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Graduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

Graduate School


Analytics (DATA)


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This program is offered in Durham.


Degrees Offered: M.S., Certificate

The full-time, 11-month Master of Science in Analytics program immerses students in the skills necessary to become effective analytics professionals, including: quantitative tools, applications and reasoning, critical thinking and presentation/communication skills. This program places heavy emphasis on student application of knowledge and skills through a two-semester practicum where students work in teams to complete an industry or government sponsored real-world analytic problem. In addition, the program emphasizes student professional development with respect to written and oral communication, leadership, and career development. Students specialize in a domain of interest by choosing a “cluster” made up of two courses in a specific area of study. Currently the program offers business, health, and sports clusters. For more information, view the MS Analytics program flyer.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor’s degree as verified by official transcripts with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited undergraduate/graduate degree institution(s), at least one statistics course, three letters of recommendations, current CV, Completion of the four essay questions, and an interview with an Analytics Program faculty.

Master of Science in Analytics


Degree Requirements


Graduate Certificate in Analytics

The Graduate Certificate in Analytics is a 10 week, on campus program that provides a “real-time, real world” introduction to today’s tools, methods and uses of data. The program is completed alongside the MSA students during the summer semester. Students will complete an applied 5-week applied, data driven project.

It is an excellent program for anyone exploring a career in data analytics or individuals working in data analytics positions with no formal academic background in analytics.


Admissions Requirement


Graduate Certificate in Data Science (Online)

The Introduction to Data Science Certificate is a 16 week graduate program that exposes students to current, cutting edge data programming, statistical modeling and visualization tools through guided, online instruction and applied case studies.




Who Should Enroll?

Professionals who want to increase their earning potential, advance their careers, and make a greater impact within their business or organization with advanced data analytic and coding skills. This certificate is beneficial to those in the fields of business analyst, data analyst, financial analyst, computer scientist, programmers, database administrators, researchers, statisticians, and marketing.


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