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Graduate Programs in Social Statistics
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Criteria: Graduate programs (Master's or PhD) housed in a department of mathematics, statistics, or biostatistics, or in a cross-disciplinary entity that emphasizes statistics, with an explicit focus on social science or a group of faculty who are involved in social science research.High = degree has specific social science focus
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Social Science: includes education, political science, sociology, public policy, etcMedium = has affiliated center and/or faculty do social science research, website mentions social science in description, center might be more distantly affiliated
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Low = centers have distant connection or mainly just the website mentions social science research
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Carnegie MellonStatistics and Data ScienceStatisticsStatistical PracticeYes (including option for a joint program in Statistics and Public Policy)http://www.stat.cmu.edu/ http://larc.smu.edu.sg/ http://www.stat.cmu.edu/NCRN/PUBLIC/ http://www.stat.cmu.edu/phd/statheinzLiving Analytics Research Centre, National Science Foundation Census Research Network (NCRN)Cross-disciplinary research includes public policy and social sciences, and education and educational data analysis - both sections have several faculty members involved; LARC looks at behavioral and social network analytics. Unique joint public policy/statistics program as well.High
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Columbia UniversityInstitute for Social and Economic Research and PolicyQuantitative Methods in the Social SciencesYesNohttp://qmss.columbia.edu/academics/ http://applied.stat.columbia.edu/ https://cprl.law.columbia.edu/content/program-overview https://cupop.columbia.edu/Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL), Applied Statistics Center, Population Research CenterNORC is through Uchicago but collaborates with QMSS; CPRL is a one semester programHigh
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Columbia UniversityStatisticsStatisticsYesYeshttp://stat.columbia.edu/Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Applied Statistics Center (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL), Population Research Center)Low
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Duke UniversityStatistical ScienceMS with focus in Social Science and PolicyYes with a focus in Social Science and PolicyYes without focus areahttps://stat.duke.edu https://stat.duke.edu/ms/ms-focus-areas-tracks/socialscience-policy-The program research areas include "Government, Social, and Public Policy", "Health/Health Policy", and "Social Networks"High
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HarvardStatisticsStatisticsData ScienceYeshttps://statistics.fas.harvard.edu/ph-d-program https://www.iq.harvard.edu/Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Program on Survey ResearchDescription discusses social sciences research and some faculty involved in social network research etc; IQSS has several stats faculty membersMedium
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New York UniversityApplied Statistics, Social Science, and HumanitiesMS in Applied Statistics for Social Science ResearchYesNohttps://steinhardt.nyu.edu/ash/ https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/ash/applied_statistics/Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and MethodologyHas concentration in "Data Science for Social Impact."High
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Northwestern UniversityStatisticsStatisticsOptional en route to PhDYeshttps://www.statistics.northwestern.eduStatistical Methods in the Social Sciences working groupMedium
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Penn State UniversityStatisticsStatisticsYesYeshttps://stat.psu.edu/ https://methodology.psu.edu/The Methodology CenterMedium
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RiceStatisticsStatisticsYesYeshttps://statistics.rice.edu/-About section mentions social sciences; research areas lists social sciencesLow
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UCLAStatisticsStatisticsYesYeshttp://statistics.ucla.edu/ https://css.stat.ucla.edu/Center for Social StatisticsMedium
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UNC-Chapel HillPublic HealthBiostatisticsYesYeshttps://sph.unc.edu/bios/biostatistics/-Medium
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University of California, BerkeleyStatisticsStatisticsYesYeshttps://statistics.berkeley.edu/-Description says that they look at problems in areas such as sociology, political science, and education.Low
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University of California, BerkeleyPublic HealthBiostatisticsYesYeshttp://sph.berkeley.edu/areas-study/biostatisticsCenter for Social Medicine, Population Center, Center to Advance Science in Policy and Regulation, Center on the Developing Adolescent, Prevention Research CenterA lot of centers that include social science researchMedium
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University of ChicagoStatisticsStatisticsYesYeshttps://www.stat.uchicago.edu/ http://www.norc.org/Pages/default.aspx https://qrm.uchicago.edu/ https://chess.uchicago.edu/programsNational Opinion Research Center (NORC), Center for Health and the Social Sciences, Committee on Quantitative Methods in Social, Behavioral, and Health SciencesMedium
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University of ChicagoPublic Health SciencesBiostatisticsNoYeshttps://pbhs.uchicago.edu/Center for Health and the Social SciencesTheir research areas include mental health studies and social epidemiology and the description says that faculty collaborate with facult in sociology, social work, public policy, psychologyMedium
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University of Maryland, (University of Michigan, Westat)Behavioral and Social SciencesJoint Program in Survey MethodologyYesYeshttps://jpsm.umd.edu/-High
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University of MichiganInstitute for Social ResearchProgram in Survey MethodologyYesYeshttps://lsa.umich.edu/stats https://isr.umich.edu/https://psm.isr.umich.edu/Institute for Social Research (Survey Research Center)High
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University of MichiganStatisticsStatisticsYesYeshttps://lsa.umich.edu/statsISR, Statistical Analysis of Biomedical and Educational Research (SABER)Medium
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University of MichiganBiostatisticsBiostatisticsYesYeshttps://sph.umich.edu/biostat/ https://sph.umich.edu/saber/Statistical Analysis of Biomedical and Educational Research (SABER), ISRMedium
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University of MissouriStatisticsStatisticsYesYeshttps://www.stat.missouri.edu/ http://sssc.coas.missouri.edu/Social Science Statistics CenterMaster's program has an applied track that can focus on social statisticsHigh
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University of PennsylvaniaStatisticsStatisticsMBAYeshttps://statistics.wharton.upenn.edu/ http://warrencenter.upenn.edu/Warren Center for Network and Data SciencesWebsite mentions public policy and the Warren Center looks at social networks among other networks and has strong collaborations with stats deptMedium
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University of PennsylvaniaBiostatistics, Epidemiology, and InformaticsBiostatisticsYesYeshttps://www.dbei.med.upenn.edu/-Medium
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University of WashingtonStatisticsPhD Track for Statistics in the Social SciencesYes (not specialized)Yeshttps://www.stat.washington.edu/index.php/http://www.csss.washington.edu/Center for Statistics and the Social SciencesHigh
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University of Texas at AustinStatistics and Data SciencesStatisticsYesYeshttps://stat.utexas.edu/https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Departments/IROM/Degree-ProgramsDepartment of Information, Risk, and Operations ManagementLow
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University of ChicagoDivision of Social SciencesComputational Social ScienceYesNohttps://macss.uchicago.edu/ Committee on Quantitative Methods in Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences; Becker Friedman Institute; Quantitative Research Methodology for the Social and Behavioral Sciences; Center for Data Science and Public Policy,They provide students with a strong background in computational methods, large-scale data analysis, and statistical learning and then students apply those tools for doing research in their preferred social science discipline (e.g. Economics, Psychology, Health, etc.). Affiliated faculty strong in Statistics.High
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