The program combines the historic strengths of the McCourt School’s public policy analysis curriculum with the cutting-edge computational, mathematical, statistical methods training of the Georgetown Graduate Analytics program.

The MS-DSPP trains students to apply data science methods to public policy questions– like economics and job creation, health and health care, and education– in new and innovative ways.

Oriented towards public service and civic engagement but relevant in the private and nonprofit sectors, graduates of the MS-DSPP program will not only be trained in the tools of data science and quantitative public policy analysis, but also in communicating their solutions effectively in the policy world.

 

Where Did Our Students Intern This Summer?
 

Andrea Quevedo

Andrea Quevedo 

Andrea is 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.

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Douglas Hummel-Price

Douglas Hummel-Price

Douglas is spending his summer as a graduate policy research intern at the Data Coalition, a trade organization dedicated to enacting standardized, open, machine-readable data throughout the Federal Government.

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Career Events

Annual Analytics Career Fair:
The Analytics program hosted the second annual Spring Career Fair for graduate students in Analytics, Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics, and Public Policy on Friday, February 22, 2019. The Career Fair is a great opportunity for students to interact with representatives from local companies in a relaxed, intimate setting that allows the employers to become familiar with our students and their qualifications. The companies are seeking students for internships as well as full-time employment after graduation.

Cawley Career Education Center:
Every year, the Cawley Career Education Center brings employers from around the country to recruit Georgetown students and alumni for full-time and internship opportunities in a variety of industries. These career fairs are offered exclusively for degree seeking Georgetown University students and degreed alumni. Events include: Health, Science, Analytics, & Tech Career Fair and the Annual Career Fair.

Outcomes

McCourt Employment Outcomes:
McCourt graduates thrive in the public, private, nonprofit, and multilateral sectors. Each year, students are surveyed six months after graduation. For the classes of 2013 through 2015, 91% of graduates that responded were employed or furthering their education six months after graduation. Examples of recent employers include:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Center for Global Development

  • Consumer Financial Protection
    Bureau

  • City of Baltimore

  • Deloitte

  • European Central Bank

  • Evidence Action

  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York

  • International Finance Corporation

  • Mathematica

  • McKinsey & Company

  • Office of Senator Dick Durbin

  • Pew Research Center

  • SAP

  • The Brookings Institution

  • The Import-Export Bank of China

  • The World Bank

  • The Urban Institute

  • Twitter

  • UAE Prime Minister's Office

  • U.S. Department of Health
    and Human Services

  • U.S. Department of Transportation

Analytic Program Employment & Internship Outcomes:
Employers agree that a good knowledge, coupled with strong exposure to analytic techniques and database management tools, are key to success in rewarding data science careers. Typical employers of Georgetown Data Science students include financial institutions, consulting firms, retailers, and analytics groups including:

  • Amazon

  • Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Capital One

  • Discover Financial Services

  • US Digital Service at the White House

  • Tecolote Research, Inc.

  • Mathematica

  • Red Alpha

  • American Society for Engineering Education

  • Deloitte

  • Caila

  • Optimal Solutions and Technologies

  • Service Employees International Union

  • Micron

  • PwC

  • Urban Institute

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Ancestry

  • Infoblox

  • Systems & Technology Research

  • Africare

  • IMPAQ International

  • International Finance Corporation

  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

  • International Growth Centre (IGC)

  • International Monetary Fund

  • Women for Women International

  • TD International LLC.

  • The Asia Foundation