Accelerate your career and academic growth in 4 weeks.

This four-week summer program creates a unique learning opportunity for global students and young professionals to connect rigorous data analytics to cutting-edge policy research implementation.

Students enjoy the enormous academic, professional, and student life resources at the University of Chicago.

Rigorous interdisciplinary training

This program teaches students quantitative data analytical skills, exposes them to a wide range of public policy issues, and prepares them with hands on research project experience.

Rich on-campus resources and supporting system 

This program is a holistic student experience allowing students to fully utilize various on-campus resources. Additionally, the program provides an exclusive support system for students from peer leaders, graduate teaching assistants, graduate resident assistants and program advisors.

Connections with UChicago Community and Policy Practitioners

Students will have opportunities to network with UChicago community members, including current graduate students, alumni working in Chicago, staff from admissions and career development offices. Students will hear from well-known practitioners in a variety of public policy fields to understand the application of classroom material in the real world.

"I chose DPSS because it’s a great opportunity for me to explore how data analytical skills can be applied to real life public policy problem solving."

Zhaopeng (Cecilia) Cai, DPSS 2019 Participant, BS in Data Science, New York University Shanghai

Summer Scholar Program Staff