Degree Details and Courses
This Master of Science degree is composed of 5 Required Core Courses and 7 Elective Courses for at least 36 credits. Within the Required Core Courses is the culminating experience of a Capstone course. In addition, you can choose to pursue one of the four optional Areas of Concentration, including:
- Statistical Analysis
- Geospatial Analysis
- Political Behavior and Policy Analysis
- Public Management
Core Courses - Required
Complete all 5 courses.
• Enroll in "Capstone for Data Analytics and Policy" during your final semester.
This course is for students who are completing their M.S. in Data Analytics and Policy (formerly M.S. in Government Analytics). The course guides through the process of developing and executing an original data analysis project aimed at addressing an issue related to public policy, politics or governance. Students will formulate an empirical research question and answer that question using a quantitative analysis that makes an original, scholarly contribution. To complete the project, students will use the skills, tools and knowledge they have acquired throughout the program. Students should take this course in their final term (or penultimate term with permission from their advisor).
Prerequisites: All other core courses
Select 7 electives from any of the courses listed within this degree’s concentrations, with a few noted exceptions. Also, with approval of your academic adviser, you may choose up to two electives from selected degree programs within Johns Hopkins’ Advanced Academic Programs division, including Government, Global Security Studies, Applied Economics, Communication, and Energy Policy and Climate.
You may choose to pursue one of the four optional Areas of Concentration. To qualify, you must select at least 4 courses from within that Area of Concentration.