Application Deadlines

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.

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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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Course Sequence

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.

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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 & 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. 

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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.

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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.

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Tuition & Scholarships

Two types of financial assistance are available at Georgetown University: merit-based assistance and need-based assistance.

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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.

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Featured News

Analytics and Public Policy Students Win 2017 Deloitte Foundation Fellowship

Analytics and Public Policy Students Win 2017 Deloitte Foundation Fellowship

October 6, 2017

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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    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.

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    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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    Dr. Laila Wahedi, MDI’s Postdoc Fellow, won an award for her work on Russian trolls at the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) North American Social Network (NASN) Conference held in Washington, DC on November 27-30.

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    Large-scale Climate Data Workshops

    Last month, the Massive Data Institute (MDI) completed its Data Workshop series that was offered throughout the fall semester. In collaborating with the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI), MDI put together a two-part series titled “Large Scale Analysis of Climate and Land Cover Data,” to explore climate and land cover data.

Upcoming Events

There is a lot going on at McCourt- join us for an upcoming event.