The Certificate in Government Analytics provides students with the knowledge and skill set needed to perform sophisticated data analyses, draw substantive conclusions, and communicate results for the purpose of improving policy-making and governance. Through the use of cutting-edge tools and skills, students will be able to address contemporary policy challenges in both the public and private sector.
In addition to the materials and credentials required for all programs, the Certificate in Government Analytics requires:
- Statement of purpose (two pages double-spaced): Explain your reasons for seeking admission and how you will use the certificate to advance your career. Your statement should also address your ability or potential to perform quantitative analyses.
|AS.470.681||Probability and Statistics||3|
|Select three electives from one or more of the following specialty areas:||9|
Political Behavior and Policy Analysis
Note: With approval of the program director, students may also choose electives from selected degree programs within Advanced Academic Programs, including Government, Global Security Studies, Applied Economics, Communication, and Energy Policy and Climate.
The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Government Analytics provides students with the knowledge and skill set needed to perform sophisticated analyses, draw substantive conclusions, and communicate results for the purpose of making data-driven decisions. No prior coursework in quantitative methods is required. Five courses are required to complete the program.
Students will work with their academic advisor to determine which electives are appropriate for the student’s interests and career goals. Please note that not all courses are available each term.
Sequence of Study
It is recommended that students begin the program by taking AS.470.681 Probability and Statistics along with one elective. In the following term, it is recommended that students take AS.470.709 Quantitative Methods along with one elective. Students can then complete the last elective in their final term of the program.