The MSU Political Science Department has a unique relationship with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Although the ICPSR Summer Program is located at the University of Michigan, its Director is Saundra K. Schneider, Professor in the MSU Political Science Department.  The ICPSR Summer Program is recognized throughout the world as the preeminent training facility for research methodology in the social sciences. Professor Schneider’s position as Director of the Program gives the MSU Political Science Department excellent visibility and provides a wide variety of opportunities for MSU faculty and (especially) graduate students. To learn more about the ICPSR Summer Program, go to: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/