The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Academic Programs

Take a few classes in your spare time, or pursue a Master's of Science in person or online. Anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree can pursue introductory and advanced training in computational social science.

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Programs of StudyOffered Priority DeadlineFinal DeadlineStart Date
M.S. DACSS

In-Person

January 1st

February 15th*

August (Summer)

M.S. DACSS

Online

June 1st
October 1st
February 1st

July 15th
November 15th
March 15th

Fall
Spring
Summer

Graduate Certificate

Online

Let us know if you intend
to pursue the certificate

Flexible 

Graduate coursework

Online

Review upcoming
Fall 2021 courses

February 1stFall

*Please contact us if you missed the deadline, as some spaces may become available.

The UMass Amherst Data Analytics and Computational Social Science program is for anyone who wants to design research, collect and analyze data, and communicate results to general audiences. No previous background in data science, statistics, or computer programming is necessary. 

Acquire skills used in political analysis, marketing analysis, financial analysis, product or project management, demographic analysis, social media analysis, strategic communication, reputation management, and many other fields.