Program Overview:

Policy Analysis

Rigorous policy analysis is a highly sought after skill set in today's world of data-driven decision-making. The Policy Analysis certificate program will teach students how to analyze public policy and drive improved decision-making within the policy context.  By using economic, statistical, and other quantitative analytic tools, students will learn how to model policy systems and behaviors within those systems, how to navigate and create incentive systems, and otherwise model key elements of policy systems.

Applicants must possess a graduate degree in order to be considered for this program.

Required Courses

To earn a certificate, students must complete the following four courses. In some cases, students who have completed equivalent coursework previously may be allowed to replace the required course with another course in the field.

Please note that courses completed in the certificate program cannot be transferred to the corresponding graduate degree.

This certificate program can be completed on campus or online.


  • MPPA 404-0 OR 404-DL Microeconomics
  • MPPA 405-0 OR 405-DL Statistics for Research
  • MPPA 406-0 OR 406-DL Analytic Methods
  • MPPA 407-0 OR 407-DL Public Policy