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    Hi all,

    I'm hoping to study for a Masters in Public Policy / Public Affairs in the U.S. and understand that they require prior coursework (prerequisites) in Statistics / Calculus. I have not studied any Maths since GCSE-level so am hoping to complete an online Statistics / Calculus course at an accredited U.S. university this summer.

    Two of the Universities I hope to apply to (Harvard and UCLA) offer the online course but it is far cheaper at UCLA. I was wondering whether it would improve my application (for the above two and other universities) to complete the online course at a more 'prestigious' university?

    Thank you in advance for your help.
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    I think the coursework is more important than the name for something like this, just be sure that the courses cover the required work.

    Btw I think Johns Hopkins also offers an online course like this as a way to meet a SAIS prerequisite - my memory is slightly fuzzy on the details but it might be worth you looking into that too?
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    (Original post by sj27)
    I think the coursework is more important than the name for something like this, just be sure that the courses cover the required work.

    Btw I think Johns Hopkins also offers an online course like this as a way to meet a SAIS prerequisite - my memory is slightly fuzzy on the details but it might be worth you looking into that too?
    Thank you very much for your response - I will have a look at what online courses Johns Hopkins offers.

    Do you think universities prefer that you do prerequisite courses at the university you are applying to i.e. if Harvard is my 1st choice, would there be an advantage to completing the Harvard online course or is the advantage marginal?
 
 
 
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