A combined computational operations research and public policy program is available in which the student may obtain both a M.S. in C.O.R. and an M.P.P. degree in three years, instead of the four that would be required if each degree were pursued separately. This joint degree is ideal for students interested in the intersection between policy analysis and operations research. Students in this program are trained to make meaningful data-driven contributions to the design, implementation, and analysis of public policy. Candidates interested in this concurrent degree program must apply to and gain acceptance by both the Department of Computer Science and the MPP program.