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School of International Service, PhD

SIS-806 Quantitative Methods in International Relations

This 3 credit course is an epistemological and methodological survey of quantitative social scientific inquiry. It examines concept construction and measurement in statistical and other research techniques. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of data and substantive interpretation of results. The course concludes with discussions on what good research is. Usually offered every fall.

Course Syllabus

Prerequisite: admission to the Ph.D. in International Relations.


Contact Kasey Neil Petri, the PhD Program Coordinator, at 202-885-6582 or

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the University to meet faculty members and current PhD students. To arrange a visit, contact Graduate Admissions at 202-885-1646 or