Degree Programs in Analytics and Data Science

Applicant InformationWhat follows is a list of over 70 programs offering graduate degrees in Analytics or Data Science (or closely similar). 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 carefully investigate schools in order to determine which is the best educational opportunity for their own individual needs.

The degree programs are categorized into four groups:

Master of Science in Analytics – Since 2007, MSA degrees have emerged as a new category of professional degree with a strong interdisciplinary character that combines applied mathematics, statistics, computer science and various business disciplines. The MSA can be run independently as a university-wide collaboration (such as in an institute), or typically in colleges of engineering or science in the case of full-time programs. Part-time or online programs are sometimes 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.

Master of Science in Data Science – Since 2013, degrees in Data Science have emerged as a close kin to M.S. in Analytics, and the curricula are usually described in similar or identical terms. Data Science degree programs can be run independently as a university-wide collaboration (such as in an institute), or in colleges of engineering or science. In some cases the degree title is elongated, such as “data science and engineering,” or “information and data science.”

Master of Science in Business Analytics – new or 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. Tuition for analytics degrees in business schools can be more costly.

Similar M.S. Programs, Tracks and Concentrations – are similar to the analytics and data science degrees and usually situated outside of business schools. In some cases 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. programs that have analytics or data science tracks or concentrations. Although many are new, some tracks and concentrations are precursors to full-fledged M.S. degrees.

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 the most recent data. The year established is the year students were first enrolled in the program as named, which is not necessarily the same year the program was announced. Some degrees were revamped from earlier programs that focused on related subject matter and may have a longer history as such.

The list is updated regularly, but for the latest information about a program always refer to the school’s web site.

Student Outcomes Degree programs that provide student outcome data (job placement rates and starting salaries). Many of the programs are too new to have student outcomes data to publicize. Online and part-time programs rarely collect and report outcomes data. 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: $23,600(r), $40,800

Ourso College of Business
Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in AnalyticsStudent Outcomes FT 12 months 36
Established in 2011 Estimated cost: $12,300(r), $35,300

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Northwestern University
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in AnalyticsStudent Outcomes FT 15 months 11
Established in 2012 Estimated cost: $46,900

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

Colleges of Engineering, Business and Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics FT 12 months 36
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $22,300(r), $49,000

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

Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics FT 16 months 32
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $39,000

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–$36,000

Graham School of Continuing Liberal & Professional Studies
University of Chicago
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Analytics FT/PT 12-48 months 11
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $43,000

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: $28,000

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 Business
Villanova University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Analytics O 20+ months 33
Established in 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

Volgenau 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

Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Government Analytics PT/O 24+ months 12
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $41,500

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
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $30,700

II. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DATA SCIENCE


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: $54,000

Data Science Institute
University of Virginia
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Data Science FT 11 months 11
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $24,500(r), $39,200

College of Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
Master of Data Science FT/PT 12-24 months 34
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $42,500

Arts and Sciences
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Science FT/PT 12+ months 33
Established in 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
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $35,600

College of Arts & Sciences
Lewis University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Science and Online FT/PT 18-24 months 36
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $28,300

School of Engineering
University of St. Thomas
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Science PT 18-48 months 36
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $33,600

Lohr College of Engineering
South Dakota State University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Science FT/PT 12+ months 30
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $9,900(r), $17,600

Online Center
Elmhurst College
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Science O 24 months 30
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $23,500

Institute for Data Science and Engineering
Columbia University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Data Science FT/PT 9+ months 30
Beginning in Fall 2015 Estimated cost: $53,300

School of Information
University of California at Berkeley
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) O 12-20 months 27
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $60,000

School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Computational Data Science FT 16 months 9
Renamed in 2013 (formerly MSIT in Very Large Information Systems) Estimated cost: $65,000

Jacobs School of Engineering
San Diego State University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
Master of Advanced Study in Data Science and Engineering PT 24 months 38
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $36,500

III. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS

College of Business Administration
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business AnalyticsStudent Outcomes FT 17 months 39
Established in 2010 Estimated cost: $16,400(r), $44,100

Lindner 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: $37,800

LeBow 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

College of Business
University of Michigan at 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: $24,750

Stern School of Business
New York University
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Business Analytics PT 12 months 14
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $67,500

School of Business
George Washington University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/PT 10-20 months 33
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $49,200

Eli Broad College 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

W.P. Carey 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: $31,300(r), $46,700

Lally School of Management
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

Daniels 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: $66,200

The Business School
University of Colorado Denver
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/PT 12-24 months 30
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $15,500(r), $32,200

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

Marshall 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: $44,000

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: $39,200

Jindal School of Management
University of Texas at Dallas
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics FT/PT 12-24 months 36
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $21,100(r), $40,350

Cox 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: $46,500

School of Business Administration
University of Miami
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Business Analytics FT 10 months 16
Beginning in Fall 2014 Estimated cost: $55,700

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

Kelley 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

Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Analytics PT 12 months 30
Beginning in January 2015 Estimated cost: $50,000

Simon Business School
University of Rochester
Degree Format Duration Courses
M.S. in Business Administration with concentration in Business Analytics FT 10 months 12
Established in 2013 Estimated cost: $62,700

Haub School of Business
Saint Joseph’s University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Business Intelligence and Analytics / Online M.S. FT/PT/O 18-24 months 30
Renamed in 2010 Estimated cost: $28,400

Howe 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: $46,900(FT)

Olin Business School
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

Lubin 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

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

IV. SIMILAR M.S. DEGREES, TRACKS, OR CONCENTRATIONS

Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University
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: $66,200

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

School of Computing
University of Utah
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Computing: Data Management and Analysis FT/PT 16-20 months 30
Track established in 2011 Estimated cost: $20,000(r), $34,000

Manderson Graduate School of Business
The University of Alabama
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Applied Statistics with track in Data Mining FT/PT 9+ months 30
Established in 2004 Estimated cost: $9,500(r), $24,000

Discovery Informatics Institute
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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: $39,000(r), 46,100

Stuart School of Business
Illinois Institute of Technology
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Marketing Analytics and Communication FT/PT 12-24 months 33
Established in 2012 Estimated cost: $58,000

Smith 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: $41,800

Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering
Stanford University
Degree Format Duration Units
M.S. in Computational and Mathematical Engineering with Data Science Track FT 12-20 months 45
Track established in 2013 Estimated cost: $42,700

School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences
George Mason University
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Computational Science FT/PT 12+ months 30
Established in 2014 Estimated cost: $14,800 (r), $35,300

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
University 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 Sciences
University of Central Florida
Degree Format Duration Credit Hrs
M.S. in Statistical Computing with track in Data Mining FT/PT 20+ months 36
Established in 2001 Estimated cost: $13,300(r), $42,900

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