MS-DSPP in Action

McCourt's MS-DSPP cohort held a poster session
Last spring, McCourt's MS-DSPP cohort held a poster session featuring the results of their partnership with DC's Department of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs (DCRA).
DSPP student meet and engage DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson
McCourt's Data Science for Public Policy students had a chance to meet and engage DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.
DSPP student intern
Andrea Quevedo - a Data Science Intern at the World Resources Institute (WRI)'s Climate Program supporting Power Explorer, a project seeking to provide open access to global data on power production and its impacts. Read More
Kirk Borne Event
Kirk Borne, the Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, presenting to Data Science for Public Policy students on how data science and analytics can be tapped to provide more value to organizations.


 Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted from July 1 - April 1.

Those applying with a completed application by 1 December will be considered for scholarship and they will be notified of their decision by mid-January. The Priority Deadline for scholarship consideration is 15 January.

**International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the Priority or Early Action Deadlines.**

The Final Deadline for application submission is 1 April.

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To receive admissions information, ask questions concerning admission, attend a class, or schedule a visit of the Georgetown campus, please contact the McCourt School Admissions Office.

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Program Information


The MS-DSPP is a joint degree offered by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown’s Graduate Analytics program combining the historic strengths of McCourt’s public policy analysis curriculum with the cutting-edge computational, mathematical, statistical methods training of Georgetown’s Analytics program.

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Michael Bailey

Message from the Director

 It’s not a secret: careers in data science are exploding. 

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- Michael A Bailey, Professor and Director of the Data Science for Public Policy Program

Course Sequence

The MS-DSPP is a full-time, 39-credit (14 course) STEM degree program, divided into core and elective courses which can be completed in two years.

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Student Impact

Our MS-DSPP students are doing some great work. Check out a few of their recent internship, scholarly, and classroom projects.

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Internship & Employment Outcomes

In governments and the nonprofit sector, the demand for data analysts, scientists, and data savvy managers is rising quickly (Indeed's listing of data scientist positions has quadrupled since 2013). This innovative, blended curriculum allows graduates to be highly valuable across sectors in the US and around the globe.

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Admissions Events

Join us online or in-person throughout the year for a comprehensive overview of our MS-DSPP program and answers to your questions. Sessions will also discuss the admissions process, requirements, and outcomes. 

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Data Science @Georgetown

Georgetown University has a thriving community of researchers, scholars and students in working in data science.

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Speakers and Events

Please join us for data science speakers and events throughout the year.

Program Events

  • Baltimore's Lafayette Street
    Researching Poverty and American Housing with Big Data

    Eva Rosen, an Assistant Professor at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, is using her MDI Seed Grant to further her research in poverty and American housing policy.

  • Jonathan Ladd introducing panel discussion
    Data Blending: Tackling the Obstacles

    Last month, the Massive Data Institute (MDI) organized a two-part panel discussion on “Data Blending: Tackling the Obstacles” in the Bioethics Research Library.

  • GIS Workshop - classroom photo with students around a u-shaped table, laptops out, working with data.
    Satellite Imagery and GIS Software

    This past month, the Massive Data Institute (MDI) collaborated with the School of Foreign Service (SFS) to organize a two-day workshop on Satellite Imagery and GIS software.

  • Art depicting Man in overalls with shovel walking toward looming piece of cryptocurrency
    Insuring Your Bitcoin: Creating More Efficient ZKPs

    Georgetown’s Justin Thaler, an assistant professor in the department of computer science, has dedicated his latest research to develop new, more efficient ZKPs using his MDI Seed Grant funding awarded in 2017.

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