The Master of Science in Government Analytics prepares students to become leaders in the data revolution. Students will develop expertise in analytical methods that are increasingly relied upon by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Through the use of cutting-edge tools and skills, students will be able to address contemporary political, policy and governance challenges.
MS in Government Analytics
|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||$4,234.33* per course.
*Final rates pending approval of the Board of Trustees.
The Johns Hopkins MS in Government Analytics curriculum provides students with a broad set of foundational skills in statistical analysis and offers the opportunity to develop expertise in a specific analytical area. The program offers concentrations in statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, political behavior and policy analysis and public management. No prior coursework in quantitative methods is necessary.
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. Further, students can 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 degree in two years. You may, however, take fewer or more courses per term depending on your outside commitments.
We also offer a five-course Certificate in Government Analytics.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Bachner.
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. _
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.
- 10.21 - Drs. Jennifer Bachner and Sarah O’Byrne Publish Article on Teaching Quantitative Methods
- 3.15 - Paul Weinstein on 2019 WalletHub Tax Survey
- 1.3 - Dr. Jennifer Bachner Publishes Case Study on Survey Experiments
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