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Best Masters in Data Science and Analytics in US/Canada


Second comprehensive list of master's degrees in the US and Canada with tuition information and duration.



  1. University of Massachusetts-Amherst's MS in Computer Science (Data Science Concentration). This program was created to help meet the need for expanded and enhanced training in the area of data science. It requires coursework in Theory for Data Science, Systems for Data Science, Data Analysis and Statistics.  It teaches you to develop and apply methods to collect, curate, and analyze large-scale data, and to make discoveries and decisions using those analyses. (24-month program, $25,000* In-state, $46,400* Out-of-state full tuition, CS Rank: 75)
  2. Northwestern University's MS in Analytics. This program teaches students the skills that drive business success in today’s hyper-competitive, data-driven world. Drawing on the expertise of renowned professors and lecturers from major corporations, we combine mathematical and statistical studies with instruction in advanced information technology and data management. (15-month program, $52,239 full tuition, CS Rank: 125)
  3. Simon Fraser University's Professional Master's in Big Data. Students are well-prepared to become data scientists/programmers, data solutions architects, and chief data officers capable of offering insights that influence strategic decision-making. The program is challenging and ideal for those with a strong aptitude in computer science or in quantitative fields, such as engineering or physics. (16-month program, $27,592 residents, $32,898 International full tuition, CS Rank: 125)
  4. University of Minnesota's MS in Data Science. The program provides a strong foundation in the science of Big Data and its analysis by gathering in a single program the knowledge, expertise, and educational assets in data collection and management, data analytics, scalable data-driven pattern discovery, and the fundamental concepts behind these methods. (18 or 24-month program, $8,364 In-state, $12,942 Out-of-state per semester, CS Rank: 125)
  5. North Carolina State University's MS in Analytics. If you have a mind for mathematics and statistical programming and a passion for working with data, this is your program. The MSA is uniquely designed to equip individuals like yourself for the task of deriving and effectively communicating actionable insights from a vast quantity and variety of data. (10-month program, $23,460 In-state, $43,466 Out-of-state full tuition, CS Rank: 125)
  6. Indiana University Bloomington's MS in Data Science. With a broad range of courses available on topics such as data mining, cloud computing, health and medicine, cybersecurity, high-performance computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, you can tailor your curriculum to suit your interests. (18-month program, On site: 43,717 USD Out-of-state, 15,172 USD In-state; Online: $21,457 Out-of-state, $13,470 In-state, CS Rank: 125)
  7. University of Virginia's MS in Data Science. Our rigorous professional master’s program prepares students to lead the cutting-edge field of data science through an interdisciplinary approach that combines class work with the opportunity to apply technical and soft skills in capstone projects with industry, academic and government partners. (11-month program, $25,534 In-state, $40,626 Out-of-state, CS Rank: 175)
  8. Texas A&M University's MS in Analytics.  A part-time master's degree that offers courses from the top-ranked Mays Business School and is open to working professionals with strong quantitative skills, for example bachelor's degree holders in the sciences, mathematics, business and engineering fields. Offers online and on-site option. (24-month program, $54,904 full tuition, CS Rank: 175)
  9. Arizona State University's MS in Business Analytics.  This program prepares you for the dynamic, expanding world of data-driven analysis and strategic business decision-making. You’ll acquire the skills necessary to help companies harness data for a competitive advantage. ASU also offers an online program and you may find more information here. (9-month program, $10,970 In-state, $21,888 Out-of-state, $23,508 International full tuition, CS Rank: 175)
  10. Queen's University's Master of Management Analytics. In this program, you will be learning from an outstanding faculty team comprised of some of the best management educators in North America. In addition, several sessions will include industry specialists and practitioners. This ensures that you are being briefed on current trends and practices from the perspective of people who are currently working in the industry. (16-month program, $44,600 residents, $67,750 International, full tuition, CS Rank: 175)
  11. Rutgers University's MS in Analytics and Data Science. This program prepares students for data-driven decision making. It brings together the fields of computer science, statistics, machine learning, data mining and big data. Students will obtain a variety of skills including the ability to analyze large datasets, the ability to develop modeling solutions to support decision making and a thorough understanding of how data analysis drives business decision making. Online option available. (24-month program, $23,136 In-state, $28,128 Out-of-state for full tuition, CS Rank: 225)
  12. Northeastern University's Master of Professional Studies in Analytics. The program helps to meet the demand from employers with a graduate program that provides students with an end-to-end analytics education through a core curriculum with integrated experiential learning opportunities. The program prepares students with a deep understanding of the mechanics of working with data along with the capacity to identify and communicate data-driven insights that ultimately influence decisions. Available online. (24-month program, $29,070 full tuition, CS Rank: 225)
  13. Illinois Institute of Technology's Master of Data Science. In this program, you learn to explore data using high-level mathematics, statistics, and computer science. In particular, you learn how to analyze data, visualize your results, and articulate your discoveries. You will leave the program with the ability to think about the real problems that need to be solved, not to simply find technical solutions. Available online. (16-month program, $30,985 full tuition, CS Rank: 225)
  14. Iowa State University's Master of Business Analytics. This program is an interdisciplinary graduate program for employed professionals that addresses the challenges of dealing with data analytics and business intelligence in the “Big Data” environment. It was developed to meet the needs of today’s businesses and organizations facing intense global competition and constant technological disruptions. Available online. (21-month program, $21,570 USD, full tuition)
  15. American University's Master's in Business Analytics. The program prepares students to become experts in data analysis. Students will learn how to use data to solve a variety of organizational and business challenges related to fiscal performance and operational effectiveness. Available online. (15-month program, $54,186, full tuition, CS Rank: 325)
  16. Saint Mary's University's M.Sc. in Computing and Data Analytics. The primary focus of the MSc CDA program is to develop highly qualified computing and data analytics professionals who will drive innovation and organizational success. MSc CDA prepares students for rewarding and lucrative careers in the data science industry through experiential learning opportunities and industry interaction. (16-month program, $17,000 Residents, $33,000 International, full tuition)
  17. University of Oklahoma's MS in Data Science and Analytics. Graduates from this program will have the skills to design and build tools to extract, assimilate and analyze data, and the systems understanding to predict and enhance future performance for enterprises across all domains of the private and public sectors. The course offerings come from a collaboration between the Schools of Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering. (14-month program, $26,103 full tuition)
  18. University of Colorado-Denver's MS in Business Analytics. Business Analytics teaches you to use mathematical models to enhance decision-making capabilities in the workplace. This gives you an understanding of the more common types of modeling procedures—predictive modeling with big data, data analysis, forecasting, operations management and other advanced quantitative methods—so you learn to make decisions based on data. (24-month program, $39,450 full tuition)
  19. Bellevue University's MS in Business Analytics. This program is designed to meet the demand for leaders who can influence business decision-making with cutting-edge expertise in transforming big data into a strategic asset. (24-month program, $20,340 full tuition)
  20. DePaul University's MS in Predictive Analytics. This program addresses the growing demand of data scientists that have the right blend of technical and analytical skills to meet the challenge of big data analytics. The curriculum emphasizes technical proficiency and practical experience, and provides students with advanced skills in data mining, multivariate statistics, machine learning, and database processing. (17.5-month program, $43,160 full tuition)
  21. Regis University's MS in Data Science. Inspired by their Jesuit heritage, this program prepares you for an in-demand career analyzing data, gathering insights from within and communicating how it’ll impact the business you work for – and the world around you – in a socially responsible manner. (24-month program, $25,560 full tuition)
  22. South Dakota State University's MS in Data Science. The is a 30 credit program designed to be completed in one calendar year, June through May, although students may take more than one year to complete if they desire. For added convenience, summer courses are available online so that students may start the program online in the summer and complete it on campus during the following academic year. (12-month program, $13,320 full tuition)
  23. University of Alabama-Huntsville's MS in Management Science-Business Analytics. The program is designed to meet the highest standards of curriculum quality, faculty excellence, and program relevance in accordance with the College of Business' accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. (12-month program, $21,810 full tuition)
  24. University of Michigan-Dearborn's MS in Data Science. The curriculum consists of required core courses and technical electives, providing opportunities to build knowledge and professional skills in various Data Science areas that are highly demanded in the current job market. (18 to 24-month program, $20,490 In-state, $35,280 Out-of-state full tuition)
  25. University of San Francisco's MS in Data Science. This program provides a technical curriculum along with unmatched practical experience through the nine-month practicum project. Students work onsite at partner companies located in the Bay Area and beyond two days per week. Influenced by a board of advisors which includes data scientists from Facebook, Eventbrite, Buzzfeed and more, the curriculum covers topics such as machine learning, data acquisition, statistical modeling, database management, data visualization, natural language processing, and deep learning. (12-month program, $48,825 full tuition).
  26. University of Tennessee-Chattanooga's MS in Computer Science-Data Science. The M.S. program is designed to develop the student's skills in critical professional thinking and intuition, to make the student capable of sound professional evaluations and decisions. A graduate should be able to assume a responsible position in business, government, and education at the research, development, and planning levels, or to pursue further formal training. (24-month program, $20,040 In-state, $32,236 Out-of-state full tuition)

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