Data Collection and Management Certificate Program - Graduate

Data on consumers, services and industries are in high demand among businesses, non-profit organizations, research institutes, government agencies, and those pursuing private enterprise. The Graduate Certificate in Data Collection and Management at Montclair State will provide specialized training in the use of surveys, interviews, and focus groups as sources of data collection and analysis. The coursework for this program was developed in consultation with experienced professionals who work as market research analysts, research associates, survey researchers, project directors, and evaluation analysts. Using their advice, we have designed a curriculum that focuses on cutting edge methods and tools used by both private companies and non-profit organizations to collect, analyze, interpret, and present social data.

Contact Dr. Donoghue at to receive a copy of our Job Market Analysis for the Graduate Certificate. This document will provide you with extensive information about the career prospects for students graduating with the certificate. You may also contact Dr. Donoghue with any other questions you have about the program.

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Program Requirements

SOCI 500Data Collection for Research and Evaluation3
SOCI 556Data Analysis3
SOCI 568Survey Writing3
SOCI 569Interviews and Focus Groups3
Total Credits12