Social Science Researcher, Social Policy Analyst, Data Analyst, Community Relations Specialists, Evaluation Researcher, Market Researcher, Community and Social Service Specialist, Research Analyst or Associate, Program Analyst, Government Affairs, and more.

The M.A. can also become a stepping stone to a Ph.D.

For information, contact Dr. Christopher Donoghue at