-------- INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM IN SURVEY AND DATA SCIENCE - ONLINE COURSE
*International Program in Survey and Data Science – offer for online course
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 - and will start in Spring 2016 . *All courses in the
program are fully **administered online* *.*
The International Program in Survey and Data Science offers:
- A multidisciplinary curriculum  with a core 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 number of elective courses allow you to shape your curriculum
according to your personal and professional needs.
- A flexible, web-based learning  environment that allows you to take
courses from anywhere in the World.
- Live interaction with world-class faculty  from leading universities
and organisations who will share their academic and practical experience with
Application for the first cohort (Spring 2016) of the full program will *open
in November 2015. For the first cohort until 2017,* *participation is
tuition-free for enrolment through the University of Mannheim*. After this
test period from 2018 the organisers plan to establish a Professional Master
Programme and students of the test phase (if accepted and programme will be
continued by the student) will be accredited for already achieved credit
points. Participants are expected:
- to attend a total of two workshops on-site
- to participate in the program evaluation
- to spend the same amount of time overall on all activities in the course as
in an on-site course
For more information: http://survey-data-science.net 
*Unsure whether you should apply to the program?* Meet Prof. Frauke Kreuter
(IPSDS Program Chair) online and ask everything you want to know about the
International Program in Survey and Data Science.
Online Q&A Session: November 23, 2016 from 17:00 to 18:00 (CET).
If you want to participate, just send an e-mail to ip...@uni-mannheim.de .
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