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A Masters in QMSS is a unique degree that addresses the need for applicable quantitative analysis in the real world. What drew me to the program was not only its relevance, but the autonomy in choosing a curriculum. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows you to tailor your degree to suit your career goals. QMSS has provided me with the analytical background to work as an Associate Economist at The Conference Board, and my research has earned me a PhD acceptance at the University of California, San Diego. My time at Columbia has shaped an exceptional career path that would have been impossible elsewhere.

Mark received his BA in Social Research and Public Policy from New York University Abu Dhabi.

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in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

The MIA program at SIPA is taught in the case method, combining the "hands-on" applied approach influenced by the disciplines of the social sciences. The MIA curriculum for a QMSS MA-MIA dual degree student includes a standard core set of courses (24 credits) and a summer internship (1.5-3 credits). QMSS coursework takes the place of the policy concentration usually required of an MIA student, but dual degree students may opt to use their electives to construct an emphasis though not a formal concentration. MIA candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.


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After graduating from QMSS in 2015, Stephen Ra completed a Ph.D. in applied and computational statistics before joining Pfizer as a Data Scientist. There, he is engaged in translational genetics/genomics research. His work focuses on understanding how changes at the level of the genome and epigenome alter the pathophysiology and treatment of affective disorders. He is committed to developing and applying scalable machine learning for data-driven solutions and products. Connect with him over or Twitter

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The emerging field of data science has the potential to revolutionize the social sciences as the analysis of "Big Data" plays an ever-expanding role in the exploration of the economic, political, and social world. In conjunction with Columbia's new Institute for Data Science and Engineering (IDSE), QMSS launched in Fall 2013 a Data Science Concentration exclusively for its students, making the program one of the first in the world to offer formal Master's-level data science training for social scientists. Students in the concentration enroll in a set of cutting-edge courses, including algorithms for data science, machine learning, and exploratory data analysis and visualization, that are part of Columbia's Data Science initiative, spearheaded by IDSE.

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The emerging field of data science has the potential to revolutionize the social sciences as the analysis of "Big Data" plays an ever-expanding role in the exploration of the economic, political, and social world. In conjunction with Columbia's new Institute for Data Science and Engineering (IDSE), QMSS launched in Fall 2013 a Data Science Concentration exclusively for its students, making the program one of the first in the world to offer formal Master's-level data science training for social scientists. Students in the concentration enroll in a set of cutting-edge courses, including algorithms for data science, machine learning, and exploratory data analysis and visualization, that are part of Columbia's Data Science initiative, spearheaded by IDSE.