MSCAPP alumni are working around the world to bring modern technology to bear on the societal problems that matter most.

The Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) degree prepares graduates for a career at the intersection of public policy and data science.

secured employment*
countries represented
domestic underrepresented minority students
hold advanced degrees

Making a Global Impact

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Average Salaries by Sector

Public/Government Agency
“When I realized a lack of capacity was the main driver for the underutilization of data, I set a goal for myself to help organizations develop and implement policy inspired by data.”
Silky Agrawal, MSCAPP’22
Data Scientist
“I’m excited to address policy issues as part of an interdisciplinary team of legal experts, data scientists, social scientists, and engineers building evidence-based and high-impact demonstration projects for better government.”
Qiwei Lin, MSCAPP’22
Research Fellow
Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab), Stanford Law School

Average Years of Work Experience

including internships, prior to attending Harris

0-1 Years
1-3 Years
3-5 Years
5+ Years

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Secured Employment
*Of the 47 MSCAPP students who graduated between July 2021 and June 2022, 45 (96 percent) reported employment information. Data in this report is based on survey results from responding graduates, as well as other sources.


Out of the 45 graduates who reported employment information, 41 (91 percent) sought employment and 4 did not seek employment for reasons such as continuing education or starting a company. Out of 41 students seeking employment, 41 (100 percent) accepted employment.

Salaries by Sector
29 candidates from cohort graduated in 2022 who have secured full-time jobs reported salary outcomes.