Analytics and Public Policy Dual Degree (M.S./M.P.P.)

https://carsey.unh.edu/master-public-policy-analytics-dual-degree

Beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, the Analytics program will no longer be accepting new students. Current Analytics students will continue to have access to the same high-quality education and resources until they graduate.

The Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree equips you with the skills and knowledge required to analyze critical societal issues, develop effective policy solutions, and translate analysis into action.

You can choose to start the program with either the Master in Public Policy (fall term) or the Master of Science in Analytics (summer term) and study a mix of content from both programs each year. Your capstone experience during the second year for both paths will demonstrate your command of skills from each program. In just two years, you will graduate with two highly marketable and sought-after degrees:  Master in Public Policy and MS in Analytics.

Program Delivery & Location:  Academic courses for both programs are offered in person on the UNH Durham campus with a portion of the MPP experiential learning taking place offsite:  Washington, DC, for the Colloquium and at the Internship site location during the internship experience.

NEBHE Tuition Break for New England Residents of These States:  MA, ME, RI, VT

Accelerated Masters Eligible:  Yes

Students enrolled in the Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree program (MPP/MS in Analytics) are required to earn a minimum of thirty-one (31) credits in the Master in Public Policy program (MPP) and thirty (30) credits in the MS in Analytics program, resulting in a minimum of 61 credits in total. Students completing this MPP/MS in Analytics Dual Degree program will graduate with two master's degrees:  Master in Public Policy and Master of Science in Analytics. 

Students can choose to start their MPP/MS in Analytics Dual Degree program in the fall term with MPP coursework or in the summer term with MS in Analytics coursework. It is highly recommended that students meet with their Academic Advisors for both programs prior to starting this MPP/MS in Analytics Dual Degree program to insure they have a clear understanding of the dual degree program requirements and course schedule.

Below are the courses required for the MPP and MS in Analytics programs to successfully complete this MPP/MS in Analytics Dual Degree program:

MPP CURRICULUM for the Dual Degree Program:

MPP CORE Curriculum Courses (4 Courses):
PPOL 806Fundamentals of Policy Analysis3
PPOL 902Strategy and Practice of Public Policy3
PPOL 904Economics for Public Policy3
PPOL 910Policy Across Borders3
MPP EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Activities (4 Courses):
PPOL 950Washington DC Colloquium3
PPOL 990APolicy Capstone Planning 11
PPOL 990Policy Capstone 13
PPOL 998APolicy Internship 20
or PPOL 998 Policy Internship
MPP Elective Courses: Choose 2 courses from the MPP Strategy and Communication Track6
Elective Courses: Choose 2 MPP-Approved Elective Courses (or 3 MPP-Approved Elective Courses if the DATA 911 / DATA 912 courses fulfill the PPOL 990 Policy Capstone requirements) 1,36
Total Credits31

MS IN ANALYTICS CURRICULUM for the Dual Degree Program:

MS in Analytics BEGINNER Courses (4 Courses):
DATA 800Introduction to Applied Analytic Statistics3
DATA 801Foundations of Data Analytics3
DATA 802Analytical Tools and Foundations3
DATA 803Introduction to Analytics Applications3
MS in Analytics INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED Courses (4 Courses):
DATA 900Data Architecture3
DATA 901Analytics Applications I3
DATA 902Analytics Methods3
DATA 903Analytics Applications II3
MS in Analytics EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Activities (2 Courses):
DATA 911Analytics Practicum I 13
DATA 912Analytics Practicum II 13
Total Credits30

Master in Public Policy and MS in Analytics Dual Degree Credit Summary

Master in Public Policy Program Course Credits31
MS in Analytics Program Course Credits30
Total Credits61

NOTES:

MPP/MS IN ANALYTICS DUAL DEGREE PLAN:  Begin in Fall Term with MPP

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
PPOL 806 Fundamentals of Policy Analysis 3
PPOL 904 Economics for Public Policy 3
MPP Elective Course (choose a course from the MPP Strategy and Communication Track) 3
Elective Course (choose an MPP-Approved elective course) 3 3
 Credits12
January Term
PPOL 950 Washington DC Colloquium 3
 Credits3
Spring
PPOL 902 Strategy and Practice of Public Policy 3
PPOL 910 Policy Across Borders 3
PPOL 990A Policy Capstone Planning 1 1
PPOL 990 Policy Capstone 1 3
PPOL 998A
Policy Internship 2
or Policy Internship
0
 Credits10
Summer
DATA 800 Introduction to Applied Analytic Statistics 3
DATA 801 Foundations of Data Analytics 3
DATA 802 Analytical Tools and Foundations 3
DATA 803 Introduction to Analytics Applications 3
 Credits12
Second Year
Fall
DATA 900 Data Architecture 3
DATA 901 Analytics Applications I 3
DATA 911 Analytics Practicum I 1 3
Elective Course (choose an MPP-Approved elective course) 3 3
 Credits12
Spring
DATA 902 Analytics Methods 3
DATA 903 Analytics Applications II 3
DATA 912 Analytics Practicum II 1 3
MPP Elective (choose a course from the MPP Strategy and Communication Track) 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits61

 

MPP/MS IN ANALYTICS DUAL DEGREE PLAN:  Begin in Summer Term with MS in Analytics

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCredits
DATA 800 Introduction to Applied Analytic Statistics 3
DATA 801 Foundations of Data Analytics 3
DATA 802 Analytical Tools and Foundations 3
DATA 803 Introduction to Analytics Applications 3
 Credits12
Fall
DATA 900 Data Architecture 3
DATA 901 Analytics Applications I 3
PPOL 806 Fundamentals of Policy Analysis 3
PPOL 904 Economics for Public Policy 3
 Credits12
January Term
PPOL 950 Washington DC Colloquium 3
 Credits3
Spring
DATA 902 Analytics Methods 3
DATA 903 Analytics Applications II 3
PPOL 902 Strategy and Practice of Public Policy 3
PPOL 910 Policy Across Borders 3
PPOL 990A Policy Capstone Planning 1
 Credits13
Second Year
Summer
PPOL 998A
Policy Internship 2
or Policy Internship
0
 Credits0
Fall
DATA 911 Analytics Practicum I 1 3
MPP Elective Course (choose a course from the MPP Strategy and Communication Track) 3
Elective Course (choose an MPP-Approved elective course) 3 3
Elective Course (choose an MPP-Approved elective course) 3 3
 Credits12
Spring
DATA 912 Analytics Practicum II 1 3
PPOL 990 Policy Capstone 1 3
MPP Elective Course (choose a course from the MPP Strategy and Communication Track) 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits61

 

NoteS:

Public Policy M.P.P.

  • Apply basic methods of policy development and analysis to design and evaluate public policy
  • Demonstrate competency in public speaking and writing related to public policy
  • Demonstrate competency in strategic and tactical skills for achieving policy objectives
  • Utilize data and research to inform policy design and advocacy
  • Understand policy profession norms and ethics
  • Apply critical thinking skills to address policy-relevant questions