Data Science School Programs

Data science may be a newer field on the information technology frontier, but it’s not a career path you can into on the basis of your talent alone. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Evan Williams may have been able to drop out of college and make a billion dollars in coding, but the same can’t really be said of the big data analytics niche.

Even if you have some serious programming chops, you’ll need a solid grounding in advanced statistics and data theory to be successful in the analytics world. Picking the right degree program to teach you those vital principles is a critical first step.

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The world of big data is rapidly expanding and becoming ever more lucrative for people stepping into it. Between 2008 and 2012, job listings for data scientists exploded by 15,000 percent according to Analytics Magazine. O’Reilly reports that the median salary for those listings in 2016 was a sweet six figures: $106,000 plus hefty bonuses.

By 2020, according to a 2017 study from market research firm Burning Glass Technologies, there will be a 39 percent increase in demand for data scientists. And consulting firm McKinsey projects that 250,000 of those estimated 2.7 million jobs will go unfilled due to a shortage of qualified candidates.

Qualifications, then, are a big deal for prospective data scientists. Some 88 percent of data scientists hold master’s degrees already. When you consider that this is true in a market that is absolutely starving for bodies, it paints a clear picture of the future of the profession: an advanced degree will be considered standard.  The type of work they are being asked to do is only becoming more complex and involving larger and broader data sets, so the educational requirements have nowhere to go but up. So if you’re aiming for one of those 250,000 jobs, getting into the right degree program will be essential.

Different Degree Options for Different Data Science Roles

Data science degrees are a relatively new entry in the world of higher learning. In fact, dedicated programs in the field are all less than a decade old. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have choices when looking at degree options. As a profession firmly rooted in math and statistics, there are a range of degrees available that will check the boxes for the knowledge and skillsets you need to become successful.

More targeted degree options, typically those that identify themselves with data science in the title, are sure to include the mix of statistics, programming and data management courses in research design, mining, visualization, modeling and predictive analytics that are the hallmarks of a true data science education.

Because specific data science degrees are a recent innovation, the field has had to take off without many graduates of these more targeted programs to fill the increasing number of positions out there calling for data scientists. Consequently, it’s been something of a free-for-all, with people coming into the field with computer science, mathematics, statistics, and business degrees. Employers have been taking what they can get—any higher education degree in a quantitative discipline has been enough to get you in the door.

But the field is starting to take on some clearer delineations and certain degrees are more likely than others now to lead to particular career paths.

In all cases, master’s degrees are typically offered in either a traditional track designed for bachelor’s holders to matriculate into, or as executive degrees comprised of fewer credits designed specifically for bachelor’s educated professionals with several years of IT or programming experience.

General Data Science Programs

Data science and statistics degree programs are the obvious choice for anyone serious about making a career in the field. Although these programs are in high demand and openings are in short supply, they offer exactly the right combination of practical education on tools and techniques of data analysis combined with the theoretical basis in statistical science that organizations working with big data are looking for today.

Dedicated degrees in data science go by titles that include :

  • Master of Science in Data Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Data Science
  • Master of Information and Data Science
  • Master of Science in Applied/Predictive Analytics
  • Master of Science in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

You may also find degrees structured as Master of Science in Information Management or similar programs that offer a Data Science concentration or certificate that can be earned concurrent with the degree.

These pure degrees do not teach domain-specific applications, but provide a solid grounding for work in any of the following specialty areas. On the other hand, they do offer a more in-depth education in the theory of data science and analytical techniques, and are suitable for more advanced research applications than the more specialized degrees that are noted below.

Business and Marketing Analytics

Business demand is a key driver behind the explosion in the number of data science positions in recent years. Businesses have realized that their existing databases contain gems of information that can only be unearthed by data mining. Add to that the fact that new online sales channels and heavily digitized product tracking in retail sales offer new options for collecting data that can be further analyzed for targeted marketing campaigns. Behind the scenes, operational efficiencies can be gleaned from supply chain and resource management systems.

Degrees that can lead to careers in business and marketing analytics include:

  • Master of Business Administration – Data/Business Analytics concentration
  • Master of Marketing Analytics
  • Master of Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Operations Research

Financial and Accounting Analytics

Also on the business side, but with a focus on accounting and financial matters, finance sector data scientists focus on markets and money management. They mine market data for trends and look at creative ways to analyze companies and investments using public or private information sources. They may assist in developing algorithms for high-frequency trading, and train machine intelligence systems to work at speeds no human could hope to replicate.

Degrees suitable for data science careers in finance or accounting include:

  • Master of Science in Analytical Finance/Financial Analysis
  • Master of Business Administration – Financial Systems and Analytics concentration
  • Master of Science in Econometrics

Health Informatics

Healthcare has come to rely on big data analysis in everything from diagnosis to disease prevention. No modern healthcare study runs today without sophisticated data collection and analysis performed on its results. In daily hospital operations, data analysis has been used to reduce instances of post-operative infections and predict difficulties in premature infants days before conventional diagnostics would reveal problems.

There may be no more individually important application of data science than healthcare. There may also be no other field that generates a volume of data that rivals what comes from the healthcare domain, which includes everything from monitoring vital statistics to sequencing the human genome.

  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Health Data Science
  • Master of Science in Operations Research

Data Engineering

Engineering lives at the applied end of the data science pipeline, where information is either initially gathered or put to use manipulating operational systems. Data engineers work on everything from building out data warehouses to installing autonomous control systems in driverless cars. They are expected to understand both the basic principles of data science as well as the physical or information technology schemes underpinning the real-world systems the data represents.

Data engineers might choose advanced degrees in the following subjects:

  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Master of Science in Operations Research
  • Master of Science in Computer Science

Other Degree Options for Data Scientists

It’s not impossible to get into data science with only a bachelor’s degree, but you are unlikely to advance far, and it’s becoming more and more difficult as advanced degrees are created to fill in the gaps. However, there are a number of entry-level programming and database administration roles, as well as positions for low-level analysts, that can be had with the following types of degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science

A State by State Guide to Data Science Master’s Programs Available from Accredited Schools

Once you decide on a degree, you will find there are still many choices to be made. How do you evaluate different programs that offer the same degree option?

Your first step should be making sure the program has been offered accreditation by one of the agencies that exist to validate higher education programs.

Regional Accrediting Agencies

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission (North Central)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Accrediting Commission for Western Association of Schools and Colleges

National Accrediting Agencies

  • The Association for Advancing Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Curriculum, Curriculum, Curriculum

The gold standard for evaluating any of these degree programs, however, is to dive deep into their curriculum. In a new field like data science, there isn’t always general agreement about what topics a degree covers. Whatever the title of the degree, the only real way to see if it offers the type of training you need is to check the courses themselves.

This includes looking at work-study opportunities and industry partnerships. Getting a leg up on the job hunt by participating in research projects with industry partners is a valuable asset, as is the practical, real-world experience that comes along with it.

Also worth investigating are the backgrounds of the instructors. Have they recently worked in private sector positions dealing with big data? Do they have advanced degrees in the field themselves?

Here you’ll find a full state-by-state listing of the data science master’s programs available online and on-campus at accredited schools throughout the U.S.

Alabama

Auburn University

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Alaska

As of February 2018, there were no graduate data science programs in Alaska.

Arizona

Arizona State University

School of Computing, Information & Decision Systems Engineering

Master of Science in Computer Science- Big Data Systems

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time, accelerated
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Arkansas

Southern Arkansas University

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer and Information Science – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Arkansas Little Rock

Department of Information Science

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

California

Alliant International University

California School of Management and Leadership

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

Azusa Pacific University

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Master of Science in Research Psychology and Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time, accelerated
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

California State University-Fullerton

Mihaylo College of Business & Economics

Master of Science in Information Technology – Data Science

  • On Campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

 

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time, accelerated
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

Chapman University

Schmid College of Science & Technology

Master of Science in Computational & Data Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Computational and Data Sciences

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

Claremont Graduate University

Department of Information Systems and Technology

Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology-Data Science and Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

National University

School of Engineering and Computing

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

Stanford University

Center for Professional Development

Graduate Certificate in Data Mining and Applications

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

Graduate Certificate in Mining Massive Data Sets

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering

Master of Science in Computational and Mathematical Engineering- Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

 

School of Humanities and Sciences

Master of Science in Statistics – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

University of California-Berkeley

School of Information

Master of Information and Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Master of Engineering-Data Science and Systems

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

University of California-Irvine

Division of Continuing Education

Certificate in Data Science

Certificate in Big Data

Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

University of California-Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering-Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required (waived with two years of engineering work experience or a BS in Engineering or Natural Sciences)

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

University of California-San Diego

Jacobs School of Engineering

Master of Advanced Study-Data Science and Engineering

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required (waived with two years of relevant work experience)

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

University of San Francisco

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

University of Southern California

Marshall School of Business

Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science and Operations

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE or GMAT required

 

Viterbi School of Engineering

Master of Science in Data Informatics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

 

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Science

  • On campus and online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

 


 

University of the Pacific

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Hybrid
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission

Colorado

Colorado School of Mines

School of Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science-Applied Algorithms and Data Structures

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required (waived if you graduated with engineering degree from Colorado School of Mines within past five years)

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
 


 

Colorado State University

Online Programs

Graduate Certificate in Data Analysis

  • Online
  • Full time

 

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Colorado Technical University

Online Doctoral Degree Programs

Doctor of Computer Science-Big Data Analytics

  • Online and on campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Regis University

College of Computer and Information Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online and on campus
  • Full time, accelerated
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Colorado Boulder

Computer Science

Professional Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Science and Engineering

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE (optional)

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Colorado Denver

Business School

Master of Science in Business Analytics- Big Data

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Denver

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University

Mathematical Sciences

Master of Science in Data Mining

Graduate Certificate in Data Mining

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Sacred Heart University

Jack Welch College of Business and College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Big Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

University of New Haven-Galvanize (San Francisco)

Tagliatela College of Engineering

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Wesleyan University

Quantitative Analysis Center

Certificate in Applied Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Yale University

Department of Statistics and Data Science

Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics and Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

Delaware

As of February 2018, there were no graduate programs in data science in Delaware.

District of Columbia

American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

George Washington University

Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Master of Science in Data Science

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Georgetown University

McCourt School of Public Policy

Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

 

School of Continuing Studies

Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

 

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Analytics-Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Howard University

Computer Science EECS Department

Master of Computer Science-Data Communications

  • On campus
  • Full time, accelerated
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Florida

Florida Atlantic University

College of Business

Graduate Certificate in Big Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Florida Institute of Technology

School of Computing

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Florida International University

School of Computing and Information Sciences

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Florida State University

Department of Statistics

Master of Science in Statistics-Statistical Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

New College of Florida

Graduate Program

Master of Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Nova Southeastern University

College of Engineering & Computing

Master of Science in Computer Science- Data Science

  • On campus and online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

St. Thomas University

School of Science

Master of Science in Big Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Central Florida

College of Engineering & Computer Science

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time or part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

 

Department of Statistics

Master of Science in Statistical Computing- Data Mining

  • On campus
  • Full time or part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

 

Graduate Certificate in SAS Data Mining

  • On campus
  • Part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of South Florida-St. Petersburg

College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Data Analysis

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of West Florida

Computer Science

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Georgia

Augusta University

Medical College of Georgia Department of Population Health Sciences

Master of Science in Biostatistics and Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Emory University

Computer Science and Informatics

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Georgia Southern University

College of Engineering and Computing

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Mining or Data Warehousing

  • Hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Kennesaw University

Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences

Certificate in Data Mining

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Analytics and Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of West Georgia

College of Social Science

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Analysis

  • Hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Hawaii

As of February 2018, there were no graduate data science programs in Hawaii.

Idaho

University of Idaho

Department of Statistical Science

Graduate Data Analytics Certificate

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Illinois

DePaul University

College of Science & Health

Master of Science in Applied Statistics – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Elmhurst College

Department of Computer Science & Information Systems

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online
  • Part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Illinois Institute of Technology

College of Science

Master of Data Science

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Lewis University

Online Programs

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Computer Science

Master of Computer Science – Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Illinois Springfield

Computer Science

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • Hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Indiana

Indiana University Bloomington

School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • Online

 

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online, on campus, hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

School of Informatics and Computing

Master of Science in Applied Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Saint Mary’s College

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online, on campus
  • Full time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Notre Dame

Department of Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online, on campus
  • Full time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Valparaiso University

Department of Economics

Certificate in Applied Econometrics and Data Science Foundations Using SAS

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Iowa

Iowa State University

Data Science Program

Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Maharishi University of Management

Computer Professional Program

Master of Science in Computer Science – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Kansas

Kansas State University

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science – Data Science & Engineering

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

 

College of Business Administration

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Kansas

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Kentucky

University of Louisville

Department of Computer Engineering & Computer Science

Certificate in Data Science

  • Online, on campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Western Kentucky University

Department of Mathematics

Certificate in Data Analysis Using SAS

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Louisiana

As of February 2018, there were no graduate data science programs in Louisiana.

Maine

University of Southern Maine

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Certificate of Graduate Study in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

 

Master of Science in Statistics- Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University

Whiting School of Engineering

Master of Science in Data Science

Post Master’s Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Loyola University Maryland

Timonium Graduate Center

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Towson University

Department of Computer & Information Sciences

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

University of Maryland

College of Information Studies

Master of Information Management-Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Division of Professional Studies

Master’s in Professional Studies – Data Science

Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

University of Maryland University College

Graduate School

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • Online, hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Massachusetts

Bay Path University

Graduate School

Master of Science in Applied Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Boston College

Woods College of Advancing Studies

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Boston University

Metropolitan College

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems – Data Analytics

  • On campus and online

 

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Analytics

  • On campus

 

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • On campus and online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Fitchburg State University

Department of Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Science

  • On campus and online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Harvard University

Extension School

Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Master of Science in Health Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Merrimack College

School of Science and Engineering & Girard School of Business

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Northeastern University

College of Social Sciences & Humanities

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • On campus, online
  • Part time
  • No admission test required

 

College of Computer and Information Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

 

College of Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics Engineering

  • On campus
  • Part time
  • GRE required

 

Graduate Certificate in Data Mining Engineering

  • On campus
  • Part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

University of Massachusetts Amherst

College of Information and Computer Science

Certificate in Statistical and Computational Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

 

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

University of Massachusetts Boston

College of Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Management – Information Systems for Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Interdisciplinary Programs

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Wentworth Institute of Technology

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department of Computer Science

Master of Science in Data Science

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required (waived for WPI students/alumni)

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE or GMAT required (waived for WPI students/alumni)

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

Michigan

Central Michigan University

College of Graduate Studies

Graduate Certificate in Data Mining

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Davenport University

College of Arts & Sciences

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time

 

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Grand Valley State University

School of Computing and Information Systems

Master of Science in Data Science & Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required (waived with 3.0 undergraduate GPA)

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Michigan Technological University

Data Science Department

Certificate in Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required (waived for Michigan Tech students and students already holding Master’s degree)

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Michigan

School of Information

Master of Science in information – Data Science, Data Analytics, or Computational Social Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

Michigan Institute for Data Science

Graduate Data Science Certificate

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Michigan Dearborn

College of Engineering & Computer Science

Master of Science in Data Science – Applications, Business Analytics, or Big Data Informatics

  • On campus, online, hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Wayne State University

College of Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering – Data Science and Business Analytics -Data-Driven Business

Master of Science in Engineering – Data Science and Business Analytics – Advanced Analytics Concentration

Master of Science in Engineering- Data Science and Business Analytics – Computational Engineering Concentration

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Western Michigan University

Computer Science & Statistics

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Minnesota

St. Cloud State University

Department of Economics

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • Full time, accelerated
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Minnesota

College of Science & Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Health

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Part time
  • GRE recommended

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of St. Thomas

School of Engineering

Master of Science in Data Science

Graduate Certificate in Big Data

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Mississippi

Jackson State University

Department of Mathematics & Statistical Science

Doctor of Philosophy in Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Department of Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science

Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Missouri

Maryville University

Online Programs

Master of Science in Business Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Distance Education

Graduate Certificate in Big Data Management and Security

Graduate Certificate in Big Data Management and Analytics

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics and Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Rockhurst University

Helzberg School of Management

Data Science and Business Analytics Certificate

Data Science and Business Intelligence Certificate

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Saint Louis University

Center for Health Outcomes Research

Master of Science in Health Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Truman State University

Institute for Academic Outreach

Data Science Certificate

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Missouri

Data Science & Analytics

Master of Science in Data Science & Analytics- Human Centered Design for Data

  • Hybrid
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Washington University in St. Louis

Preston M. Green Electrical & Systems Engineering

Master of Science in Data Analytics & Statistics – Statistics, Optimization & Decision Theory, or Computing

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE (only required for FT students)

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Montana

As of February 2018, there were no graduate data science programs in Montana.

Nebraska

University of Nebraska Omaha

College of Arts & Sciences Department of Mathematics

Master of Science in Mathematics- Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

 

College of Information Science & Technology Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Nevada

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Lee Business School

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

Master of Science-Data Analytics & Applied Economics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

 


 

University of Nevada Reno

College of Business

Master of Science in Information Systems – Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GMAT required

 

Department of Mathematics

Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics and Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

 


 

Western Governors University

College of Information Technology

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

Geisel School of Medicine

Master of Science in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences- Health Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

New England College

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Data Analytics and Business Statistics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Southern New Hampshire University

Online Degrees

Master of Science in Data Analytics

Master of Science in Information Technology-Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

University of New Hampshire

Analytics & Data Science

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

New Jersey

College of Saint Elizabeth

Math & Computer Science

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Montclair State University

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Data Collection & Management

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

New Jersey City University

Department of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required (waived with 3.0 undergraduate GPA)

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Department of Computer Science

Graduate Certificate in Data Mining

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Rowan University

Global Learning & Partnerships

Master of Science in Data Analytics- Health Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Rutgers University

Professional Science Master’s Program- Computer & Information Sciences

Master of Business and Science – Analytics: Discovery Informatics & Data Sciences

  • Online, hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required (waived for Rutgers undergraduates with 3.2 GPA, master’s degree in same field, or five years of relevant work experience)

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Saint Peter’s University

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Data Science – Business Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admissions test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Seton Hall University

College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Data Visualization & Analysis

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Stevens Institute of Technology

Schaefer School of Engineering & Science

Graduate Certificate in Data Exploration & Visualization

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required for full time students

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Stockton University

Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Data Science and Strategic Analytics

  • Hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

Certificate of Graduate Study in Data Science

  • Hybrid
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Thomas Edison State University

School of Business & Management

Master of Business Administration- Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GMAT required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

New Mexico

University of New Mexico

Anderson School of Management

Master of Science in Information Systems & Assurance – Data Analytics (Big Data)

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

New York

Canisius University

College of Arts & Sciences

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE optional

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Clarkson University

School of Business

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus, online

 

Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Columbia University

Data Science Institute

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

 

Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Science

  • On campus, online
  • Part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Cornell University

Operations Research and Information Engineering

Master of Engineering – Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

 

Statistical Science

Master of Professional Studies in Applied Statistics – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

CUNY College of Staten Island

School of Business

Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

CUNY Queens College

Department of Sociology

Master of Science in Data Analytics & Applied Social Research- Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Fordham University

Computer & Information Science

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE recommended

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Manhattan College

School of Science

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics – Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time, accelerated

 

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Mathematics – Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

New York University

Center for Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Concentrations available: Data Science, Big Data, Mathematics, Physics, Natural Language Processing, Biology

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Information Technology & Web Science

Master of Science in Information Technology-Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Rochester Institute of Technology

College of Computing & Information Sciences

Advanced Certificate in Big Data Analytics

  • On campus

 

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE only required for international applicants

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

St. John Fisher University

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Applied Data Science

  • Hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

St. John’s University

College of Professional Studies

Master of Science in Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

SUNY University at Albany

Mathematics & Statistics

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

SUNY University at Buffalo

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Computational and Data Enabled Sciences

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Syracuse University

School of Information Studies

Master of Science in Applied Data Science

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

 

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

The New School

Parsons School

Master of Science in Data Visualization

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE optional

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

University of Rochester

Goergen Institute for Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Utica College

Online Programs

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Yeshiva University

The Katz School

Master of Science in Data Analytics and Visualization

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

North Carolina

Appalachian State University

Walker College of Business

Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics – Sustainability Analytics or Supply Chain Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time, accelerated
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Duke University

Continuing Studies

Professional Certificate in Big Data and Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

Social Science Research Institute & Information Initiative

Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

North Carolina State University

Institute for Advanced Analytics

Master of Science in Analytics-Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, accelerated
  • No admission test required

 

Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Science

Certificate in Data Science Foundations

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Computing & Business

Graduate Certificate in Data Science & Business Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time

 

Master of Science in Data Science & Business Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required (waived with 3.5 undergraduate GPA)

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Department of Computer Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, accelerated
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

North Dakota

As of February 2018, there were no graduate data science programs in North Dakota.

Ohio

Kent State University

School of Digital Sciences

Master of Digital Sciences- Data Science

  • On campus, online, hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Ohio State University

Max M. Fisher College of Business

Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Cincinnati

College of Medicine – Department of Environmental Health

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics – Big Data

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE or GMAT required

 

Carl H. Linder College of Business

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

Wright State University

Engineering and Computer Science

Graduate Certificate in Big and Smart Data Sciences

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required (waived for WSU ECS graduates with 3.3 GPA or three years of work experience)

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University

Spears School of Business

Graduate Certificate in Business Data Mining-Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, or Marketing Data Science

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

Master of Science in Management Information Systems – Data Science

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Oklahoma

Gallogly College of Engineering

Master of Science in Data Science & Analytics

  • On campus, online, hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Oregon

Oregon State University

College of Science & Department of Statistics

Master of Science in Data Analytics

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Programs

SAS Data Science Certificate

  • Online
  • Full time, part time, accelerated
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Carnegie Mellon University

School of Computer Science

Master of Computational Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, accelerated
  • GRE (waived for CMU undergrads)

 

Heinz College of Information Systems, Public Policy and Management

Master of Science in Information Technology – Business Intelligence & Data Analytics

  • On campus, online
  • Part time
  • GRE or GMAT required (waived with prior graduate degree in related field)

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Mercyhurst University

Ridge College of Intelligence Studies & Applied Sciences

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Pennsylvania State University Great Valley

Engineering & Technology Division

Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • Hybrid
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

 

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Pennsylvania State University

Interdisciplinary Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Data Analytics – Big Data

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Pennsylvania State University World Campus

Graduate School

Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required (waived with undergraduate GPA 3.2 or prior graduate degree)

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Philadelphia University

Online Programs

Master of Science in Modeling, Simulation & Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Robert Morris University

Computer & Information Systems

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Temple University

College of Science & Technology

Master of Science in Computational Data Science

Certificate in Data Science: Computational Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

University of Pennsylvania

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Master of Science in Engineering-Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

University of Pittsburgh

School of Computing and Information

Master of Science in Information Science-Big Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE (only required for students who cannot meet QPA requirement)

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 


 

Villanova University

School of Business

Master of Accounting with Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, accelerated
  • GMAT optional

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Rhode Island

Brown University

Computer Science

Master’s in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, accelerated
  • GRE required

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Big Data/Data Science/Data-Centric Systems

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

 


 

Johnson & Wales University

Providence Programs

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus

 

JWU Online

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

South Carolina

Clemson University/Medical University of South Carolina

Graduate School

Master of Science in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required (waived with prior graduate or professional degree)

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

South Dakota

South Dakota State University

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Certificate in Data Science

  • Online

 

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus, online
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Tennessee

Austin Peay State University

Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods – Data Management & Analysis

  • On campus, hybrid, online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Lipscomb University

College of Computing & Technology

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required (waived with 5 years of work experience)

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Memphis

Department of Computer Science

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science and Engineering

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Department of Preventive Medicine

Master of Science in Epidemiology – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Computer Science & Engineering

Master of Science in Computer Science-Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Department of Biomedical Informatics

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas

Southern Methodist University

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering and Meadows School of the Arts

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Hybrid
  • Full time, part time, accelerated
  • No admission test required

 

Master of Science in Statistics and Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Texas Tech University

Rawls College of Business Administration

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Texas Woman’s University

Mathematics & Computer Science

Master of Science in Informatics – Data Science/Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Houston

Center for Advanced Computing & Data Science

Certificate in High Performance Computing

  • On campus

 

Department of Mathematics

Master of Science in Statistics and Data Analysis

  • Hybrid
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of North Texas

Department of Information Science

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus, online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Texas at Dallas

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Master of Science in Social Data Analytics and Research

 

Department of Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Texas El Paso

College of Science

Certificate in Big Data Analysis

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Texas Health Science Center

Biostatistics and Data Science

Certificate in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

 

Master of Science in Biostatistics- Data Science

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics – Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Texas San Antonio

College of Business

Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Utah

University of Utah

School of Computing

Certificate in Big Data

  • On campus, online

Master of Science in Computing-Data Management and Analysis

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Computing-Data Management and Analysis

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Vermont

University of Vermont

Complex Systems Center

Master of Science in Complex Systems and Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, accelerated
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges

Virginia

George Mason University

Volgenau School of Engineering

Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering

  • Concentrations available: Applied Analytics, Bioengineering, Business Analytics, Data Mining, Digital Forensics, Financial Engineering, Health Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Statistical Analytics
  • Hybrid

 

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Radford University

Artis College of Science & Technology

Master of Science in Data and Information Management

  • ON campus
  • Full time, part time, accelerated
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

University of Virginia

Data Science Institute

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, accelerated
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 


 

Virginia Tech

Discovery Analytics Center

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Washington

Bellevue College

Continuing Education

Healthcare Data Analyst Certificate

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

 


 

City University of Seattle

Computer and Information Systems

Master of Science in Computer Science – Big Data Management

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

 


 

Seattle Pacific University

School of Business & Economics

Certificate in Data Analytics

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

 


 

University of Washington

Continuum College

Certificate in Big Data Technologies

Certificate in Data Science

  • Hybrid
  • Part time
  • No admission test required

 

Master of Science in Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE required

 

eScience Institute

Doctor of Philosophy IGERT Big Data and Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time
  • GRE required

Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

West Virginia

West Virginia University

College of Business & Economics

Master of Science in Business Data Analytics

  • Online
  • Full time
  • GRE or GMAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Online
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 


 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Statistics

Master of Science in Statistics-Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • No admission test required

 

School of Medicine & Public Health Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics

Master of Science in Biomedical Data Science

  • On campus
  • Full time, part time
  • GRE or MCAT required

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Wyoming

As of February 2018, there were no graduate data science programs in Wyoming.