Computational Social Science
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Since Fall 2019, the DE in Computational Social Science has been offered to PhD students from selected graduate programs/groups, and since 2024, it is open to PhD students from any graduate program/group. Completion of the requirements for the DE and an affiliated Ph.D. are reflected in the notation on the Doctoral Diploma: “Ph.D. in X with Emphasis in Computational Social Science”.

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The DE CSS allows students with computational and mathematical skills to deepen their understanding of social science theory and it allows students from the social sciences to improve their analytical skills in areas like big data analysis, computer simulations, network analysis, and machine learning. The DE requires at least 4 courses, consisting of one required course and 3 electives, with one elective required from each of the following 3 different categories: