Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) is a free-standing Master's or Arts program within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, associated with the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. It is an innovative, flexible, interdisciplinary social science degree that focuses on quantitative research techniques and strategies. The program integrates the perspectives and research methods of eight social science disciplines: Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, and Statistics.
QMSS provides students with rigorous training in quantitative research, with an emphasis on written and oral communication about research techniques and findings. These skills prepare QMSS graduates to enter (or further) an analytical or research career or to continue their education in a PhD program.