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International Program in Survey and Data Science – Apply now!

The International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS)

The online graduate degree program jointly offered by the University of Mannheim and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology is ideally suited for the working professional.

IPSDS combines classical statistical and social sciences (sampling, weighting, imputation, data collection, etc.) along with courses covering new developments beyond traditional surveys (linking data, big data, machine learning, non-probability sampling, etc).  This unique combination quickly closes the knowledge gap for new government employees through a multidisciplinary curriculum that specializes in survey methodology and data science.

The application process to join the 4th cohort of the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS) is now open. All relevant information about the admission process can be found at:


If you have any questions you can also sign up for th online Question & Answer session on January 16, 2019 (6:00 PM-7:00 PM CET) by sending an email to ipsds@uni-mannheim.de