Canadianna Posted January 8, 2014 Share Posted January 8, 2014 I'm applying for Public Policy PhDs for Fall 2014. To begin, a disclaimer: I'm not sure if this is where I should be posting - it seems that the Government Affairs forum is almost exclusively Masters applicants, so this seemed more appropriate. The programs that I'm applying for didn't specifically dictate anything beyond that I should have some stats and econ in my background, but now that I'm mostly done with applications and just working 9-5 for the time being, I was wondering whether I'd be well served to take a quant night class at the local university. As for my current background, I took Calc 1000 way back in 2007 (I don't remember anything from it), and then I took Stats 2000 in 2010. I also did intro micro and macro economics. During my masters I took a research methods course that was for all intents and purposes a stats course (we used Stata and did basic analysis of data sets... finding the strength of different variables and such), plus I took public sector economics, international trade and environmental economics. So my question is whether I would be well-served to take anther quantitative type course before I (god willing!) head off to start my PhD. I checked out the local university, and I could retake Calc 1000 as a night class, take Calc 1001 as an online course or probably do a small assortment of econ classes, either online or at night. No stats classes seem to be offered at convenient times, but I could always take one during the summer or online from a different university. Financially, I can afford it but would rather not waste money on it if it wouldn't be helpful. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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