Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs
Research Tool Skills
Required research skills include a two-semester quantitative analysis sequence and two additional elective courses or proficiency in a foreign language.
The two-semester quantitative analysis sequence can be fulfilled a number of different ways, including one of the sequences listed below.
SPEA-V 606 Statistics for Research in Public Affairs I (3 cr.) and SPEA-V 607 Statistics for Research in Public Affairs II
BUS-G 651 Econometric Methods in Business I (3 cr.) and BUS-G 652 Econometric Methods in Business II (3 cr.)
ECON-E 572 Statistical Techniques in Economics II (3 cr.) and ECON-E 671 Econometrics I (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 576 Political Data Analysis II (3 cr.) and POLS-Y 577 Advanced Topics in Political Science (3 cr.)
SOC-S 554 Statistical Techniques in Sociology I (3 cr.) and SOC-S 650 Stastical Techniques in Sociology II (3 cr.)
In addition, students must demonstrate either
- advanced proficiency in quantitative analysis or specialized research skills by completing two additional courses approved by the student’s Progress Review Committee
- proficiency in a language proficiency exam from the appropriate language department at Indiana University.