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.

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

  • 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