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M.A. in Political Economy with Data Analytics

The Master of Arts program in Political Economy with an emphasis on Data Analytics was established in 2022 and welcomed its first cohort this fall.  It provides students with a rigorous and multidisciplinary education around political economy themes as well as the quantitative skills to apply that knowledge in further academic work, government, and industry.

The Political Economy M.A. seeks to build upon the successful undergraduate degree program by providing students with data analytics tools and approaches necessary to evaluate the impacts of policy and to analyze broad questions of political economy. The program is open to students of all backgrounds, particularly those interested in political economy, economics, political science, sociology, and philosophy. 

The program is designed to be completed in three semesters. The first two semesters focus on learning methods and tools of data analytics by introducing students to widely used statistical software packages, including Stata, R, Python, and ArcGIS. The final semester introduces students to contemporary topics in political economy, where the newly acquired tools can be employed to collect and evaluate data.

For more information, please contact Professor Justin Cook, Director of the M.A. program.  

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