University at Albany

Policy Analysis Concentration

The Career You Want. The Skills You Need.

Work at a research institute or a government agency to evaluate how well policies and public programs work. Work as a legislative analyst to identify the best policy to implement. Whatever your career aspiration, the nationally ranked MPA program at Rockefeller College will prepare you for success in the field of policy analysis.

Study Under Distinguished Faculty Experts

David Andersen Shawn Bushway dodge
David Andersen Shawn Bushway Jennifer Dodge
Ashley Fox Erika Martin, PhD, MPH Karl Rethemeyer
Ashley Fox Erika Martin Karl Rethemeyer
Patricia Strach Steven Weinberg, PhD
Patricia Strach Stephen Weinberg

Specialty Policy Analytic Methods Courses

  • PAD 540 Public Policy Analysis 
  • PAD 604 Inequality and Public Policy
  • PAD 626 Evaluation of Public Sector Programs
  • PAD 637 Social and Organizational Networks
  • PAD 688 STATA Programming Workshop (1 credit course)
  • PAD 705 Advanced Quantitative Methods 
  • POS 513 Field Seminar in Public Policy
  • POS 517 Empirical Data Analysis

Recent Job & Internship Placements in Policy Analytic Methods