Now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Academic Year!

The Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences program is a Master of Arts Degree housed within the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS). As such, applicants are beholden to all of the school's admissions policies and procedures, which you can read in full HERE.

Application materials include:

  • Verified Transcripts of all previous post-secondary education
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation (2 from an academic source)
  • Resume/CV
  • Optional GRE or GMAT scores (This requirement is optional during the 2022-23 application cycle. Valid scores will still be evaluated if submitted.)
  • International Applicant TOEFL/IELTS scores if applicable. See the full GSAS English Language Proficiency policy HERE. If you believe you qualify for a waiver, contact <>

NOTE: The “supplemental writing sample” component is entirely optional but you may use it to include any additional content or information that you feel strengthens your candidacy.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS, be sure to familiarize yourself with the policies and information provided by GSAS HERE.

All application materials must be submitted electronically to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences websitePlease contact for technical support with the online application and questions pertaining to the receipt of materials.

QMSS admissions are NOT rolling; all applications submitted by the February deadline are given the same consideration. We also do not penalize applicants for materials that are submitted by the deadline but do not reach the department by that date (i.e. standardized test scores and letters of recommendation that may take a while to deliver.)

QMSS is an in-person program at the Columbia Morningside Campus in New York City. We anticipate a fully in-person curriculum structure for the 2022-23 academic year. We do not anticipate having any remote learning options.

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