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Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP)

University of Chicago

M.Sc.
24 months
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7018 USD/module
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About

The M.S. in Computational Analysis & Public Policy (MS-CAPP) is a rigorous, two-year program offered jointly by the Harris School of Public Policy and the Department of Computer Science at The University of Chicago.

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Overview

The curriculum is a three-legged stool, building foundational knowledge of computer science, statistics, and public policy analysis. Students then go on to advanced coursework in econometrics, machine learning, big data methods, data visualization, and application development all while learning how to apply these skills in the policy realm.

The programme

MS-CAPP graduates have become civic technologists, data scientists, and policy researchers bringing modern technology to bear on the societal problems that matter most. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics 
  • Mathematics for Computer Science and Data Analysis 
  • Statistics
  • Databases for Public Policy
  • Computer Science with Applications 
  • Machine Learning for Public Policy 
  • Analytical Politics 
  • Program Evaluation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
104 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit GRE/GMAT scores, transcripts of all coursework, a resume, three letters of reference, and answer two brief essay questions using an on-line admissions system.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7018 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7018 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7018 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7018 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7018 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7018 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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