The Certificate in Government Analytics provides students with the knowledge and skill set needed to perform sophisticated data analyses, draw substantive conclusions and communicate results for the purpose of improving the functioning of government. Through the use of cutting-edge tools and skills, students will be able to address contemporary political, policy and governance challenges.
The certificate can be completed by students seeking a stand-alone credential in analytics, or by those who wish to supplement one of their other degree programs, such as the MA in Government, MA in Public Management or MA in Global Security Studies.
|Course Locations||Washington, DC and *Online|
|Available 100% Online||*Yes|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring or Summer|
|Degree Requirements||5 Courses|
The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Government Analytics curriculum provides students with foundational skills in statistical analysis and the opportunity to develop expertise in a specialty area, including advanced statistics, geospatial analysis, political behavior and public policy analysis and public management.
No prior coursework in quantitative methods is necessary. The program welcomes students from diverse academic backgrounds who are committed to acquiring expertise in the field of analytics.
The schedule for completing the degree is flexible. Students in the Washington, DC area can attend classes on the ground at our Washington, DC Center, which is located near Dupont Circle. Classes are held on weekday evenings. In addition, anyone around the world can take classes online. *All online courses are offered asynchronously, meaning students do not need to log in at a required time to take the course. Coursework is completed through weekly lesson modules that students log into at times that are convenient and within the course schedule. Students can also choose to take some on-the-ground courses and some online courses.
Most students who work full-time take two courses per term (fall, spring and summer) and complete the program in 2- 3 terms. You may, however, take fewer or more courses per term depending on your outside commitments.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Bachner.
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What does an online course at Johns Hopkins look like?
The following video provides a snapshot of online coursework in the Government Analytics program. Dr. Jennifer Bachner walks you through her online course, Quantitative Methods.
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- 8.12 - Spotlight on 2015-16 Bryce Harlow Fellow Kirsten Hunter
- 5.4 - Paul Weinstein Quoted in CNBC Article
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