M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

The City University of New York

18 months
855 USD/credit 17100 USD/year
855 USD/credit 17100 USD/year
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Data analysis is driving research and decision-making in every social science field and sector. The M.S. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at the Graduate Center from The City University of New York prepares students from a variety of backgrounds for a data-driven future.


Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences affordable, interdisciplinary program is designed for experienced professionals and scholars as well as recent college graduates.

Learning outcomes

You will learn how to make sense of real-world data to help answer research questions, inform policy, and further our understanding of the dynamic relationships that exist in society. You will learn advanced data and statistical analysis techniques and the logic behind them. At The City University of New York you will have the opportunity to draw on a variety of theoretical frameworks from fields such as sociology, political science, educational psychology, economics, and demography to understand the world we inhabit.

You will gain hands-on experience in using specialized software to acquire, manage, and assess real-world data, and will have opportunities to present your findings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Statistics
  • Statistics and Computer Programming
  • Sociological Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Capstone Course
  • General Linear Models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent abroad, with a cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher;
  • Completion of an introductory statistical methods course at the undergraduate level and preferably a research methods course;
  • Prior courses in sociology, psychology, educational psychology, or other social science fields beyond the introductory level are expected;
  • Submit transcripts of all college and graduate work;
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, preferably from academics;
  • Submit a personal statement of up to 1,000 words
  • GRE
  • Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores for students who have not earned a degree in an English-speaking country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    17100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester
  • Part-time: $470 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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