MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP)

In the full-time MSCAPP program you will take two Harris Core courses - Microeconomics and Statistics - with students in our MPP program. However, instead of the Analytical Politics course in the autumn quarter you’ll take the CAPP 30121 Computer Science with Applications 1.

See details of the delivery methods for the Microeconomics and Statistics courses in the MPP details (above).

For a sample schedule of the full year’s program and full degree requirement details see the MSCAPP degree program page

How the autumn quarter core courses will be offered:

CAPP 30121 | Computer Science with Applications 1 


Delivery Method:

This course will use a “flipped classroom” model. Each week, students will be asked to watch a series of short pre-recorded lectures, which will feature Anne Rogers, Borja Sotomayor, and other UChicago faculty.  Access to recorded lectures will allow students to re-watch material that they are uncertain about as many times as they need.

In addition to the pre-recorded lectures, each student will register for a discussion section with Anne Rogers that will be held twice a week for 50 minutes. These sections will be capped at 20 students.  At this time, we are planning to hold both in-person and live virtual discussion sections. Students can choose to sign up for an in-person or virtual discussion section depending on their personal circumstances and classroom capacity. Virtual discussion sections will be scheduled with an eye toward the time zones where students reside. Students will also have a 50 minute live TA session each week, as well as instructor and TA office hours to get specific help. These sessions will also be scheduled with an eye towards making them convenient for students in different time zones.