Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy
A unique curriculum at the intersection of data science and quantitative public policy analysis, the MS-DSPP equips graduates with cutting-edge computational, analytical, and leadership skills.
Applications are accepted from July 1 - April 1.
Those applying with a completed application by 30 November 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 Deadline.**
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.
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.
The MS-DSPP is a full-time, 39-credit (14 course) degree program, divided into core and elective courses which can be completed in two years.
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.
Admissions Events & Visits
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.
How To Apply
The MS-DSPP is an advanced degree for recent college graduates with some background in statistics, economics, mathematics, or computer science who are interested in developing technical data skills for public sector work.
The McCourt Community
The McCourt School is a vibrant, engaged, and diverse community of students, scholars, and practitioners devoted to solving society's most pressing challenges through evidence-based policy.
Tuition & Scholarships
Two types of financial assistance are available at Georgetown University: merit-based assistance and need-based assistance.
Massive Data Institute
The Massive Data Institute (MDI) is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of high-dimensional data to answer public policy questions.
Analytics students have teamed up with McCourt School of Public Policy students to win the 2017 Deloitte Foundation Data Analytics Fellowship.
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