Applied Political Analytics (APAN)
Graduate Degree Program
College: Behavioral and Social Sciences
The Master of Science Degree in Applied Political Analytics is offered jointly by the Department of Government and Politics and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology. The program provides advanced training in the application of data science to the analysis of key issues in political science. The program will prepare students for careers in the private sector, research centers, NGO's, and federal, state, and local government agencies.
The Master of Science in Applied Political Analytics consists of 18 credits in political science and 18 credits in data science. Students will complete a major project in one of their courses that will give them the opportunity to apply the core skills that the have acquired in the program to address real-world problems.
- Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from an institution outside the U.S.
- Applicants must have earned a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or the equivalent on other scales, in all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework.
- Applicants must provide an official copy of transcripts for all of their post-secondary work.
- International students must fulfill all requirements relating to international academic credentials, evidence of English proficiency, and financial certification. These requirements are available on the Graduate School's web site https://gradschool.umd.edu/admissions/intemational-admissions.