Careers for M.A.A.P.A Grads

The Master of Arts in Applied Policy Analysis is an interdisciplinary program that utilizes a multi-faceted approach to data analysis from a number of fields including economics, psychology, sociology, statistics, and data analytics. Students will take courses on data and regression analysis, economic theory and application, data management, behavioral analysis, ethical issues surrounding data, and courses centered around various policy issues including education, health, environmental science, and social issues.

Students will be trained to apply rigorous data analysis techniques to questions that aim to explore the efficacy of enacted policies, the potential ramifications of proposed policies, and the comparison of similar policies across various dimensions. As private businesses, public entities, and non-governmental organizations move to focusing on more data-centered approaches to advancing their causes, they will need people who are equipped with a diverse toolkit that will enable them to address concerns at the micro and macro levels. This program will aid the development of that toolkit so that students will be able to contribute to a variety of data-oriented fields, and will be able to find employment for a variety of positions such as:

  • Policy Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Quantitative Researcher
  • Research Associate
  • Economist
  • Data Scientist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst