The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The master of science degree in data analytics and computational social science (DACSS) 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. 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. 

An accelerated master’s degree option is an explicit arrangement of graduate admissions and courses that enables a student to complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree in less time than would be required through normal enrollment. The reduction in calendar time does not result from a reduction in content.