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Johns Hopkins University | MS in Government Analytics

Students of Johns Hopkins University's Master of Science in Government Analytics program have the opportunity to develop analytical and decision making skills that could help them pursue careers within government agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector. Continue reading to find out more about this online master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Government Analytics

School Offering Program:

Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Master of Science in Government Analytics program might have an academic background in political science, government, statistics, or economics. Interested students should have earned at least a 3.0 GPA in the latter half of their undergraduate studies. Applicants to Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs must have a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The online Master of Science in Government Analytics program offered by Johns Hopkins University's Advanced Academic Programs is designed to teach students how to analyze data, evaluate programs, and assess relevant technologies and responsibilities within the government. The main focus of the program's core curriculum is on research methodologies and analysis methods. Electives provide students with the opportunity to focus on specific topics within government, such as public policy, politics, financial management, and economic growth, as well as practices in nonprofit program development. Students also have the option to choose an area of concentration from those offered in statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, public management, and political behavior and policy analysis.

Learning Format:


Total Courses Required:

12 courses.

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the form of student loans and grants. Johns Hopkins University online students may also be eligible for veteran benefits, employer reimbursement and scholarships. Please contact the University for additional information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Government Analytics:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Please contact Johns Hopkins University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • 470.681: Statistics and Political Analysis
  • 470.709: Quantitative Methods
  • 470.710: Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Students select one of the following:
    • 470.673: Data Visualization
    • 430.615: Big Data Analytics: Tools and Techniques
    • 470.660: Program Evaluation
    • 470.738: Time Series Models and Forecasting
  • 470.682: Capstone Seminar

Electives (availability varies per semester)

  • Students select seven of the following courses:
    • 470.608: Public Policy Evaluation and the Policy Process
    • 470.613: Managing Risk and Performance: Improving Decisionmaking in Government Agencies
    • 470.621: Implementing Democracy: Public Action, Policy Tools, and Outcomes
    • 470.623: Nonprofit Program Development and Evaluation
    • 470.627: Financial Management and Analysis in the Public Sector
    • 470.631: Economics for Public Decisionmaking
    • 470.645: The Budgetary Process
    • 470.649: Behind the Numbers: Polling and American Elections
    • 470.688: Political Institutions and the Policy Process
    • 470.695: Essential of Public and Private Management
    • 470.703: Cyberforce Superiority: Foundational Elements
    • 470.708: Unleasing Open Data with Python
    • 470.742: Models of Public Policy Analysis
    • 470.743: Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
    • 470.758: Data-driven Campaigns and Elections
    • 470.766: Economic Growth: The Politics of Development in Asia, Africa, and Beyond
    • 470.769: Data Science for Public Policy
    • 470.793: The Influence of Public Opinion on Public Policy and American Democracy
    • 470.798: Financial Management and Analysis in Nonprofits
    • 430.601: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • 430.602: Remote Sensing: Earth Observing Systems and Applications
    • 430.603: Geospatial Data Modeling
    • 430.604: Spatial Analysis with GIS
    • 430.605: Development and Management of GIS Projects
    • 430.606: Programming in GIS
    • 430.607: Geodatabase Architecture
    • 430.608: GIS and Spatial Decision Support Systems
    • 430.613: Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing
    • 430.617: Demographics Modeling
    • 430.660: Web Mapping

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates who intend to pursue positions in academics or research might apply to a doctoral degree program following completion of the Master of Science in Government Analytics program. Graduates could be interested in programs such as:

  • Ph.D. in Political Science
  • Ph.D. in Statistics
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy
  • Ph.D. in Public Administration

Potential Career Paths:

The online Master of Science in Government Analytics program at Johns Hopkins University equips graduates with the skills they need to pursue job opportunities in the public or nonprofit sectors. They could seek work with government agencies, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations, or private research companies. Graduates could pursue positions such as:

  • Nonprofit program director
  • Public policy analyst
  • Statistician