Data Analytics and Policy

MS in Data Analytics and Policy Online Information Session

April 16, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


The Master of Science in Data Analytics and Policy prepares students to use analytics to tackle policy challenges in the public and private sectors. Students graduate with expertise in cutting-edge analytical methods relied upon by government agencies, research institutes, private companies, and non-profit organizations. The program emphasizes the application of analytics to substantive issues to develop students into data-driven leaders.

MS in Data Analytics and Policy

Format Online (a few electives are also offered onsite in Washington, D.C.)
Entry Terms Fall, Spring, and Summer
Degree Requirements 12 courses
Length of Program 16 – 24 months
Tuition $4,234* per course.
*Final rates pending approval of the Board of Trustees.

Public and private organizations collect copious amounts of data every day. Skilled analysts are needed across all industries and specializations. Some examples of organizations where graduates work include the following, among others:

  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Consulting firms
  • Technology companies and startups
  • Nonprofit advocacy organizations and NGOs

The schedule for completing this degree program is flexible. Many students work full-time while attending the program on a part-time basis and complete their degree in two years. Full-time students can complete the degree in one year. The MS in Data Analytics and Policy is offered primarily online, although some electives are offered at the Johns Hopkins Washington DC Center each term.

Students may choose to focus within one of the following specialized areas: political behavior and policy analysis, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, or public management. The electives cover a wide range of analytical methods, including machine learning, predictive analysis, text analysis, database management systems, computational modeling, civic technology, economic analysis, survey methodology, risk analysis, and data privacy.

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

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