Graduate Certificate in Computational Social Science
The program is open to all students with graduate standing at Mason and all students who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
CSS Certificate Requirements
2 Required Core Courses – 6 credits:
- CSS 600 – Introduction to Computational Social Science – 3 credits
- CSS 610 – Computational Analysis of Social Complexity – 3 credits
Elective Courses – 9 credits:
- CSS 605 – Object-oriented Modeling in Social Science – 3 credits
- CSS 620 – Origins of Social Complexity – 3 credits
- CSS 645 – Spatial Agent-based Models of Human-Environment Interactions – 3 credits
- CSS 692 – Social Network Analysis – 3 credits
Note: Students may include a maximum of 3 credits of programming courses to meet the elective requirements. Such programming courses as procedural, object-oriented languages, or other approved programming approaches such as CSI 603 or CSI 604 Introduction to Scientific Programming I or II may be used with permission of the director. Some courses on computational techniques, modeling, or statistics, such as visualization, graphics, and statistical and database packages (such as CSI 606 and 607), may also be used to meet the requirements with prior approval of the director.
TOTAL CREDITS: 15
For information about our graduate rates, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other information, please visit irr.gmu.edu.