The Joint Program in Survey Methodology offers a variety of short courses. Be sure to bookmark this new website address. JPSM offers Fellowships to qualified registrants from groups traditionally under-represented in the field.


Short Courses 2020-2021 will be delivered Online in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

  • Synchronous: instructor meets with all students at a specified day and time, which will be reflected on your schedule and also in the Schedule of Classes.
  • Asynchronous: instructor provides content for students to review on their own.


"Registrations must be received 10 business days before the start of the course, in order to receive a printed course packet.  Registrations will still be received after the 10 business days, but please understand that printed course material may arrive in the mail after the course has started." 





The JPSM Short Courses Flat Rate is:

  • $650.00


Fees and awards are not transferable due to nonattendance. 

Online registration is required. The registration deadline is 5 business days prior to the class start date. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent after the registration form and payment have been processed. Payment by credit card is required. Payment is due at the time of registration. Payments are course and date specific. Please note – if payment is not received at the time of registration, the registrant’s form will be deleted. Registrants are responsible for keeping track of their registrations and course dates. Contact JPSM if you have any questions concerning the status of the registration.


Tax Identification Number (University of Maryland): 55-6002003, DUNS (University of Maryland): 808124564


  • A 500-word essay describing their reasons for wanting to attend this short course and how their participation will enhance their chosen career path. The essay should indicate the applicant’s background (i.e. African-American, Latino, Hispanic American, or Native American Indian) and why financial support is needed.
  • A letter of recommendation written by a person knowledgeable about the applicant’s aptitude and interest in survey methodology. The essay and letter of recommendation are due 30 days before the start-date of the reserved short course seat. JPSM will evaluate the applications and inform the successful applicants no later than 10 business days prior to the requested course start-date. The fellowship covers the registration fee, materials to be distributed during the course and the JPSM group continental breakfasts, lunches and breaks. The essay and letter of recommendation may be faxed to 301.314.7912 or emailed to jpsm-shortcourse [at] umd [dot] edu

Please notify JPSM as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. Fees and awards are not transferrable due to nonattendance. Cancellation requests should be done online. You will be fully reimbursed if you cancel prior to 5 business days before the start of class. Cancellation on or less than 5 business days before the class start date is subject to the full fee amount.

Questions for this course should be directed to the JPSM Short Course, University of Maryland, 1218 Lefrak Hall, College Park, MD 20742.

Phone: 301-314-7911

Fax: 301-314- 7912

Email: jpsm-shortcourse [at] umd [dot] edu

Title Date Instructors Location Register
Introduction to Survey Estimation (Online in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction). Monday, May 03, 2021 -
Friday, May 14, 2021
  • David Morganstein
  • Sunghee Lee
Bayesian Inference for Surveys - REGISTRATION CLOSED Monday, April 05, 2021 -
Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Trivellore Raghunathan & Roderick Little
Data Linkage (Online Live Sessions) Monday, May 03, 2021 -
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
  • Dr. Partha Lahiri
Machine Learning for Suvey Data Monday, May 17, 2021 -
Friday, May 28, 2021
  • Trent Buskirk
Synthetic Data: Balancing Confidentiality and Quality in Public Use Files. REGISTRATION CLOSED, NO MORE SEATS AVAILABLE. Monday, April 19, 2021 -
Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Joerg Drechsler and Jerome P Reiter
Writing Questions For Surveys - Online Live Sessions - Registration Closed. Monday, March 29, 2021 -
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  • Nora Cate Schaeffer