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Tuesday, June 11, 7;00 pm
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This flexible program will accommodate the schedules of working professionals.
- Classes meet on weekday evenings
- Conveniently located in Alexandria Graduate Education Center
- May be completed as quickly as two semesters, or spaced over four semesters
- Four-course program (12 credits)
"Enrolling in the certificate program was one of the best moves I ever made for both my professional and personal development. The courses have already had a tremendous impact on the quality of the surveys I have developed and analyzed."
— Holly Williamson
The George Washington University Graduate Certificate in Survey Design and Data Analysis provides the framework to prepare professionals, from both public and private sectors, for a variety of career opportunities in the survey research field.
This invaluable program focuses on the skills needed in today's changing survey environment, introducing students to all phases of survey research - designing and pretesting the questionnaire, sampling cases, collecting and compiling data, computing estimates and margin of errors, and writing reports, as well as managing the entire survey process.
Graduates acquire expertise to manage the various phases of the process in a variety of corporate, association, or government agency settings. Our graduates, as well as many of our students, work in government, public opinion and market research firms, political polling firms, private industry, and other related organizations. In fact, the richness of the program comes from the fact that all faculty members are full-time working professionals from organizations that conduct survey research.
About the Program
The graduate certificate program, which began in 1997, was developed jointly by academic and practicing statisticians and survey methodologists to fill an important need. This program, which consists of four courses, provides the essential foundation to develop, execute, and analyze survey data, including data from public opinion and market research. Students develop the skills and techniques of sampling, designing, and conducting surveys, as well as compiling and analyzing the resulting statistics.
GW's graduate certificate program in Survey Design and Data Analysis is one of few such programs in the U.S. that is geared toward working professionals across many disciplines. In addition to teaching survey design and data analysis, the program also better prepares students for further graduate studies, including the master's program in statistics at The George Washington University and other institutions. GW's Department of Statistics, founded in 1935, was the first in a college of arts and sciences in the United States. The department has a strong record of statistical education, research and applications with internationally reputed faculty and highly successful alumni.
Two courses, STAT 6233 (Questionnaire Design) and STAT 6238 (Survey Management), successfully completed with grades of A or B, may be applied toward the master's degree program in statistics at GW, provided the student meets all master's degree admission requiments. After completing the certificate program, a separate application will be required to apply to a master's degree program in statistics.