Online Master of Science

Analytics

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Gain in-depth analytics knowledge and skills that can apply to any industry

According to “Jobs on the Rise in 2021”, a special report from LinkedIn, data science careers are the #3 most in-demand occupation in tech, with an estimated year-on-year job opening growth of 35%.[1]  You can develop advanced knowledge of statistics and data science along with skills for analysis and data visualization with Harrisburg University. Our Master of Science in Analytics program equips you for careers in this fast-growing field through project-based learning focused on solving real-world problems.

Program Features and Benefits

Combines a year of in-depth exploration of analytics principles and methods with a year of functional project-based learning.

A program you can personalize with a concentrationsin Healthcare Informatics.

Taught by experienced faculty who are passionate about—and experts in—emerging trends in data science.

What You’ll Learn

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Measure, evaluate, and explain the level of quality of a dataset and develop a plan to improve the quality.
  • Identify and assess the opportunities, needs and constraints for data usage in an organization.
  • Make clear and insightful analyses, changing direction quickly as required by findings from these analyses.
  • Work effectively in a team to develop data analytic solutions.
  • Recognize and analyze ethical issues related to intellectual property, data security integrity, and privacy; and
  • Communicate progress and findings clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences.

Career Opportunities

A master’s degree in analytics positions you for competition in a fast-growing career field with skills applicable to a wide range of industries. Data analysts can find work in:

  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Financial services
  • Marketing
  • Business operations/ business intelligence
  • Security and law enforcement
  • Physical and life sciences
  • Engineering, manufacturing and product development

To give an example of the rise in demand for analysts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities for market research analysts will grow by 18% over the 2019-2029 period, more than four times faster than the overall job growth rate of 4%.1

Core Courses for the Online Master of Science in Analytics

ANLY 500

Analytics I: Principles and Applications

ANLY 502

Analytical Methods I

ANLY 506

Exploratory Data Analysis

ANLY 512

Data Visualization

ANLY 510

Analytics II: Principles and Applications

ANLY 545

Analytical Methods II

ANLY 560

Functional Programming Methods for Analytics

GRAD 695

Research Methodology and Writing

Healthcare Informatics Concentration Courses

HCIN 500

Healthcare Informatics

HCIN 515

Essential Informatics Skills I

HCIN 520

Essential Informatics Skills II

HCIN 545

Healthcare Data

Elective (from any Master of Science course)

How to Apply

To apply to

the Master of Science in Analytics, you must hold a baccalaureate degree in a related field from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or international equivalent). We will also consider applicants who hold a baccalaureate in an unrelated field but who have relevant professional experience.

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details, including where to fill out our free application form, on our admissions page.

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