The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) is an intensive 10-month learning experience designed to give students a thorough understanding of the tools, methods, applications and practice of advanced analytics. It is both focused and practical in its orientation, with the goal to provide an education that is directly applicable to a professional career. Admission is highly selective. The program admits individuals of exceptional talent and motivation with a strong aptitude for complex data analysis and high propensity for teamwork.
Prerequisites: Past academic studies in mathematics, statistics, engineering, science, computer programming, business, and economics are relevant prerequisites.
Student Demographics: The degree is suitable for new or recent graduates as well as experienced professionals. Many MSA applicants have prior graduate education. See the annual Admissions Report for details.
Application Deadlines: Applications are reviewed year round for the entering class beginning in June. You may apply at any time during the year preceding the start of the upcoming class. We review applications on a rolling basis and admit students until the class is full. We recommend applying early. Domestic applicants should plan on applying no later then March 1st to ensure full consideration for admission.
International Applicants: International applicants are encouraged to apply by January 31. Applications received after this date should expedite documentation to ensure timely arrival. International applicants residing in the U.S. are encouraged to apply early as well. Applications can (and should) be submitted in advance of supporting documents, such as recommendation letters, transcripts, and language test scores.
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|Degree:||Master of Science in Analytics (MSA)|
|Director:||Michael Rappa, Ph.D.|
|Address:||Institute for Advanced Analytics
North Carolina State University
901 Main Campus Drive, Suite 230
Raleigh, NC 27606 USA
|Phone:||+1 (919) 513-2818|
|Fax:||+1 (919) 513-2994|
|Credit hours:||30 (Summer/Fall/Spring)|
|Format:||Full-time, weekday, on-campus only. There is no part-time or online degree format.|
|Enrollment:||120 students (taught in two 60-seat sections)|
|Student Profile:||See annual Admissions Report|
|Duration:||10-months, beginning the last week of June and ending the first week of May.|
|Application:||Learn how to apply for admission.|
|Deadlines:||Applications are accepted year round. We recommend that international applicants apply by January 31, and domestic applicants by March 1. All applicants are encouraged to apply early. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.||Tuition:||Estimated total cost of tuition and fees for the entire 10-month program is:|
|Financial aid:||Students are expected to be self-financed through personal savings or educational loans.|
|STEM designation:||The MSA is officially designated as a STEM degree. CIP code 11.0802: Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration|
|Entrance exam:||Standardized entrance exams such as the GRE or GMAT are not required for admission. Do not submit exam scores as part of your application unless requested.|
|Language:||Demonstrated proficiency in English is required for non-native English speakers, with few exceptions.|
|Prerequisites:||See prerequisite courses for applicants.|
|Enrollment deferrals:||Requests to defer enrollment is granted only in rare cases, and is limited to 12-months.|
|Frequently Asked Questions:||Admissions FAQ|
|Admissions Consultation:||Request an appointment to speak with an Admissions Consultant.|
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