Big data is revolutionizing the way many agencies operate, particularly with respect to governance transparency and accountability, law enforcement, transportation, and housing policy. Big data is changing strategies for crime fighting, defense, national intelligence, social programs, and finance and operations of agencies. The Master of Science in Public Policy Data Science program is a multi-disciplinary program will provide a curriculum that will make degree recipients appealing to the employers of the 21st century.
Several leading technology companies, including IBM and Google, have created specialized divisions and products aimed at leveraging these tools in the public policy realm. Understanding and knowing how to effectively utilize big data is crucial for work in nongovernmental organizations and nonprofits as well.
Therefore, the program of Public Policy Data Science is designed to bring together passionate students from both technical and social science backgrounds to deepen their analytical skills and develop an in-depth understanding of the policy world.
Positions Can be Held by Public Policy Data Science Master Program Graduates