This graduate certificate leverages the real-world relevance of Big Data, source data, machine learning, and predictive analytics, which are dominant aspects of the contemporary workplace landscape.
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The certificate highlights how Big Data, computational analysis, and related techniques can be used to shed light on theoretical and policy questions in the fields of public policy, public health, sociology, criminal justice, political science, economics, computer science, and network science. The certificate will contribute to students’ understanding of:
How to collect, analyze, and interpret insights culled from applying computational analyses to Big Data in social science domains
The ways in which computational analysis can be used to develop policy and evaluate policy outcomes and results
The field is new and developing rapidly, and employers are eager to hire students trained in this area—both because computational social science is at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary work and because it offers new opportunities for research and analysis. This certificate leverages the real-world relevance of Big Data, source data, machine learning, and predictive analytics, which are dominant aspects of the contemporary workplace. The certificate is available on the Boston campus and online.
The certificate may be completed on its own or in conjunction with other graduate degree programs across the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, as well as Network Science.
Students receive specialized technical training in computational techniques in the social sciences.
Students attain analytic capacity to frame and investigate social scientific issues and public policies using computational techniques.
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December 15: Master's, graduate certificate, and non degree special status applicants (non international)
August 15: Master's, graduate certificate, and non degree special status applicants (non international)
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