The seven-week virtual program connects learners around the globe.

Without the limitations of physical space, undergraduate and graduate students along with young professionals from all corners of the earth can come together and build a unique international community.

With diverse representation in global perspectives as well as a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds, you can connect with and learn from each other as you use new skills in rigorous data analytics to study cutting-edge policy research topics.

From the comfort of your own space anywhere in the world, you can:

  • Watch videos of lectures at your own pace
  • Join daily live sessions and virtual office hours with faculty and graduate teaching assistants at the University of Chicago
  • Work on a research project with University of Chicago faculty

Apply to attend either session:

  • Session one | June 15, 2020 - August 2, 2020
  • Session two | July 27, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Application deadlines:

  • Session one | May 18, 2020
  • Session two | June 15, 2020

Apply now and change your perspective in under two months.

Benefits of the Virtual Program

To ensure your safety and wellness during the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have transformed our four-week in-person program to a seven-week virtual learning experience.

You can expect to achieve the same learning outcomes from the virtual format, along with additional opportunities to engage with your instructors over a longer period of time.

Learn from our program alumni about their experience during and after the program.

"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