International Program in Survey and Data Science: Apply now (participation until February 2019 is tuition-free)

October 21, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the application process to join the 3rd cohort of the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS) is now open.

The International Program in Survey and Data Science is a joint program offered through the University of Mannheim and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology - a consortium of the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, and Westat.

The IPSDS offers:

A multidisciplinary curriculum with a focus on survey methodology and data science that prepares you for the challenges of working with designed data from surveys and organic data (aka "found data" or "big data");

A flexible online learning environment that allows you to take courses from anywhere in the world;

Live interaction with world-class faculty from leading universities and organizations who will share their academic and practical experience with you.

The program is currently funded by a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the initiative “Aufstieg durch Bildung: offene Hochschulen.” Due to the funding, participation in the program until February 2019 is tuition-free.

All relevant information about the admission process can be found at:

Please note that we will hold a live online Q&A-session on:

November 23, 2017 (19:00-20:00 CET)

January 11, 2018 (19:00-20:00 CET)

You can sign up for the Q&A by sending an email to