Student Experiences

Explore testimonials of our students and recent graduates to see what they have to say about their MPSM experiences.

Current Students

Curtiss Engstrom

MS 21
My first thoughts when it came to applying to graduate school was: ‘Have I fallen and hit my head on something hard? Why do I want to subject myself to more school?’ The short answers were no (obviously) and why not.

Colleen A. McClain

3rd year PhD Student at MPSM
MS from MPSM (previously worked with SoundRocket and NORC at the University of Chicago) Student liaison for MAPOR (Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research)


Mengyao Hu

PhD '17
Before starting my first master’s degree at the School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Michigan (U of M) in 2010, I did not know much about Survey Methodology until I took a very interesting course on sampling that year. While studying at the SPH, I was also involved in several survey projects. I soon realized that survey methodology is a prerequisite for all good survey studies.

Iago Santos Muraro

MS '18
The Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) has an extraordinary place in my heart and memories. The program helped me to expand my knowledge in quantitative methods and statistics and gain a more holistic perspective about survey research.