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Program Highlights

Student Publications and Presentations

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QMSS Course Selection

QMSS provides students with an interdisciplinary environment in which to pursue their studies. To see a sample of our course offerings, CLICK HERE

QMSS Research Assistantships

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Check Out our Focuses!

QMSS has created a number of enhanced subject-specific focuses of study. These focuses range from the most open-ended called the Flexible Focus (which has been the traditional track within QMSS) to much more topic-specific focuses in the areas of Data Science, Economics and Experiments, which provide more structured plans of study in specific areas of interest. These focuses are designed to enhance the program's relevance, efficacy, and overall value to its students.


The Flexible Focus is the traditional choice for QMSS students to go through the program. Within this focus, students have the most range of choice over courses, and this focus is designed for students to gain a diverse, interdisciplinary social science degree that focuses on quantitative research techniques and strategies. Read more HERE,

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Data Science

The emerging field of data science has the potential to revolutionize the social sciences as the analysis of "Big Data" using machine learning plays an ever-expanding role in the exploration of the economic, political, and social world. Over the past several years, QMSS has built out a very robust and dynamic curriculum in data science, teaching a number of highly sought-after skills. Read more HERE.

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For a number of years now, QMSS has been offering a focus that provides students interested in the discipline of Economics with a framework for a comprehensive and rigorous Master's-level course of study. The Economics Focus is integrated with Columbia's world-class Department of Economics. Read more HERE.

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Experimental methods are fundamentally reshaping the social sciences. For students who are interested in harnessing the power of lab and field experiments to understand causal processes, QMSS now offers an Experiments Focus. Read more HERE.

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Applications Due Thursday, January 18, 2024

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