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Approved Methods Courses for MA Students

Below are the approved Methods courses for SIS MA programs. Students should choose one course from their program’s list (in addition to SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods) unless otherwise specified. Please note that not all courses are available each semester. Students should make sure to check the Schedule of Classes for availability and for any course prerequisites.

  • SIS-612 Qualitative Research Methods in PCR
  • SIS-619 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Human Rights (Spring 2016 only)
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-634 Field Survey Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Mixed Methods for Community-Based Research
  • SIS-635 Program Planning in Global Health
  • SIS-653 Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (Summer 2016. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.) 
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-695 Research Seminar in IC
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)

 

 Courses Outside of SIS:

  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems
  • ECON-505 Intro to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-524 Data Analysis
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I
  • SOCY-580 Social Policy Analysis

 (EPGA students choose two courses from this list to fulfill their methodology requirement)

  • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods (OR SIS-619 Advanced International Affairs Statistics/Methods)
  • SIS-612 Qualitative Research Methods in PCR
  • SIS-619 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Human Rights
  • SIS-619 Cyber Policy Analysis, Data Analytics, and Methods
  • SIS-619 Human Rights Impact Analysis
  • SIS-628 Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Program Planning in Global Health
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis 
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology(formerly SIS-680)
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
  • SOCY-620 Social Research Methods
  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • One Qualifying Paper and One Graduate Seminar in Philosophy
  • An approved methods course (see EPGA graduate advisor to discuss) 

 (GEP students choose two courses from this list to fulfill their methodology requirement)

  • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods (OR SIS-619 Advanced International Affairs Statistics/Methods)
  • SIS-619 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Human Rights
  • SIS-620 Policy Analysis for GEP
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • CSC-610 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • ENV-575 Environmental Risk Assessment
  • PUAD-606 Foundations of Policy Analysis
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
  • SIS-619 Human Rights Impact Analysis
  • SIS-619 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Human Rights
  • SIS-619 Cyber Policy Analysis, Data Analytics, and Methods
  • SIS-628 Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Program Planning in Global Health
  • SIS-653 Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (Summer 2016.  Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.) 
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis 
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
 

 Courses Outside SIS

  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems
  • JLC-696 Cyber Security Policy and Doctrine
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
  • SIS-612 Qualitative Research Methods in PCR
  • SIS-619 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Human Rights
  • SIS-619 Human Rights Impact Analysis
  • SIS-620 Policy Analysis for GEP
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Mixed Methods for Community-Based Research
  • SIS-635 Program Planning in Global Health
  • SIS-653 Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (Summer 2016.  Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.) 
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-695 Research Seminar in IC
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis 
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology(formerly SIS-680)

 

Courses Outside of SIS:

  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
  • COMM-751 Advanced Media Research Methods
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems
  • ECON-505 Intro to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • EDU-610 Research in International Education
  • EDU-642 Training Program Design
  • ENVS-575 Environmental Risk Assessment
  • GOVT-615 Qualitative Research Methods
  • HIST-667 Oral History
  • PUAD-602 Methods of Problem Solving II
  • PUAD-604 Public Program Evaluation
  • PUAD-610 Management Analysis
  • PUAD-617 Project Management 
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
  • PUAD-696 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis
  • PUAD-696 Qualitative Methods
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-524 Data Analysis
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I
  • SOCY-580 Social Policy Analysis
  • SOCY-620 Social Research I
  • SIS-619 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Human Rights 
  • SIS-619 Cyber Policy Analysis, Data Analytics, and Methods
  • SIS-620 Policy Analysis for GEP
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-634 Field Survey Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Program Planning in Global Health
  •  SIS-635 Mixed Methods for Community-Based Research
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis 
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680
 

Courses Outside of SIS:

  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT-670 International Accounting (Prerequisite: ACCT-607 and ACCT-609)
  • ANTH-640 Graduate Research Methods
  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems
  • ECON-505 Intro to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II
  • ECON-665 Project Evaluation in Developing Countries
  • ECON-705 Mathematical Economics Analysis (Prerequisite: admission to the PhD program or permission of department)
  • ECON-723 Econometric Methods (Prerequisite: admission to PhD program or permission of department)
  • ECON-724 Adv. Econometric Methods (Prerequisite: ECON-723)
  • GOVT-615 Qualitative Research Methods
  • PUAD-604 Public Program Evaluation
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-524 Data Analysis
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I

Option 1:

Choose one of the following:

  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I or
  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II or
  • STAT-515 Regression or
  • An approved methods course*

 

AND one of the following:

  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II or
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680) or
  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting (for MA/MBA students) or
  • An approved methods course*
 

Option 2:

Choose one of the following:

  • SIS-600 International Affairs Stats/Methods or
  • SIS-619 Adv. Int’l Affairs Stats/Methods or
  • PUAD-601 Quant Methods for Policy Analysis I or
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods or
  • An approved methods course*

 

AND one of the following:

  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I or
  • PUAD-602 Quant Methods for Policy Analysis II or
  • STAT-515 Regression or
  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting (for MA/MBA students) or
  • An approved methods courses*
 
 
*See the IER Graduate Advisor to discuss
  • SIS-612 Qualitative Research Methods in PCR
  • SIS-619 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Human Rights
  • SIS-619 Cyber Policy Analysis, Data Analytics, and Methods
  • SIS-619 Human Rights Impact Analysis
  • SIS-620 Policy Analysis for GEP
  • SIS-628 Community Participatory Methods for Health Research or Community-Based Research Approaches for Social Change and Global Health Inequalities
  • SIS-634 Field Survey Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Mixed Methods for Community-Based Research
  • SIS-635 Program Planning in Global Health 
  • SIS-653 Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (Summer 2016.  Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)  
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.)
  • SIS-695 Research Seminar in IC
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
 

Courses Outside SIS:

  • ANTH-652 Anthropological Research Design
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • ECON-624 Applied Econometrics II
  • EDU- 610 Research in International Education
  • ENVS-575 Environmental Risk Assessment
  • JLS-680 Intro to Justice Research I
  • PUAD-604 Public Program Evaluation
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
  • PSYC-550 Psychological Research
  • SOCY-580 Social Policy Analysis
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I
  • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods
  • SIS-612 Qualitative Research Methods in PCR
  • SIS-619 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Human Rights
  • SIS-619 Advanced Analytical Techniques and Methods
  • SIS-619 Human Rights Impact Analysis
  • SIS-634 Field Survey Research Methods
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis 
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology(formerly SIS-680)
 
(MIS students choose one course from this list to fulfill their methodology requirement)
 
  • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods (OR SIS-619 Advanced International Affairs Statistics and Methods)
  • SIS-612 Qualitative Methods in PCR
  • SIS-619 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Human Rights
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis 
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods &Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
 
(SE students choose one course from the list in addition to the 3-credit Professional Competencies series)
 
  • SIS-600 International Affairs Statistics and Methods (OR SIS-619 Advanced International Affairs Statistics and Methods)
  • SIS-619 Human Rights Impact Analysis
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs  Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis 
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
  • SIS-619 Human Rights Impact Analysis
  • SIS-635 Field Research Methods
  • SIS-653 Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (Summer 2016.  Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.) 
  • SIS-653 Policy Analysis (Specific Policy Analysis topics will vary. Note: not all courses listed under SIS-653 are approved methods courses.) 
  • SIS-750 Big Data and Text Mining in International Affairs Research (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Data Analysis 
  • SIS-750 International Affairs Statistics and Methods II (pre-req SIS-600)
  • SIS-750 International Policy Analysis
  • SIS-750 Political Risk Analysis (formerly SIS-619)
  • SIS-750 Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (formerly SIS-635 Program Evaluation)
  • SIS-750 Program Evaluation
  • SIS-750 Qualitative Methods & Methodology (formerly SIS-680)
 

Courses Outside SIS

  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
  • CSC-610 Intro to Geographic Info Systems
  • ECON-505 Intro to Mathematical Economics
  • ECON-623 Applied Econometrics I
  • GOVT-615 Qualitative Research Methods
  • JLC-696 Cyber Security Policy/Doctrine (Fall 2016.  Note: not all courses listed under JLC-696 are approved methods courses.)
  • PUAD-604 Public Program Evaluation
  • PUAD-617 Project Management'
  • PUAD-685 Qualitative Methods
  • STAT-510 Intro to Survey Sampling
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods
  • STAT-515 Regression
  • STAT-524 Data Analysis
  • STAT-530 Mathematical Statistics I
  • JLC-684 Intelligence Analysis
Last Updated: 1/5/2017