Public Policy Analysis
This Certificate draws from NYU Wagner’s policy program to deepen students’ understanding of the way in which public policy and political realities interact at the national, state, and local levels. It provides students with a fundamental understanding of the tools necessary to conduct public policy analysis, program evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, multivariate regression, and the criteria to assessing the need for government intervention.
Students must complete 12 credits to obtain this Certificate (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted).
Students must choose courses (12 credits) from the following:
PADM-GP 2411 Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
PADM-GP 2140 Public Economics
PADM-GP 2171 Evaluating Programs and Policies
URPL-GP 2415 Public Policy and Planning in New York
PADM-GP 2902 Multiple Regression and Introduction to Econometrics
PADM-GP 2875 Estimating Impacts in Policy Research
Three credits of coursework may be substituted from another field/area of specialization with approval.
Students must waive the following courses if they are prerequisites to any of the above elective courses. If students are unable to waive the course(s), only one course from the list below may count toward the Certificate and other courses would need to be completed in addition to the Certificate.
CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations
CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy