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Data Analytics And Quantitative Analysis

Students learn to understand and apply computational and data analytics, econometrics and quantitative analysis to policy- and management-related issues.

The specialization in Data Analytics and Quantitative Analysis (DAQA) provides opportunities to pursue advanced work in computational and data analytics, econometrics and quantitative analysis and to apply these techniques to a broad array of policy and management issues. When combined with the International Finance and Economic Policy Concentration, Economic and Political Development Concentration, or the Energy and Environment Concentration, DAQA constitutes a STEM-designated program. 

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Who’s It For

Many students who choose this specialization have some professional experience or educational background in quantitative analysis and/or computational analysis, but the curriculum does not require prior coursework in these fields.

Curriculum & Courses

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Specialization Requirements

The Data Analytics & Quantitative Analysis (DAQA) Specialization requires 9 points, consisting of one required three-point course, and six-points focused in either quantitative analysis or data analytics. In addition to these requirements, DAQA students are required to complete the SIPA U6400 Microeconomic Analysis for International & Public Affairs & SIPA U6401 Macroeconomic Analysis for International & Public Affairs sequence of economics in the MIA and MPA core. Additionally,  it is strongly recommended that students complete SIPA U6500 Quantitative Analysis for International & Public Affairs during their first semester.

For new incoming DAQA students from Fall 2022 onward: 
Three of the six‐points have to be taken from a class (or two 1.5 credit classes) which have SIPA U6501 (Quantitative Analysis II for International & Public Affairs) as a requirement. These courses are listed as Advanced Courses.

Related Degree Programs

21 Months

The Master of International Affairs (MIA), which includes selected STEM-designated pathways, is underpinned by SIPA’s unrivaled expertise on issues that transcend national boundaries and prepares students to address major international issues as experts and leaders in governments and organizations around the world.

21 Months

The Master of Public Administration (MPA), which includes selected STEM-designated pathways, emphasizes a comparative approach to domestic policy and prepare students to address major national policy issues and manage organizations in the US and other countries around the world.

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Contact Us

Cristian Pop-Eleches
Specialization Director
IAB Room 1401A
[email protected]

Marie Gugnishev
Specialization Manager
Room 1323B IAB
[email protected]