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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.

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