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
  • 470.660 Program Evaluation (when not taken as a core course)
  • 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
  • 470.738 Civic Technology and Smart Cities
  • 470.763 Database Management Systems
  • 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
  • 470.660 Program Evaluation (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.688 Political Institutions and the Policy Process
  • 470.699 Applied Performance Analytics (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.703 Urban Data Analytics
  • 470.733 Origins and Influence of Public Opinion on American Democracy and Elections
  • 470.745 Terrorist Financing and Counterterrorist Finance Techniques
  • 470.758 Data-driven Campaigns and Elections
  • 470.769 Data Science for Public Policy (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.779 Computational Modeling for Policy and Security Analysis

Geospatial Analysis

  • 420.677 Spatial Statistics
  • 430.600 Web GIS
  • 430.601 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • 430.602 Remote Sensing: Systems and Applications
  • 430.603 Geospatial Data Modeling
  • 430.604 Spatial Analytics
  • 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
  • 430.615 Big Data Analytics: Tools and Techniques (when not taken as a core course)
  • 430.617 Demographics Modeling
  • 430.627 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Geospatial Technology
  • 472.611 Analyzing Social Media and Geospatial Information

Statistical Analysis

  • 420.677 Spatial Statistics
  • 430.615 Big Data Analytics: Tools and Techniques (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.643 Text as Data
  • 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)
  • 470.700 Cloud Computing in the Public Sector
  • 470.708 Unleashing Open Data with Python
  • 470.736 Methods of Policy Analytics (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.743 Data Mining and Predictive Analytics (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.763 Database Management Systems
  • 470.764 Survey Methodology
  • 470.769 Data Science for Public Policy (when not taken as a core course)
  • 470.772 Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • 470.779 Computational Modeling for Political and Policy Analysis