MS in Data Analytics and Policy
The Johns Hopkins online MS in Data Analytics and Policy prepares students to tackle meaningful policy challenges using cutting-edge analytics.
Prepare for an In-Demand Field
Expertise at the intersection of data analytics and policy is in high demand. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates several related positions will grow faster than the average occupation through 2030, including:
- Operations analyst: 25% growth1
- Market research analyst: 22% growth2
- Management analyst: 14% growth3
Our graduates go on to work as analysts, project managers, and directors of research at federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as consulting firms, technology companies, startups, nonprofit advocacy organizations, and non-government organizations.
Gain Practical Skills & Expand Your Knowledge
Students graduate from the program with the ability to develop actionable insights from diverse sets of data, as well as the communication skills needed to share your knowledge with decision-makers and the public. Examples of core and elective courses include:
- Data Visualization
- Programming and Data Management
- Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
- Data Science for Public Policy
- Text as Data
- Civic Technology and Smart Cities
Learn on Your Terms
This 100% online data analytics and policy program offers a flexible schedule with start dates in the fall, spring, or summer. Attend full- or part-time and complete your degree in about two years. If you’re in the D.C. area, you’ll also have the option to join us on campus for a few electives
Why Study Data Analytics and Policy at JHU
Top-Tier Faculty and Seasoned Practitioners
You will learn from faculty members who are top scholars and researchers in their field, as well as from practicing data scientists, risk management consultants, policy analysts, software developers, and other data and policy professionals.
Concentrations: Find Your Focus
Students may choose to pursue a concentration in one of four areas: public management, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, or political behavior and policy analysis.
Prime Location to Learn and Work
Washington, DC is an ideal place for data and policy analysts. Every federal government agency, from the CIA to the EPA, is expanding its analytical capacity. Because AAP is based here, you’ll have access to a faculty with real-world experience at top agencies and policy organizations.
Customize your data analytics and policy curriculum with the intelligence certificate and earn two credentials at once. In addition, this combination will help you to earn the credentials in less time than if pursued separately.
Center for Advanced Governmental Studies
Our mission, to provide a strong foundation of knowledge upon which innovative policy programs and promising leaders can develop, informs all of The Center’s initiatives. The Center encompasses several degrees and certificate programs designed to enhance understanding of the processes of government and global security.
Take the Next Step
Develop expertise in analytical and critical thinking skills and prepare to help organizations make data-driven decisions that positively impact society.
The salary data for potential data analytics and policy career options are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook:
1 “Operations Research Analysts: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
2 “Management Analysts: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
3 “Market Research Analysts: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.