Oct 24, 2021  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Policy Data Science (MS)

Big data is revolutionizing the way many agencies operate, particularly with respect  to governance transparency and accountability, law enforcement, transportation and housing policy. Big data is changing strategies for crime-fighting, defense, national intelligence, social programs, and finance and operations of agencies. The Master of Science in Public Policy Data Science is a multi-disciplinary program offered jointly between the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Data Science Program in the department of Computer Science at the Viterbi School of Engineering, and will provide a curriculum that will make degree recipients appealing to the employers of the 21st century.


Students with a computer science background will have the option of replacing INF 510 , INF 549 , and INF 550  with INF 551 , INF 552 , and INF 553 .


Students will complete a capstone experience and project through enrollment in INF 560 .