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Applied Data Analysis for Policymakers is a Course

Applied Data Analysis for Policymakers

Mar 25, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024

$4,800 Enroll

Full course description

Data plays a critical role in the global economy and international affairs. As our collective digital footprint continues to grow, mastering data analytics is increasingly a core competence for policy professionals in the United States and beyond.

The program is designed for professionals in industry, government, and the non-profit sector who need to understand and apply data analytics in their research and practice. Participants learn how to manipulate, analyze, and visualize different data sets using the R statistical programming language. The program has a heavy focus on applied data analysis, with examples and cases tailored for professionals in domestic and international public policy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of data analytics, including both statistical principles and statistical programming methods. 
  • Master key techniques of data collection, wrangling, descriptive analysis, regression models, predictive analysis, simulation, and visualization. 
  • Apply data analytics to real-world cases in international affairs, public policy, and business. 

This in-person certificate-granting program will combine lectures, group discussions, case studies, capstones, talks from field professionals, and simulations to ensure that leaders, senior professionals and executives from the industry, government, and non-governmental sectors gain applicable and transformative knowledge and professional skills for maximum impact in their fields.

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This course does not convey academic credit and is not included on a JHU Academic Transcript. This course is intended for personal and professional skills enrichment. Any certificate earned for the successful completion of this course is intended for proof of completion only.


Location, Date and Time

  • Format: In-Person
  • Location: Hopkins Bloomberg Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC
  • Date: Monday, March 25, 2024 through Friday, March 29, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Course Policies




Hardware: laptop computer; webcam; microphone and speakers or headset.

Software: current web browser; Canvas; Zoom web conferencing; Microsoft Office or similar; Email; course specific software


After registering you will receive an email confirming your registration. You will be given access to a Canvas course that includes complete course information. You will have access to the Canvas course for the duration of the course.  


The refund policy is documented in the subsequent list. Participants may receive an exception to the refund policy for documented extenuating circumstances, such as medical situations or military requirements. Petitions should be submitted to the SAIS Office of Executive Education. Refund requests should be emailed to* 

  • Refund 100% prior to course start date. 
  • Refund 50% prior to halfway point of the course. 
  • No refund after the halfway point of the course. 


JHU SAIS is committed to providing all participants with the opportunity to pursue excellence in their academic endeavors. This includes providing disability related accommodations and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and our goal of delivering accessible, inclusive experiences. If you require accommodations to complete this course, please reach out to* 


Direct all technical support requests to the SAIS Online and Distance Learning office email:*. We will respond to requests within 24-48 hours. Requests received on weekends, overnights and holidays will be responded to on the next business day.


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