The University of Massachusetts Amherst

DACSS Student Research Projects

Many UMass students are active social researchers who collect and analyze data. Check out their work! More >


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Research Symposium a Success

On August 25th, 2021, the Data Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS) Program hosted a Research Symposium with nine presenters, including current DACSS students, recent DACSS alumni and even a few PhD students in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. More >


DACSS Students Hired as Research Analysts at the UMass Donahue Institute

Ian Dinnie and Kazmeria (Kassie) Breest, master’s students in the DACSS program are applying the knowledge and skills they are developing in the DACSS program by working at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI). Read more here. More >


Research Brown Bag - Oct. 15th, 1:00 PM

Our next Research Brown Bag is coming up on October 15th! RSVP now, more info soon!   More >


AY 2021-2022 Course Schedule (On Campus)

Looking for a DACSS course to improve your technical skills? Check out what courses will be available in AY 2021-2022 on campus. (Subject to change, check Spire for confirmation.). More >


Biden taps 3 Social Sciences Experts

President Joe Biden pledged to create the most diverse administration in history. Meet three Black social sciences experts nominated to his administration. More >