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

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

The dual degree program in policy and analytics  provides students with the skills needed to analyze critical societal issues, develop policy solutions, and translate analysis into action.

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 MS 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.

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Lyin Schramm

Academic Department Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-0803
Office: Analytics & Data Science, 10 Pettee Brook Lane Suite 1, Durham, NH 03824

UNH Analytics & Data Science
10 Pettee Brook Lane, Suite 1   
Durham, NH  03824
Phone: (603)862-0688 
TTY Users: dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-735-2964 (Relay N.H.)
E-mail: unh.analytics@unh.edu

 

 

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Curriculum & Requirements

Students enrolled in the Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree program 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 their dual degree will graduate with two master's degrees:  Master in Public Policy and Master of Science in Analytics. 

Students can choose to start the dual degree 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 the Dual Degree to insure they have a clear understanding of the dual degree program requirements and course schedule.

Below are the courses required for the Public Policy (MPP) and Analytics (MS) programs to successfully complete this Dual Degree curriculum:

Public Policy M.P.P. - Dual Degree Curriculum - Required Courses


MPP CORE Curriculum Courses (4 Courses):
PPOL 902Strategy and Practice of Public Policy3
PPOL 904Economics for Public Policy3
PPOL 906Fundamentals of Policy Analysis3
PPOL 910Policy Across Borders3
MPP EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Activities (4 Courses):
PPOL 950Washington DC Colloquium3
PPOL 990APolicy Capstone Planning 11
PPOL 990Policy Capstone 13
PPOL 998Policy Internship 23
MPP ELECTIVE Courses: Choose 3 MPP-Approved Elective Courses 1,39
Total Credits31

Analytics M.S. - Dual Degree Curriculum - Required Courses


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

Please consult the MS in Analytics program website for program information and detailed requirements.


Public Policy and Analytics Dual Degree Credit Summary

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