The Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) program seeks to unite Michigan’s excellence in social science with the current revolution in data science. Our minor, which launched in Fall 2020, trains the next generation of social scientists in the methods needed to harness quantitative data in order to generate new insights and solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow. One of our program’s greatest strengths is how we center and empower students, both through courses and additional programs offered outside of the classroom. Within QMSS, our goal is to allow students to use the tools that we teach them to further their own education and eventual career. This philosophy extends to two of our student-led programs: Peer Mentorship and the Putting Methods to the Madness student blog. Both of these programs are led, staffed, and planned by students, for students, with the support of the QMSS Program.
Your Gifts at Work
“The QMSS program has given me a plethora of learning opportunities and resources. Through the classes, I have been exposed to programs and projects that let me gain experience and talk about confidently in interviews. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning R, Tableau, and Excel through real datasets in the program. The faculty and staff are exceptional. From the GSIs to program leaders, they truly care about student success and cultivating a welcoming environment for all.”
- Hallie Zlotnick, QMSS Minor, Sport Management Major
The QMSS Strategic Fund helps the QMSS Program provide learning and leadership opportunities for QMSS students through invited guest seminar speaker events, skill-building and professional development workshops, and our student-led Peer Mentorship and Blog Writer programs. It will help us provide technology resources, build community among our students, and create an environment that encourages discovery and prepares them for impactful work in today’s - and tomorrow’s - society.
Thank you for supporting QMSS!