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Survey Research Methodology (Interdepartmental Concentration)

Important Note: This is the archived version of the 2012–2014 Graduate Catalog. The information on these pages was archived on August 22, 2012 and will not be updated as requirement and/or program changes are approved.

Admission Requirements

Degree Requirements

Mailing Address:
Survey Research Laboratory (MC 336)
412 South Peoria Street, Sixth Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
Attn: Allyson Holbrook

Community Health Sciences (MC 923)
School of Public Health, 645 SPHPI
1603 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612-4394
Attn: Frederick J. Kviz

Campus Location: Survey Research Laboratory, CUPPA Hall, 6th Floor
Telephone: (312) 996-0471, (312) 996-4889
Co-Directors: Allyson Holbrook, Frederick J. Kviz
Web Site:

The Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Survey Research Methodology (GCSRM) is available at both the master’s and doctoral levels, in conjunction with several participating units. The primary goal of the interdisciplinary graduate curriculum in survey research methodology is to provide graduate students with the opportunity for systematic, integrated study of issues relevant to the conduct of professional survey research. Graduate students electing the concentration receive the masters or PhD after having fulfilled the requirements of the Graduate College, their major academic units, and the Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Survey Research Methodology. Students in the following graduate programs may be eligible to participate in the Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration in Survey Research Methodology:

Graduate Program




Pharmacy Administration


Political Science


Public Health-Community Health Sciences


Public Administration


Rehabilitation Sciences


Social Work




Urban Planning


Note: Other academic units may have become participants since the publication of this catalog. Students in academic units not listed above should contact one of the GCSRM co-directors for current information.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Applicants must be admitted or enrolled as regular graduate students in one of the participating academic units. Application forms can be obtained from the GCSRM Web site. Admission to the concentration must be made before the term in which the student will obtain the degree.

Degree Requirements

  1. Fulfillment of all academic unit requirements.
  2. In the case of doctoral students who have opted to use the concentration as a minor or collateral area, the student must include a member of the Survey Research Methodology Graduate Faculty as a voting member of his/her doctoral preliminary examination committee.
  3. A minimum of 14 semester hours of course work, of which at least 7 must be from among the core courses in the concentration (CHSC 447, CHSC 577, BSTT 507, PA 576, PA 588, PA 579, and STAT 431). If a student elects to complete both BSTT 440 and STAT 431, only one of those courses may be counted toward fulfilling the core course requirement.
  4. The remaining hours must come from survey research methodology elective courses, independent study decided in consultation with the advisor, or alternative courses approved by the advisor and the director(s). Doctoral students may not apply dissertation supervision credits toward the survey research methodology electives.