Master in Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree M.P.P./M.S.

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Master in Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree M.P.P./M.S.

Cutting Edge Data Management for Policy Impact.

Program Overview

The Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree equips you with the skills and knowledge required to analyze critical societal issues, develop effective policy solutions, and translate analysis into action.

You can choose to start the program with either the Master in Public Policy (fall term) or the MS in Analytics (summer term) and study a mix of content from both programs each year. Your capstone experience during the second year for both paths will demonstrate your command of skills from each program. In just two years, you will graduate with two highly marketable and sought-after degrees:  Master in Public Policy and MS in Analytics.

Program Delivery & Location:  Academic courses for both programs are offered in person on the UNH Durham campus with a portion of the MPP experiential learning taking place offsite:  Washington, DC, for the Colloquium and at the Internship site location during the internship experience.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Students enrolled in the Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree program are required to earn a minimum of thirty-one (31) credits in the Master in Public Policy program (MPP) and thirty (30) credits in the MS in Analytics program, resulting in a minimum of 61 credits in total.  Students completing their dual degree will graduate with two master's degrees:  Master in Public Policy and Master of Science in Analytics. 

Students can choose to start the dual degree in the fall term with MPP coursework or in the summer term with MS in Analytics coursework.  It is highly recommended that students meet with their Academic Advisors for both programs prior to starting the Dual Degree to insure they have a clear understanding of the dual degree program requirements and course schedule.

Below are the courses required for the Public Policy (MPP) and Analytics (MS) programs to successfully complete this Dual Degree curriculum:

Public Policy M.P.P. - Dual Degree Curriculum - Required Courses


MPP CORE Curriculum Courses (4 Courses):
PPOL 902Strategy and Practice of Public Policy3
PPOL 904Economics for Public Policy3
PPOL 906Fundamentals of Policy Analysis3
PPOL 910Policy Across Borders3
MPP EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Activities (4 Courses):
PPOL 950Washington DC Colloquium3
PPOL 990APolicy Capstone Planning 11
PPOL 990Policy Capstone 13
PPOL 998Policy Internship 23
MPP ELECTIVE Courses: Choose 3 MPP-Approved Elective Courses 1,39
Total Credits31

Analytics M.S. - Dual Degree Curriculum - Required Courses


MS in Analytics BEGINNER Courses (4 Courses):
DATA 800Introduction to Applied Analytic Statistics3
DATA 801Foundations of Data Analytics3
DATA 802Analytical Tools and Foundations3
DATA 803Introduction to Analytics Applications3
MS in Analytics INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED Courses (4 Courses):
DATA 900Data Architecture3
DATA 901Analytics Applications I3
DATA 902Analytics Methods3
DATA 903Analytics Applications II3
MS in Analytics EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Activities (2 Courses):
DATA 911Analytics Practicum I 13
DATA 912Analytics Practicum II 13
Total Credits30

Please consult the MS in Analytics program website for program information and detailed requirements.


Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree Credit Summary

Master in Public Policy Program Course Credits31
MS in Analytics Program Course Credits30
Total Credits61

Program Details

1. Begin Dual Degree with Master in Public Policy 

Summer I Fall I January Term I Spring I
 
  • Economics for Policy (PPOL 904) 
  • Policy Analysis (PPOL 906)
  • Elective (PPOL)
  • Elective (PPOL)
  • Washington, DC Colloquium (PPOL 950)
  • Strategy and Practice (PPOL 902)
  • Policy Across Border (PPOL 910)
  • Internship (PPOL 998)
  • Planning Seminar
Summer II Fall II January Term II Spring II
  • Intro Applied Analytics Statistics (DATA 800)
  • Foundations of Data Analytics (DATA 801) 
  • Analytical Tools and Foundations (DATA 802) 
  • Intro Analytics Applications (DATA 803)
  • Data Architecture (DATA 900)
  • Analytics Applications I (DATA 901)
  • Practicum (DATA 911)
  • Cluster One (PPOL 912 or 822)
 
  • Analytics Methods (DATA 902) 
  • Analytics Applications II (DATA 903)
  • Practicum (DATA 912)
  • Cluster Two (PPOL 912 or 822)

2. Begin Dual Degree with MS in Analytics 

Summer I Fall I January Term I Spring I
  • Intro Applied Analytics Statistics (DATA 800)
  • Foundations of Data Analytics (DATA 801) 
  • Analytical Tools and Foundations (DATA 802) 
  • Intro Analytics Applications (DATA 803)
  • Data Architecture (DATA 900)
  • Analytics Applications I (DATA 901)
  • Economics for Policy (PPOL 904) 
  • Cluster One (PPOL 912 or 822)
 
  • Analytics Methods (DATA 902) 
  • Analytics Applications II (DATA 903)
  • Planning Seminar
  • Cluster Two (PPOL 912 or 822)
Summer II Fall II January Term II Spring II
  • Internship (PPOL 998)
  • Policy Analysis (PPOL 906)
  • Elective (PPOL)
  • Elective (PPOL)
  • Practicum (DATA 911)
Washington, DC Colloquium (PPOL 950)
  • Strategy and Practice (PPOL 902)
  • Policy Across Border (PPOL 910)
  • Practicum (DATA 912)

 

The MPP/MS in Analytics dual degree program has a tuition structure that reflects acceptance of credits by each program from the other to fulfill a portion of each degree's course requirements. If both degrees are completed in four semesters plus a January term and summer term, the total tuition is $51,200 for full-time non-residents and $46,475 for NH residents. If the MPP and MSin  Analytics were to be pursued separately, the cost  would be $61,320 for full-time non-residents and $55,695 for NH residents. 

The Carsey School is proud to partner with likeminded organizations with similar missions and visions to offer education awards to individuals that have served their communities, allowing them to further their education and expand their impact, both domestically and overseas. 

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Students wishing to pursue the MPP/MS in Analytics Dual Degree must apply online and be accepted separately into each of the two degree programs (Master in Public Policy and M.S. in Analytics).  Students currently enrolled in either program can apply to the second and tuition will be adjusted accordingly. Learn more.
 

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