Certificate in Computational Social Science
All graduate students in degree-granting programs at the University of Chicago can earn a Certificate in Computational Social Science that will appear on their transcript. To do so, they must complete our four-course core (Perspectives on Computational Analysis, Computational Modeling, Computational Research, and a course in computer programming) and participate in our Computational Social Science Workshop on an occasional basis.
Those course requirements can be met in a single year or over several years of study.
A minimum average grade of B will be needed for the Certificate to be awarded, following a petition submitted to our Managing Director and approved by our MA program and by the Dean of Students for the Division of the Social Sciences.