About the Program

The Program in Quantitative Social Science (QSS) brings together Dartmouth faculty and students who are interested in applying statistical, computational, and mathematical tools to social science questions. QSS offers undergraduates a minor and an honors major, both of which combine mathematical training with one or more of the social sciences. Through QSS, Dartmouth undergraduates can integrate the power of modern quantitative and computational methods with the substance of a social science discipline. QSS replaced the Program in Mathematical Social Sciences (MSS) as of July 1, 2015.

Coming from the social sciences, QSS is for students interested in Anthropology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology as a quantitative social science. Coming from mathematics, QSS is for students interested in statistics, data analysis, mathematics or computer sciences directed toward application in social science. 

The Program in Quantitative Social Science was, until June 2015, known as the Program for Mathematics and Social Sciences (MSS). We have changed the name of our program to more accurately describe our subject matter, which combines courses in quantitative, theoretical, and computational techniques. 

Contact Program Chair Michael C. Herron for more information.