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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


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

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.
Precise Lead Screening Index

Decolonizing the algorithm: faculty from diverse fields tackle data justice

As society grapples with systemic inequality, four QTM faculty from diverse disciplines lead students to seek, gather and analyze data with justice in mind. QTM 310: Introduction to Data Justice is not only about quantitative theory and methods.

Read more about QTM & Data Justice