Applications for BDSS-IGERT Cohort 6 are now closed and we currently expect this to be the final BDSS-IGERT cohort.

But good news! Applications are being accepted for the Graduate Program in Social Data Analytics (SoDA), which was developed from BDSS-IGERT.

SoDA offers a dual-title PhD with the programs in Human Development & Family Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and Statistics. SoDA also offers a doctoral minor, for which PhD students in any major program are eligible to apply.

Learn more about the SoDA Graduate Program and how to apply here.

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact:

Kristy Boob
SoDA Graduate Staff Coordinator (


Bruce Desmarais
SoDA Director of Graduate Studies (