Programs

The ASU School of Public Affairs offers a Masters of Public Policy Concentration in Policy Informatics and a Graduate Certificate in Policy Informatics. These programs provide knowledge and skills for students seeking careers that will use informatics tools, models, and simulations to help individuals and groups deliberate and evaluate policy decisions as well as explore new governance infrastructures. They emphasize theories and research concerning decision making, complexity theory, and visualization of quantitative and qualitative information, collective intelligence, behavioral economics, and persuasive technologies. The courses are designed such that they facilitate scenario-based learning and engage students through an interactive wiki-based course design.