Master in Public Policy / Analytics Dual Degree

Master in Public Policy / Analytics Dual Degree

The University of New Hampshire offers a dual degree program in policy and analytics that provides students with the skills needed to analyze critical societal issues, develop policy solutions, and translate analysis into action. The two degrees, one a Master in Public Policy (MPP) and the other a Master of Science in Analytics, offer students highly marketable credentials in just two years of study. 

The integrated program combines the MPP offered by the Carsey School of Public Policy with the MS Analytics offered by the UNH Graduate Program in Analytics & Data Science. Students can start the program with a focus on either the MPP or the MS Analytics but study content from each program during each year. There is a capstone experience during the second year for both paths that demonstrates command of skills from each program.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to pursue the MPP/MS Analytics dual degree program must apply for the MPP/MS Analytics dual degree and be accepted separately into each of the two degree programs. Students choosing to begin their dual degree with MPP coursework (Pathway 1 below) should apply to the dual degree by the MPP application deadline date (June).  Students choosing to begin their dual degree with the MS Analytics coursework (Pathway 2 below) should apply to the dual degree by the MS Analytics application deadline date (February).  Students currently enrolled in either program can apply to the second program (by that program’s application deadline) and tuition will be adjusted accordingly. Learn more.

Course of Study

The Carsey School requires 40 credits to obtain the MPP degree and the Analytics Program requires 36 credits for the MS Analytics.  Each program will accept 9 credits for successfully completed courses in the other program and there is a combined 3 credit capstone project. The dual degree thus has a total requirement of 61 credits.

Path to Degree Sample Schedule

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)

 

Tuition

The MPP/MS Analytics dual degree program has a tuition structure that reflects the reduced time to degree in both the Carsey School and the Analytics Program.  If both degrees are completed in four semesters plus a January term and one summer, the total tuition for full-time non-residents is $51,200. For full-time NH residents, it is $46,475.  If the MPP and MS Analytics were to be pursued separately, the cost for non-residents would be $61,320 and NH residents would pay, $55,695. 

Contact

For UNH Analytics:

Lyin Schramm
Program Coordinator
lyin.schramm@unh.edu
(603) 862-0803


For the Carsey School of Public Policy:

Curt Grimm
Deputy Director
curt.grimm@unh.edu
(603) 862-3788