The Certificate program is a 18-credit, six-course program for people who want to acquire a firm grounding in survey research methods in a limited amount of time. The program can be completed in 12 months, August to August. It is designed to meet the needs of people who may already be active in the business world who recognize the advantages to be gained through a solid understanding of survey methods and data analysis. It should suit anyone who wants to add this important area of expertise without engaging in an MS-length course of study. At the same time, all Certificate courses can count towards an MS in Survey Methodology. The Certificate Program is offered on-line, and may also be used by those enrolled in Master's or Ph.D. programs at other universities (with appropriate tuition and fees paid to UNL).