Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Research Design and Methods Courses

This is a list of current and projected annual courses at the Jackson School and other departments at UW. The list is updated at the start of each academic quarter by the Ph.D. Program. For more information, please contact us at

Projected Courses 2018-19

In addition to the Jackson School courses listed below, you will find relevant courses in a number of departments and schools such as American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Communications, Geography, History, Law, Marine and Environmental Affairs, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, Social Work and others. Contact the JSIS Ph.D. Program GPC for approval to take a class that is not listed in the handbook as a course requirement.  See Time Schedule for a complete list of course offerings.

Approved Methods Courses

CS&SS 501 Advanced Political Research Design and Analysis
PUBPOL 525 Quantitative Analysis
COM 513 Fieldwork Research Methods
SOC 508 Logic of Social Inquiry
SOC 555 Methods in Macro, Comparative, and Historical Sociology
POLS 504 Designing Multi-Method Field Research
ANTH 519/GH 538 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Anthropology and Public Health
JSIS 512 Qualitative Data Analysis
GEOG 525 Advanced Qualitative Methods in Geography
AIS 501/GWSS 510 Documentary Research Methods for the Social Sciences and Humanities
COM 527 Global Communication Research Methods
CS&SS 510 Maximum Likelihood Methods for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 526 Structural Equation Models for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 527 Survey Research Methods
CS&SS 529 Sample Survey Techniques
CS&SS 536 Analysis of Categorical and Count Data
CS&SS 544 Event History Analysis for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 560 Hierarchical Modeling for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 564 Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences
CS&SS 566 Causal Modeling
CS&SS 567 Statistical Analysis of Social Networks
CS&SS 569 Visualizing Data
CS&SS 589 Multivariate Data Analysis for the Social Sciences

Qualitative Methods Courses

A comprehensive list of qualitative research methods classes offered at UW is on the Qualitative Multi-Method Research Initiative site. Check this site to find a relevant methods class and to learn more about the optional QUAL Concentration track this is available for graduate students.

Quantitative Methods Courses

A list of quantitative research methods classes offered at UW is on the Center for Statistics and Social Sciences site. You can also find quantitative methods classes in other departments.

The Center for Social Science Computation and Research

A list of methods workshops offered through CSSCR is online:

Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology

The CSDE Demographic Methods Graduate Certificate Program is the academic pathway to advanced population research at UW. See the website for course listings and certificate requirements.