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.