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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Methods courses enable students to acquire technical training in the methods of policy analysis required of independent professionals.

Quantitative Methods for Politics and Policy (PUBPOL 6275, 3 hrs) examines the application of statistical methods to the analysis of public policy.

 Policy Analysis: Methods & Approaches (PUBPOL 6260, 3 hrs) explores techniques for analyzing and evaluating public policy choices and impacts.

 Cost-Benefit Analysis (ECON 5229, 3 hrs) examines widely used techniques for evaluating policy alternatives.