Georgetown is excited to announce its Data Science for Public Policy MS program, which is taking applications for entry in Fall 2018! The MS-DSPP, offered jointly by the the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Analytics Program, combines the historic strengths of McCourt’s public policy analysis curriculum with cutting-edge computational, mathematical, and statistical data science training.
Since the Fall of 2015, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has offered the Master of Science in Analytics with a concentration in Data Science degree. Instruction is provided by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Analytics Program. The curriculum provides students with a rigorous training in computational, mathematical, and statistical methods to prepare them for careers in data science and analytics.
Our goal is to educate students so they are both conversant with state of the art tools, and able to develop and adapt future advances to broad application needs. Our curriculum and instructors stress fundamentals, implementation, and applications.
I chose Georgetown because I thought it would cover deeper aspects of data science, and my experience has reflected that. I'm encouraged to think about the "whys" behind what we are doing with statistics, algorithms, and computation to extrapolate to different data science situations.
- Aeint Thet Ngon, 2nd year Analytics student
Application Deadlines - Fall 2018
Priority: January 15
Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration for admission and scholarship aid.
International: March 15
Applications from non-US citizens or non-residents must be received by this date.
U.S. Residents: April 1
We will review applications received by this date, but with reduced priority for admission.