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Online Graduate Program in Data Analytics (M.S., Certificate)

Understanding massive data sets to make smart analytical decisions.

Online Graduate Program in Data Analytics (M.S., Certificate)

Understanding massive data sets to make smart analytical decisions.

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In the online master of science program in data analytics, you will be trained in advanced computational and statistical skills spanning the collection and storage of data to modelling, analysis, and the efficient communication of results to stakeholders. The online graduate program combines core courses in statistics and computer science with specialized electives in topics such as quantitative genomics—for those interested in pursuing public health or pharmaceutical research. The fully online master’s degree program in data analytics is offered through OSU Ecampus, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best providers of online education based on rigorous criteria including academic quality, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student support and student satisfaction.

Computer science core courses cover topics in programming, big data management and applied machine learning. The coursework integrates OSU's strengths in statistics, computer science, mathematics, policy and applied sciences such as genomics. The M.S. program finishes up with a capstone project, a concrete example students can provide to an employer as evidence that they are ready to hit the ground running.

Statistics professors as well as faculty from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have created a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum that combines statistics, computer science, mathematics and plenty of real world data projects to give students deep and valuable experience with how to grapple with large amounts of variables and expose the underlying data structure. The objective is to impart a foundation in statistical reasoning, software and programming skills, and real-world experience that will make the graduates appealing to employers in a variety of industries.

Data scientist jobs in abundance

The 45-credit two-year master’s program and the 18-credit one-year graduate certificate will train professionals to make smart analytical decisions to understand massive data sets and answer crucial questions for businesses, companies and academic research. The demand for data scientists and statisticians on the job market has remained consistently high for several years and is projected to grow even more in the future. With more than 6000 job openings and a median salary of $108,000, data scientist was ranked as the best job in America in 2019 by Glassdoor.

The data analytics program is well-suited to professionals looking to develop additional skills and learn specific tools in data analytics, as well as to an on-campus OSU students who wish to understand statistics and analytic practices for their research or future career prospects.

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Examine the role statistics play in the collection and interpretation of data in Oregon State University's online Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics. You will explore real data problems that are interesting and challenging as you equip yourself with the quantitative tools needed to gather, analyze and interpret data on a massive scale. The 18-credit certificate program consists of five statistics courses.

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