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For questions about the QMSS minor program or requirements, QMSS core courses or electives, software or technical issues with analytical tools, internships and career options, or anything related to being a student here at U-M, we have several advising options for you! Read on to find out more about meeting with QMSS Peer Mentors and Faculty or Staff Advisors!

Scroll down for a list of common advising topics & frequently asked questions!

QMSS Staff & Faculty Advisors

QMSS staff & faculty advisors are excited to meet prospective and current QMSS students for a variety of reasons! 

Staff and faculty advisors can help with:

  • Exploring your interests in quantitative methods, data science, statistics, and/or applied technical skills & finding courses or programs that best fit those (including those outside of QMSS).
  • Exploring QMSS core courses and electives, even if you are not a declared QMSS student.
  • Creating a multi-semester plan for taking QMSS courses relative to your major(s) and other minor(s) coursework, study abroad plans, and graduation goals.
  • Declaring the QMSS minor.
  • Getting your minor release in preparation for graduation.
  • Exploring internship or career options.
  • Connecting you with QMSS Peer Mentors, faculty, GSIs, and other University resources as needed.
  • So much more! Please see below for a list of common advising topics & frequently asked questions.

QMSS Peer Mentors

QMSS Peer Mentors are leaders in the QMSS Program and have already completed (or are currently completing) their core coursework and electives for the QMSS minor. They come from a wide range of majors and other minors here at U-M, and they are ready and able to answer any questions you may have! 

QMSS Peer Mentors are ready and able to offer their advice about:

  • QMSS core courses (QMSS 201 and QMSS 301), including what you'll learn, how to manage the workload, how to get extra help, and when to take the courses relative to other degree requirements.
  • QMSS electives, including what they know or have heard about elective options, which classes they recommend, and when to take the courses relative to the QMSS core courses or other degree requirements.
  • The potential benefits (or drawbacks) of taking QMSS courses and/or pursuing the QMSS minor based on your interests, major(s), other minor(s), and/or future career or graduate school interests.
  • So much more!

QMSS Peer Mentors are available during QMSS Community Hours (open to all students), and they are now offering both virtual and in-person drop-in hours - no need to make an appointment!

If you need to schedule a meeting with anyone outside of the hours below (or to meet with someone via Zoom instead of in-person), please reach out to them at!

Common advising topics:

Declaring the QMSS Minor

Registration & Course Planning

QMSS Electives

Getting a Minor Release & Preparing for Graduation

Miscellaneous Topics