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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 23, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Policy Research and Analysis, MPA

Policy Research and Analysis (PRA)

Today’s policymakers require analytical skills from a variety of disciplines: quantitative, economic, political, and organizational. Students in the policy research & analysis major enjoy access to a rich array of resources to help them prepare for careers in both the public and private sectors. Recent graduates of our program have gone on to work in such careers as budget examiners for the state of New York, analysts for the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Mint and consultants for the leading firm Booz Allen Hamilton.

Motivated and inquisitive people looking to acquire the technical skills and knowledge to contribute to research and policymaking decisions will appreciate our curriculum. It is infused with a rich variety of interdisciplinary viewpoints to give students a well-informed view of policy analysis that is both national and international in scope.

The major curriculum, comprising 12 credits, follows:

GSPIA Core Requirements (See Master’s Degree Requirements): 12 credits

Major Courses: 12 credits

Electives: 15 credits

Minimum Required Credits: 48 credits

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