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The Data Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS) program at UMass Amherst will help you manage complex information and learn to tell compelling stories with data.

Here, you'll strike a unique balance between computer science and social science, gaining intensive training in advanced data science skills while also seeking to understand the underlying social, political, and economic processes that generate those data.

Our courses are designed to be flexible—take a few classes in your spare time or pursue your master's degree in person or online. Anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree can pursue introductory and advanced training in computational social science.

Both private-sector business and public-sector organizations are searching for professionals with a background in data analytics and computational social science. Whether you are just finishing your undergraduate degree, looking to change jobs, or hoping to enhance a valuable skill set, DACSS can help you prepare for your future.