The new Master of Science in social analysis and research will train students in data collection and statistical analysis.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Department of Sociology has launched a master’s degree (Sc.M.) program in social analysis and research (MSAR). The intensive two-semester program will train students in methods of data collection and statistical analysis, which have concrete application and relevance to a wide variety of careers, including market research, program evaluation, policy work, advanced study in the social sciences, and financial analysis, according to David Lindstrom, chair of the Department of Sociology.

“The program focuses on analytical and methodological skill building that provides students a competitive advantage in the job market or in applying to research-based doctoral programs,” Lindstrom said. Students in the program will interact with faculty across disciplines, including associates of the Population Studies and Training Center, an interdisciplinary social science research and graduate training center; experts affiliated with the Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences initiative; and faculty affiliated with the C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.

The program is now accepting applications. More information is available online.