Leveraging NYU Wagner’s curriculum in quantitative analysis, this Advanced Certificate provides policy analysts and practitioners with expanded data and analytics expertise. You’ll learn the advanced tools you need to extend your skillset in quantitative analysis of policy, including data science, survey research, and social research. 

Students must successfully complete 15 credits to earn this Advanced Certificate. The curriculum is designed to be completed in three semesters, however students may take up to three years.

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Required Courses:

Students must complete the following courses (6 credits):

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
CORE-GP.1011 Statistical Methods None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
PADM-GP.2902 Multiple Regression and Introduction to Econometrics CORE-GP.1011 Fall, Spring, Summer 3


Students must also choose and complete courses from the following (9 credits):

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2172 Advanced Empirical Methods PADM-GP.2902 Fall 3
URPL-GP.2618 Geographic Information Systems None Fall 3
PADM-GP.4147 Large Scale Data Analysis with Machine Learning I CORE-GP.1011 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4148 Large Scale Data Analysis with Machine Learning II PADM-GP.4147 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4501 Designing Data Collection for Program Evaluation, Policy, and Management CORE-GP.1011 Fall 1.5
PADM-GP.4502 Using Large Data Sets in Policy Research PADM-GP 2902 Fall 1.5
PADM-GP.4505 R Coding for Public Policy CORE-GP 1011 Fall 1.5
PADM-GP.4506 Python Coding for Public Policy Fall, Spring 1.5



The required CORE-GP 1011 must be taken in the first semester and it is a prerequisite to most other courses in the certificate. Students who are able to waive CORE-GP 1011 must complete an advanced elective in its place.

Note: Because PADM-GP 2172 Advanced Empirical Methods is only offered in the fall semester (and requires PADM-GP 2902 as a prerequisite), students who begin the certificate in the spring semester and wish to take the course should consider sequencing carefully. One option may be to enroll in PADM-GP 2902 in summer. 


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