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 2023-2024 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. (Live Sessions)
  • Asynchronous: instructor provides content for students to review on their own (Hybrid)

"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." 



New JPSM flat rate is $700.00 per course.



The New JPSM Short Courses Flat Rate is:

  • $700.00


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

Unique Entity Identifier NPU8ULVAAS23


  • 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
  • There is a limit of one fellowship per person.

Please notify JPSM as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. Fees and awards are not transferable due to nonattendance. Cancellation requests should be sent to 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 is not reimbursable but we may transfer your registration to another short course.

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 SQL and Python Monday, October 02, 2023
Friday, October 13, 2023
  • Brian Kim
* Introduction to Machine Learning and Big Data for Survey Researchers and Social Scientists Monday, December 04, 2023
Friday, December 15, 2023
  • Trent Buskirk
* Introduction to Survey Sampling (Live Sessions). Monday, December 11, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
  • Colm O’Muircheartaigh and James M. Lepkowski
Statistical Methods for Microsimulation (Cancelled) Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Friday, January 19, 2024
  • Ralf Münnich
Natural Language Processing with R Monday, January 22, 2024
Friday, February 02, 2024
  • Robyn Ferg
* Synthetic Data: Balancing Confidentiality and Quality in Public Use Files. Monday, February 26, 2024
Friday, March 08, 2024
  • Joerg Drechsler and Jerome P. Reiter
* Writing Questions For Surveys (Live Sessions). Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Nora Cate Schaeffer
Analysis of complex sample survey data using R. Monday, March 18, 2024
Friday, March 29, 2024
  • Daniel Bonnery
Web Survey Design Monday, April 01, 2024
Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Florian Keusch
* Introduction to Survey Estimation Monday, April 15, 2024
Friday, April 26, 2024
  • David Morganstein
  • Sunghee Lee
Small Area Estimation (Zoom Live Sessions) Monday, May 06, 2024
Wednesday, May 08, 2024
  • Partha Lahiri
Web Data Collection Monday, May 06, 2024
Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Sascha Gobel