Concentrations

Students in the MS in Government Analytics may pursue an optional concentration in
(1) Public Management,
(2) Geospatial Analysis,
(3) Political Behavior and Policy Analysis or
(4) Statistical Analysis.

Below is a list of courses that count toward each concentration. If there is a course not listed that you think should apply, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Bachner (jbachner@jhu.edu) to secure approval.

To earn the concentration, you must complete four electives in the concentration area.

Public Management

  • 470.605 Global Political Economy
  • 470.608 Public Policy Evaluation and the Policy Process
  • 470.613 Managing Risk and Performance: Improving Decisionmaking in Government Agencies
  • 470.623 Nonprofit Program Development and Evaluation
  • 470.627 Financial Management and Analysis in the Public Sector
  • 470.631 Economics for Public Decision Making
  • 470.645 The Budgetary Process
  • 470.671 Risk Management in the Public Sector
  • 470.694 Big Data Management Systems (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.695 Essentials of Public and Private Management
  • 470.731 Privacy in a Data-driven Society
  • 470.763 Database Management Systems
  • 470.794 Human Capital Analytics
  • 470.798 Financial Management and Analysis in Nonprofits

Political Behavior and Policy Analysis

  • 470.608 Public Policy Evaluation and the Policy Process
  • 470.624 Health Care Analytics and Policy
  • 470.688 Political Institutions and the Policy Process
  • 470.699 Applied Performance Analytics (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.733 Origins and Influence of Public Opinion on American Democracy and Elections
  • 470.742 Models of Public Policy Analysis
  • 470.745 Terrorist Financing and Counterterrorist Finance Techniques
  • 470.758 Data-driven Campaigns and Elections
  • 470.769 Data Science for Public Policy
  • 470.779 Computational Modeling for Political and Policy Analysis
  • 470.793 The Influence of Public Opinion on Public Policy and American Democracy

Geospatial Analysis

  • 430.600 Web GIS
  • 430.601 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • 430.602 Remote Sensing: Earth Observing Systems and Applications
  • 430.603 Geospatial Data Modeling
  • 430.604 Spatial Analysis with GIS
  • 430.605 Development and Management of GIS Projects
  • 430.606 Programming in GIS
  • 430.607 Spatial Databases and Data Interoperability
  • 430.608 GIS and Spatial Decision Support Systems
  • 430.611 Geospatial Ontologies and Semantics
  • 430.613 Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing
  • 430.617 Demographics Modeling

Statistical Analysis

  • 430.615 Big Data Analytics: Tools and Techniques (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.643 Text as Data
  • 470.649 Behind the Numbers: Polling and American Elections
  • 470.660 Program Evaluation (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.667 Machine Learning and Neural Networks
  • 470.673 Data Visualization (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.674 Advanced Data Visualization: Interactive Web Graphics
  • 470.675 Measurement for Government Analytics
  • 470.694 Big Data Management Systems (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.699 Applied Performance Analytics (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.708 Unleashing Open Data with Python
  • 470.738 Time Series Models and Forecasting (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.743 Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
  • 470.763 Database Management Systems
  • 470.764 Survey Methodology
  • 470.766 Economic Growth: The Politics of Development in Asia, Africa and Beyond (with permission from Dr. Bachner)
  • 470.769 Data Science for Public Policy
  • 470.779 Computational Modeling for Political and Policy Analysis