A typical course sequence for MS-DSPP full-time students appears below.

Full-time MS-DSPP students complete the program in two years. 


Year One: Fall Semester
  • PPOL 506 — Intermediate Microeconomics
  • PPOL 510/PPOL 511 — Public Policy Process/Comparative Policy Process
  • PPOL 560 — Accelerated Stats for Public Policy I
  • PPOL 564 — Foundations of Data Science

Year One: Spring Semester
  • PPOL 514/PPOL 515 — Public Management/Comparative Public Management
  • PPOL 561 — Accelerated Stats for Public Policy II

  • PPOL 565 — Introduction to Data Analytics (formerly ANLY 501)

Year Two: Fall Semester
  • PPOL 563 — Data Visualization
  • PPOL 566 — Statistical Learning
  • Elective
Year Two: Spring Semester
  • PPOL 567 — Massive Data Fundamentals

  • PPOL 568 — Data Ethics (1.5 credits)
  • PPOL 569 — Data Communication (1.5 credits)
  • Elective