Welcome to the 2015 ICPSR Summer Program!

Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The ICPSR Summer Program is recognized throughout the world as a leading program providing basic and advanced training in a wide range of methodologies and technologies for social science research. Our courses emphasize the integration of methodological strategies with the theoretical and practical concerns that arise in research on substantive social issues. The ICPSR Summer Program strives to provide a unique and supportive social environment which facilitates professional networking and encourages the exchange of ideas about the theory and practice of social science research.

Founded in 1963 as a limited effort, the ICPSR Summer Program has expanded dramatically in size and scope. Today, it serves a large and diverse international constituency. The 2014 Program offered 97 workshops and lectures in seven locations across the United States and Canada. Over 1,000 participants took courses in the ICPSR Summer Program this past year. They came from 360 institutions in 38 nations, and they represent at least 25 academic disciplines.

Please browse this site to learn about ICPSR, the Summer Program, our courses, our instructors, and visitor information for Ann Arbor. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us, at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu

Thank you for your interest in the ICPSR Summer Program!


Saundra K. Schneider
Director, ICPSR Summer Program


Feel free to contact the ICPSR Summer Program directly.

Program Announcements

    Registration Open for the 2015 Summer Program

    You can now register for all 2015 ICPSR Summer Program courses through our online Portal.

    For detailed instructions on how to register, visit our Registration and Fees page.

    2015 ICPSR Scholarships

    The ICPSR Summer Program offers several fee-waiver scholarships to support graduate students and pre-tenure scholars who want to participate in the Summer Program's four-week sessions. The scholarships are targeted toward specific substantive fields and academic disciplines. You can find a list of our scholarships on our Financial Assistance page

    The deadline for all ICPSR Scholarships is April 30, 2015.

    Janet Box-Steffensmeier Scholarships & John A. Garcia Scholarships

    Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships are awarded by the Society for Political Methodology to encourage women and underrepresented graduate students in political science to attend the ICPSR Summer Program. The awards are named in honor of Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia, major figures in quantitative social science research and strong supporters of the ICPSR Summer Program. Both the Box-Steffensmeier and Garcia Scholarships provide a fee waiver of our four-week registration fees. The application deadline is April 15, 2015.

    You can find additional information here.

    3- to 5-Day Workshop Schedule Posted

    You can view our schedule of 3- to 5-day workshops here.

    Note: We are still creating our full schedule of short workshops, so be sure to check back frequently for updated information on the course list, dates, and locations.

    ICPSR Announces New Summer Program Director

    ICPSR is pleased to announce that Saundra Schneider will join ICPSR as the next Director of the Summer Program starting in August 2014. Schneider succeeds Interim Director John Garcia, who has served in that position since January 2014. Schneider is a long-time Summer Program instructor and has been teaching Regression Analysis I, one of the mainstay courses in the Program, since 1990. She is Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. Her main research areas are public policy and state politics, with particular emphases on social welfare, governmental response to disasters, spending priorities across program areas, and public opinion toward federalism. more

    EITM Certification for Program Scholars

    Participants in the four-week sessions of the 2015 ICPSR Summer Program can receive certification in formal modeling and statistical analysis for subsequent participation in the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) program.

    Details are available on the EITM website.

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