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Smart Data, Not Big Data


Emory University’s Department of Quantitative Theory and Methods provides a new educational model, one that convincingly answers 21st-century business, academic, and societal needs.

Students benefit from the pairing of a rigorous education in data science and research design with the signal advantages of a liberal arts education, including critical thinking and effective communication.

Through multidisciplinary study across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, coupled with the right mix of experiential learning opportunities, students emerge as fully rounded professionals who bring value to industry and society as thought leaders.

QTM Highlights


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Making a measurable difference

Through QTM's capstone and experiential learning opportunities, Emory students and faculty have a positive impact on the public good and the bottom line.

QTM partners with local organizations and national businesses to extend project-based learning beyond the classroom.

Read more about one of QTM's impactful capstone projects
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Distinguished students and alumni

Our talented students use their data science skills to achieve excellence in the classroom, in research, and in their post-graduation careers.

Read about a new, more precise lead screening index to capture Georgians' risk of exposure, developed as part of QTM alumna Samantha Distler's honors thesis.
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Innovative faculty research and initiatives

QTM faculty bridge academia and the real world with research that both engages undergraduates and serves the broader community.

Whether its understanding policing and jurisprudence or conducting a critical examination on the ethics of data science, the QTM faculty research is recognized for its importance.

Learn about Dr. Lauren Klein's work on data ethics