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Government Analytics

This track provides students with focused and advanced training in research methods. This track is recommended for 1) current practitioners, especially in the public sector seeking research skills to improve their professional credentials for promotion or specialization, 2) recent undergraduates motivated to apply to doctoral programs who want to improve their resumes prior to applying to graduate school, 3) individuals considering graduate or doctoral educations but unsure about methodological requirements or what substantive areas may interest them, or 4) current undergraduates at UAlbany interested in the combined BA/MA or testing curiosity about graduate school.

Track Courses

  • Both RPOS 517 and RPOS 618
  • Two advanced methods courses
    • Spatial Analysis (RPOS 619)
    • Social Network Analysis (RPAD 637)
    • Evaluation of Public Sector Programs (RPAD 626)
    • Cultural Analysis of Organizations (RPAD 636)
    • Applied Quantitative Methods (RPAD 725)
  • Two substantive courses in any area