The Masters in Data Analytics and Computational Social Science is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to train students to fill roles that require cutting edge data analysis and computational social science training and/or involve regular interaction with trained computer scientists and other data science professionals. Possible career trajectories include analyst and consulting positions in public policy, market research, public relations, corporate communications, population studies, and survey research. Students will also be well-prepared to pursue advanced graduate studies. Specifically, students will learn to:

  1. Identify sources of evidence to use in decision-making
  2. Work with large datasets
  3. Develop reliable and ethical data management practices
  4. Interpret and visualize results of analysis
  5. Communicate about data and research to decision-makers and general audiences