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M.Sc. On Campus

Data Analytics and Computational Social Science

University of Massachusetts Amherst

12 months
Duration
20380 USD/year
20380 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Data Analytics and Computational Social Science program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst 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.

Overview

About the Program

In the Data Analytics and Computational Social Science program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst students can follow a one-year fast track plan with the last 3 months (mid-May through mid-August) compatible with full-time work, or choose a moderately paced 18- to 24-month path.

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 a PhD or other advanced graduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Science Fundamentals
  • Research Design for Social Scientists
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Data Communication and Visualization
  • Social and Political Network Analysis
  • Survey Experiments

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement - This should address why you are interested in pursuing a degree in computational social science and describe what makes you a good fit for our program.
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Most recent official college transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - Include at least one current or former professor. Submit only the names of the recommenders; we will send an email to each referee with instructions on how to electronically deliver the recommendation to the Graduate School. All recommendations will be considered non-confidential unless the applicant waives their right of access.
  • TOEFL/IELTS - Results for international students without prior instruction in English.
  • GRE (optional, not required)
  • Writing sample (optional)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4671 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Amherst Center

1228 - 2543 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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