Survey of Graduate Degree Programs in Analytics

Applicant InformationWhat follows is a list of 49 programs offering a “Master of Science in Analytics,” or closely similar, by degree type and year established. The list is intended to be comprehensive and does not represent an endorsement or make a claim to which are the top ranked programs in the country. Most programs are new and therefore do not have an established track record of students outcomes. Readers are encouraged to investigate individual schools carefully in order to determine which is the best educational opportunity for their own individual needs.

Analytics degree programs can be segmented into three categories:

Master of Science in Analytics – generally MSA degrees are newly developed interdisciplinary programs that combine applied mathematics, statistics, computer science and various business disciplines like marketing and finance. The degree program can be run independently as a university-wide collaboration (such as in an institute), or in colleges of engineering or science in the case of full-time programs. Part-time or online programs are situated in schools of continuing or professional studies. In a few cases the degree title is elongated as “predictive analytics” or “data analytics,” though these degrees cover the same domain. (18 Programs)

Master of Science in Business Analytics – new or frequently renamed programs based in business schools, sometimes in collaboration with other departments of the university. The MSBA is similar to the MSA, but perhaps with a less technically-oriented curriculum. (19 Programs)

Other M.S. Programs, Analytics Tracks and Concentrations – These are programs that are similar to the analytics degrees, but have adopted a different naming convention such as “data science,” and are usually situated outside of business schools. In some universities the program may be running under a legacy name that is in the process of being changed to analytics or data science. This category also includes other M.S. degree programs that have data analytics tracks or concentrations. (16 Programs)

Notations:

Program delivery format: FT=full-time, campus-based; PT=part-time, campus-based; O=online. Cost: r=tuition for residents at public universities. Cost estimates may vary at a given institution based on the delivery format. Because tuition and fees rise over time, multi-year programs may cost more than estimated, based on 2012-2013 data. The year established is the year students were first enrolled in the program, which is not necessarily the same year the program was announced.

Student Outcomes Indicates Analytics degree programs that provide details about graduate job placement rates and starting salary data. Many of the programs are too new to have student outcomes data to publicize. Also omitted are schools that provide only aggregated data across all of their graduate degree programs.


I. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ANALYTICS

Institute for Advanced Analytics, North Carolina State University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics – Student Outcomes FT 10 months 30
Established in 2007 Estimated cost: $22,900(r), $38,600

School of Business, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics FT 12 months 36
Established in 2011 Estimated cost: $8,500(r), $22,000

School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in AnalyticsStudent Outcomes FT 15 months 11
Established in 2012 Estimated cost: $45,100

College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Francisco
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics FT 11 months 35
Established in 2012 Estimated cost: $42,300

College of Science, Texas A&M University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics PT 20+ months 36
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $50,000

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics FT/PT/O 12-24 months 36
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $29,000

School of Continuing & Professional Studies, University of Chicago
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Analytics PT 20+ months 11
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $43,000

Graduate College, Bowling Green State University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics FT 12 months 33
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $17,000(r), $28,000

School of Business, Villanova University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics O 20+ months 33
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $37,000

School for Professional Studies, Saint Louis University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Applied Analytics O 20+ months 36
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $26,800

School of Professional Studies, City University of New York
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Analytics O 20+ months 36
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $14,000

Online College, Southern New Hampshire University
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Data Analytics O 20+ months 12
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $22,600

University of Maryland University College
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Analytics O 20+ months 39
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $18,500(r); $26,300

School of Engineering, George Mason University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Analytics Engineering FT/PT 12+ months 30
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $17,800(r), $35,300

School of Continuing Studies, Northwestern University
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Predictive Analytics O 20+ months 11
Established in 2011 Estimated cost: $42,300

Division of Graduate Professional Studies, Brandeis University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Strategic Analytics O 20+ months 30
Beginning in January 2014 Estimated cost: $30,700

II. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS

College of Business, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT 17 months 38-39
Established in 2010 Estimated cost: $14,200(r), $40,000

College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/PT 12-20 months 35
Established in 2011 Estimated cost: $20,500(r), $25,300

Graduate School of Business, Fordham University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT 12 months 30
Established in 2012 Estimated cost: $34,700

College of Business, Drexel University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics PT/O 20+ months 45
Established in 2012 Estimated cost: $49,000

School of Business, University of Michigan–Dearborn
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/PT 12+ months 30
Established in 2012 Estimated cost: $16,000(r); $27,000

School of Business, University of Connecticut
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics and Project Management FT/PT 12+ months 33
Established in 2012 Estimated cost: $22,500

School of Business, New York University
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Business Analytics PT 12 months 14
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $66,500

School of Business, George Washington University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/PT 10-24 months 33
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $46,900

School of Business, Michigan State University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT 12 months 30
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $36,000(r); $39,000

School of Business, Arizona State University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/O 9-16 months 30
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $29,900(r), $44,800

School of Business, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT 12 months 30
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $47,100

College of Business, Benedictine University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/PT 12+ months 64
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $29,400

College of Business, University of Denver
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/PT 12-36 months 58
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $64,000

School of Management, University of Minnesota
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT 12 months 45
Beginning in June 2014 Estimated cost: $39,800(r), $54,900

School of Business, University of Southern California
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/PT 12-24+ months 27
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $42,600

Graduate School of Business, Bentley University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT 12 months 30
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $38,000

School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT 9 months 33
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $44,100

School of Business, Quinnipiac University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics O 20+ months 33
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $29,500

School of Business, Indiana University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics O 15+ months 30
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $36,000

School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Customer Analytics FT 10 months 30
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $52,000

School of Business, Pace University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Customer Intelligence and Analytics FT/PT 12+ months 36
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $38,700

School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Information, Risk and Operations Management FT 12 months 36
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $34,000(r), $40,000

III. SIMILAR DEGREES, TRACKS, OR CONCENTRATIONS

School of Information Systems & Management, Carnegie Mellon
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.I.S.M. concentration in Business Intelligence & Data AnalyticsStudent Outcomes FT 16 months 15
Concentration established in 2011 Estimated cost: $64,300

School of Operations Research & Information Engineering, Cornell
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.Eng. concentration in Data AnalyticsStudent Outcomes FT 12 months 30
Concentration established in 2010 Estimated cost: $45,100

Discovery Informatics Institute, Rutgers University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
Master of Business and Science with concentration in Analytics FT/PT 12-21 months 43
Concentration established in 2012 Estimated cost: $38,000(r), 62,000

School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business with concentration in Marketing Analytics FT 9 months 30
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $45,000(r), $55,000

Institute for Applied Computational Science, Harvard University
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Computational Science and Engineering FT 10 months 8
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $40,400

Center for Data Science, New York University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Science FT/PT 15-21 months 36
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $49,800

Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Data Science FT 11 months 11
Beginning in July 2014 Estimated cost: not yet available

Arts and Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Science FT/PT 12+ months 33
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $42,300

College of Arts & Sciences, Saint Peter’s University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Science FT/PT 15+ months 36
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $35,600

datascience@berkeley, I School, University of California at Berkeley
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) O 12-24 months 27
Beginning in January 2014 Estimated cost: $60,000

School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Intelligence and Analytics FT/PT 12+ months 36
Established in 2012 Estimated cost: $46,000

College of Business, University of Denver
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Intelligence FT/PT 12-36 months 58
Updated in Fall 2012 Estimated cost: $64,000

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Statistics with concentration in Analytics FT 12 months 30
Concentration established in 2010 Estimated cost: $11,600(r), $25,100

College of Science and Mathematics, Kennesaw State University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Applied Statistics PT 22 months 36
Established in 2010 Estimated cost: $14,200(r); $39,200

College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Applied Statistics and Data Analytics FT 18-24 months 36
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $65,600

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED ANALYTICS

NC State University

This website is designed, written and produced by Dr. Michael Rappa © 2006-2013. All rights reserved.

...