Colleges with Data Science Degrees

Colleges and Universities are slowly starting to notice the demand for employees with data science skills. Most of the programs are not named data science, but they all focus on producing data people. Below are a couple of the programs I have noticed so far.

As of September 2014, a new list with sorting and filtering is available at Data Science Colleges.

Do you know of any other programs?

School[Program] Degree Online/On-Campus
Auburn University[Online Master of Business Administration with concentration in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Auburn University[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
The University of Alabama[Master of Science in Marketing, Specialization in Marketing Analytics] Masters Online /
The University of Alabama[MS in Operations Management – Decision Analytics Track] Masters / On-campus
The University of Alabama[M.S. degree in Applied Statistics, Data Mining Track] Masters / On-campus
The University of Alabama[MBA with concentration in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
Arkansas Tech University[Business Data Analytics] Bachelors Online /
University of Arkansas[Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics] Certificate Online /
University of Arkansas[Master of Information Systems with Business Analytics Concentration] Masters / On-campus
University of Arkansas[Professional Master of Information Systems] Masters / On-campus
University of Arkansas at Little Rock[Information Quality Program] Masters / On-campus
University of Arkansas at Little Rock[Information Quality Program PhD] Doctoral / On-campus
Arizona State University[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Arizona State University[Business Data Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
Arizona State University[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
University of Arizona[Business Intelligence & Analytics (Certificate NDP)] Certificate / On-campus
California Polytechnic State University[Data Science Minor] Bachelors / On-campus
California State University-East Bay[Master of Science in Business Administration: Business Analytics Option] Masters Online /
California State University-Fullerton[Master of Science in Information Systems and Decision Sciences] Masters Online /
California State University-Fullerton[Certificate in Data Science] Certificate Online /
California State University-Fullerton[MBA with Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
California State University-Long Beach[Master of Science in Applied Statistics] Masters Online /
California State University-San Bernardino[Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) – Business Intelligence and Information Technology Focus] Masters / On-campus
Chapman University[Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences] Masters Online /
Chapman University[Computational and Data Sciences] Doctoral / On-campus
Claremont Graduate University[Masters of Science in Information Systems & Technology: Concentration in Data Science & Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Galvanize U[Master of Engineering in Big Data] Masters / On-campus
National University[Master of Science in Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
National University[Master of Science in Health and Life Science Analytics] Masters / On-campus
San Jose State University[Online Business Analytics Certificate] Certificate / On-campus
Santa Clara University[MBA with concentration in Data Science and Business Analytics] Masters Online /
Stanford University[Master of Science In Computer Science, Specialization in Information Management and Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Stanford University[Mining Massive Data Sets Graduate Certificate] Certificate /
Stanford University[Data Mining and Applications Graduate Certificate] Certificate / On-campus
Stanford University[Biomedical Informatics MS Degree] Masters / On-campus
Stanford University[M.S. in Statistics: Data Science] Masters Online /
University of California Hastings College of Law[Master of Information Management and Systems] Masters / On-campus
University of California-Davis[Hybrid MBA with Business Analytics and Technologies Concentration] Masters / On-campus
University of California-Davis[Master's of Health Informatics] Masters Online / On-campus
University of California-Irvine[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
University of California-Irvine[Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Certificate] Certificate Online /
University of California-Irvine[Predictive Analytics Certificate Program] Certificate Online /
University of California-San Diego[Data Mining Certificate] Certificate Online /
University of California-San Diego[Master of Advanced Study in Data Science and Engineering] Masters / On-campus
University of California, Berkeley[Information and Data Science] Masters Online /
University of California, Berkeley[Business Intelligence and SAS Analytics Software] Certificate / On-campus
University of California, Berkeley[Data Science and Systems Concentration] Masters / On-campus
University of San Francisco[Master of Science in Analytics] Masters Online / On-campus
University Of San Francisco[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Southern California[Master of Science in Computer Science – Data Science] Masters / On-campus
University of Southern California[Master of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis Concentration in Business Intelligence] Masters Online /
University of Southern California[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
University of the Pacific[Master of Science in Analytics] Masters Online /
American Sentinel University[Master of Science Business Intelligence and Analytics (MSBIA)] Masters / On-campus
Aspen University[Master of Science in Technology and Innovation – Business Intelligence and Data Management] Masters Online /
Colorado State University-Fort Collins[Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence] Certificate / On-campus
Colorado State University-Fort Collins[Applied Statistics Certificate] Certificate / On-campus
Colorado State University-Fort Collins[Data Analysis Certificate] Certificate Online /
Colorado State University-Fort Collins[Master of Applied Statistics (M.A.S.)] Masters / On-campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus[Certificate in Business Intelligence] Certificate / On-campus
Colorado Technical University[Big Data Analytics] Doctoral Online / On-campus
Regis University[Graduate Certificate in Data Science] Certificate Online /
Regis University[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
University of Colorado Boulder[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Colorado Denver[MS in Decision Sciences] Masters / On-campus
University of Colorado Denver[Graduate Applied Statistics Certificate] Certificate / On-campus
University of Colorado Denver[MS in Business Analytics – Big Data Specialization] Masters Online /
University of Colorado Denver[MS in Information Systems – Business Intelligence] Masters Online /
University of Colorado Denver[Master of Science in Information Systems] Masters / On-campus
University of Denver[Business Information and Analytics Certificate] Certificate / On-campus
University of Denver[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
Central Connecticut State University[Data Mining] Masters Online /
Central Connecticut State University[Graduate Certificate in Data Mining] Certificate Online /
Quinnipiac University[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
University of Connecticut[Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management] Masters / On-campus
University of New Haven[M.B.A. – Business Intelligence Concentration] Masters / On-campus
American University[MS Analytics] Masters /
George Washington University[Master of Science in Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Georgetown University[Master of Science in Analytics, Concentration in Data Sciences (MS-DS)] Masters / On-campus
The George Washington University[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Florida International University[Master of Science in Health Informatics and Management Systems] Masters / On-campus
Florida Polytechnic University[Big Data Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
Full Sail University[Master of Science in Business Intelligence] Masters Online /
Nova Southeastern University[Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics] Masters Online / On-campus
Nova Southeastern University[Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence / Analytics] Certificate Online /
Pasco-Hernando State College[Healthcare Informatics Specialist Certificate] Certificate Online /
University of Central Florida[M.S. in Statistical Computing Data Mining Track] Masters / On-campus
University of Central Florida[Master of Science in Health Care Informatics] Masters / On-campus
University of Central Florida[Professional Science Master's Program in Health Care Informatics] Masters / On-campus
University of Florida[Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management (Business Intelligence & Analytics specialization)] Masters / On-campus
University of Miami[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee[Business Analytics Certificate] Certificate Online /
University of South Florida-Main Campus[Analytics and Business Intelligence Certificate] Certificate Online /
University of South Florida-Main Campus[MS in Health Informatics Online] Masters / On-campus
Georgia Southern University[M.S. – Computer Science with concentration in Data and Knowledge Systems] Masters Online /
Georgia State University[Master of Science in Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Georgia Tech[MS in Analytics] Masters Online /
Georgia Tech[MS – Computer Science with specialization in machine learning] Masters / On-campus
Kennesaw State University[Analytics and Data Science] Doctoral / On-campus
Kennesaw State University[Online Certificate in Applied Statistics] Certificate Online /
Kennesaw State University[Master of Science in Applied Statistics] Masters / On-campus
Mercer University[M.S. In Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Georgia[MBA with concentration in Business Analytics] Masters Online / On-campus
Loras College[MBA – Business Analytics] Masters Online /
Northwestern College[Analytics Certificate] Certificate / On-campus
The University of Iowa[Business Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
The University of Iowa[Business Analytics Certificate Program] Certificate / On-campus
The University of Iowa[Business Analytics Graduate Program] Masters / On-campus
Aurora University[Master of Science in Digital Marketing and Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Benedictine University[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
DePaul University[M.S. in Predictive Analytics] Masters / On-campus
DePaul University[Information Systems (MS) – Business Intelligence Concentration] Masters Online /
Elmhurst College[M.S. in Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Elmhurst College[Graduate Certificate in Data Science] Certificate / On-campus
Illinois Institute of Technology[MS – CS specialization in Data Analytics (with co-terminal BS/MS option)] Masters Online /
Illinois Institute of Technology[Master of Data Science] Masters Online / On-campus
Illinois Institute of Technology[Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Lewis University[Data Science] Masters Online / On-campus
Lewis University[Business Analytics, M.S.] Masters Online /
Loyola University Chicago[M.S. in Applied Statistics] Masters / On-campus
Loyola University Chicago[Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing] Certificate / On-campus
Northwestern University[Certificate in Analytics and Business Intelligence for IT Professionals] Certificate Online / On-campus
Northwestern University[Master of Science in Information Systems with Concentration in Analytics and Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Northwestern University[Certificate in Predictive Business Analytics] Certificate / On-campus
Northwestern University[Master of Science in Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Northwestern University[Master of Science in Predictive Analytics Online] Masters / On-campus
University of Chicago[Master of Science in Computational Analysis & Public Policy (CAPP)] Masters / On-campus
University of Chicago[Master of Science in Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Illinois at Chicago[Health Informatics (IBHE-Approved Certificate)] Certificate Online /
University of Illinois at Chicago[Master of Science in Health Informatics Research Track] Masters Online /
University of Illinois at Springfield[Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence] Certificate / On-campus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign[Master of Science in Statistics: Analytics Concentration] Masters / On-campus
University of St Francis[Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics] Certificate / On-campus
University of St Francis[MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
Indiana University Bloomington[MBA (Major in Business Analytics)] Masters Online /
Indiana University Bloomington[Online MS in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Indiana University Bloomington[Business Analytics Certificate Program] Certificate / On-campus
Indiana University Bloomington[Master of Science in Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Indiana University Bloomington[Online Certificate in Data Science (Graduate)] Certificate / On-campus
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis[Informatics] Doctoral / On-campus
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis[M.S. in Mathematics: Applied Statistics] Masters Online /
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis[Master of Science in Bioinformatics] Masters Online /
Purdue University-Main Campus[MBA, Specialization in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Purdue University-Main Campus[Certificate in Applied Statistics] Certificate / On-campus
Saint Mary's College[Online Master of Science in Data Science] Masters Online / On-campus
University of Notre Dame[Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics with a specialty in Applied Statistics] Masters / On-campus
University of Notre Dame[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
University of Kansas[Business Analytics] Certificate / On-campus
Northern Kentucky University[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Louisville[Certificate in Data Mining] Certificate / On-campus
Louisiana State University[Master of Science in Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Babson College[MBA with Business Analytics Concentration] Masters / On-campus
Becker College[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
Bentley University[Master of Science In Marketing Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Bentley University[Master of Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Bentley University[Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics] Certificate / On-campus
Brandeis University[Master of Arts in Computational Linguistics] Masters / On-campus
Brandeis University[M.S. in Strategic Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Harvard University[Data Science Certificate] Certificate Online /
Harvard University[Master of Science in Computational Biology and Quantitative Genetics] Masters / On-campus
Harvard University[Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering] Masters / On-campus
Northeastern University[MS in Urban Informatics] Masters Online /
Northeastern University[Graduate Certificate in Data Science] Certificate / On-campus
Northeastern University[Master of Professional Studies in Informatics] Masters Online /
Northeastern University[Master of Science in Health Informatics] Masters / On-campus
Northeastern University[Graduate Certificate in Data Science] Certificate Online /
Northeastern University[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Northeastern University[Graduate Certificate in Urban Informatics] Certificate / On-campus
Worcester Polytechnic Institute[Data Science] Doctoral / On-campus
Worcester Polytechnic Institute[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
Worcester Polytechnic Institute[Graduate Certificate in Data Science] Certificate / On-campus
Worcester Polytechnic Institute[Master of Science in Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Johns Hopkins University[Bioinformatics] Masters / On-campus
Johns Hopkins University[Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems] Masters Online / On-campus
Johns Hopkins University[Master of Science in Information Systems] Masters / On-campus
Notre Dame of Maryland University[Master of Science in Analytics in Knowledge Management] Masters / On-campus
University of Maryland-Baltimore County[Master of Science in Information Systems] Masters Online /
University of Maryland-College Park[Master of Information Management] Masters / On-campus
University of Maryland-College Park[Online MBA – Specialization in Information Systems & Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Maryland-College Park[MS in Business, Marketing Analytics] Masters Online /
University of Maryland-University College[Master of Science in Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Baker College[MBA in Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Central Michigan University[Data Mining] Certificate / On-campus
Central Michigan University[Applied Statistics and Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Davenport University[Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management] Masters Online /
Eastern Michigan University[Master of Arts in Applied Statistics] Masters Online /
Eastern Michigan University[Enterprise Business Intelligence specialization in the Master of Business Administration (MBA)] Masters / On-campus
Grand Valley State University[Master of Science in Biostatistics] Masters Online /
Michigan State University[M.S. – Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Michigan State University[Master of Science in Applied Statistics] Masters Online /
Michigan Technological University[Master of Science Degree in Integrated Geospatial Technology] Masters Online / On-campus
Oakland University[MS in Applied Statistics] Masters Online /
Oakland University[Master of Science in Information Technology Management in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor[Graduate Data Science (DS) Certificate Program] Certificate Online /
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Michigan-Dearborn[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Capella University[Business Intelligence Specialization Post-Baccalaureate Certificate] Certificate / On-campus
Capella University[MBA in Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Capella University[MS in Analytics] Masters Online /
The College of Saint Scholastica[M.S. Health Informatics] Masters Online /
University of Minnesota[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Minnesota-Duluth[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of St. Thomas[M.S. in Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Winona State University[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
Grantham University[Master of Science in Business Intelligence] Masters Online /
Missouri University of Science and Technology[Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics and Data Science] Certificate Online /
Rockhurst University[Data Science and Business Analytics Certificate] Certificate Online / On-campus
Rockhurst University[Business Intelligence and Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Saint Louis University-Main Campus[Applied Analytics Master's Degree] Masters Online /
University of Missouri-St Louis[Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence] Certificate / On-campus
University of Montana[Certificate in Big Data Analytics] Certificate / On-campus
Elon University[Information Science] Bachelors / On-campus
North Carolina State University at Raleigh[Master of Science in Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill[Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics] Certificate / On-campus
University of North Carolina at Charlotte[Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA)] Masters / On-campus
University of North Carolina at Charlotte[Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Business Analytics] Certificate / On-campus
University of North Carolina at Charlotte[Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics] Certificate / On-campus
University of North Carolina at Charlotte[M.S. in Mathematics with Concentration in Applied Statistics] Masters / On-campus
University of North Carolina at Greensboro[Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics] Certificate / On-campus
University of North Carolina, Charlotte[Computing and Information Systems] Doctoral / On-campus
Bellevue University[Master of Science-Business Analytics] Masters Online /
Bellevue University[Master of Professional Science in Technology Innovation with Focus in Bioinformatics] Masters / On-campus
Creighton University[Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (MS-BIA)] Masters / On-campus
Creighton University[Master of Science in Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture[Business Analytics Graduate Certificate] Certificate / On-campus
University of Nebraska at Omaha[Data Science Concentration] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Nebraska at Omaha[Data Science Concentration] Masters / On-campus
Southern New Hampshire University[Master of Science in Data Analytics] Masters Online /
Southern New Hampshire University[MS in Information Technology – Healthcare Informatics] Masters Online /
Southern New Hampshire University[MBA in Business Intelligence] Masters Online /
Southern New Hampshire University[Data Analytics] Bachelors Online /
New Jersey Institute of Technology[MS in Applied Statistics] Masters Online /
New Jersey Institute of Technology[Graduate Certificate in Data Mining] Certificate Online /
Rutgers University[Master of Business And Science Degree in Analytics – Discovery Informatics & Data Sciences] Masters / On-campus
Rutgers University[Post MBA Certificate in Analytics and Information Management] Certificate / On-campus
Rutgers University[MBA with Analytics and Information Management Concentration] Masters / On-campus
Saint Peter's University[Master of Science in Data Science with a concentration in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
Stevens Institute of Technology[MS in Business Intelligence and Analytics] Masters Online /
Stevens Institute of Technology[BI&A Graduate Certificate] Certificate / On-campus
Stevens Institute of Technology[Master of Science in Information Systems] Masters Online /
Thomas Edison State College[MBA in Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Nevada-Reno[Information Systems Data Analytics Track] Masters / On-campus
Columbia University in the City of New York[MS – Masters in Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Columbia University in the City of New York[Master of Arts in Statistics] Masters / On-campus
Columbia University in the City of New York[Masters of Science in Computer Science, concentration in Machine Learning] Masters Online / On-campus
Cornell University[Master of Science in Health Informatics] Masters / On-campus
Cornell University[Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Statistics (Option II: Data Science)] Masters / On-campus
Cornell University[Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College[Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data] Certificate / On-campus
CUNY Graduate School and University Center[Online Master of Science in Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
CUNY Queens College[MA in Data Analytics & Applied Social Research] Masters Online /
Fordham University[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Keller Graduate School of Management[MBA with a Business Intelligence and Analytics Management Concentration] Masters / On-campus
Marist College[Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics] Certificate Online /
New York University[Master of Science in Data Science] Masters Online /
New York University[Advanced Certificate in Applied Urban Science and Informatics] Certificate / On-campus
New York University[MS in Applied Urban Science and Informatics] Masters Online / On-campus
New York University[Master of Science in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research] Masters Online /
New York University[Certificate in Healthcare Informatics] Certificate Online /
New York University[MBA, Specialization in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
New York University[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters Online /
New York University[Master of Science in Information Systems] Masters / On-campus
Pace University-New York[MS in Customer Intelligence and Analytics] Masters Online /
Pace University-New York[Master of Science in Information Systems] Masters Online /
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute[MS in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute[M.S. in Information Technology – Concentration in Data Science and Analytics] Masters / On-campus
St. John's University-New York[Master of Science in Data Mining and Predictive Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Syracuse University[Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science] Certificate Online /
The New School[Data Visualization (MS)] Masters Online /
Trocaire College[Certificate in Healthcare Informatics] Certificate Online /
Union Graduate College[Master of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics] Masters Online /
University at Buffalo[Master of Science (MS) in Management Science: Business Analytics and Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Business] Masters Online /
University of Rochester[Professional MS in Computer Science (Concentration in Data Analytics)] Masters / On-campus
University of Rochester[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Rochester[Master of Science in Data Science] Masters / On-campus
University of Rochester[MS in Business Administration (Concentration in Business Analytics)] Masters / On-campus
University of Rochester[MA and MS in Medical Statistics] Masters / On-campus
Bowling Green State University[Master of Science in Applied Statistics (specialization in Business Analytics)] Masters / On-campus
Bowling Green State University[M.S. in Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Case Western Reserve University[Systems Biology and Informatics] Doctoral / On-campus
Case Western Reserve University[Health Informatics] Masters / On-campus
Case Western Reserve University[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
Cleveland State University[Graduate Certificate in Strategic Business Analytics] Certificate Online /
Cleveland State University[Graduate Certificate in Advanced Business Analytics] Certificate Online /
Miami University of Ohio[Business Analytics Minor] Bachelors / On-campus
Miami University of Ohio[I.S. and Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
Notre Dame College[Certificate in Competitive Business Intelligence] Certificate / On-campus
Ohio State University-Main Campus[Master of Public Health in Biomedical Informatics] Masters Online /
Ohio State University-Main Campus[Master of Applied Statistics] Masters / On-campus
The Ohio State University[Data Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus[Master of Science in Health Informatics] Masters Online / On-campus
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences[Graduate Certificate in Business Data Mining] Certificate / On-campus
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences[Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics] Certificate Online /
Southwestern Oklahoma State University[M.S. Healthcare Informatics & Information Management] Masters Online /
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus[Master of Science in Engineering – Data Science and Analytics Emphasis] Masters / On-campus
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus[MS in Management Information Systems] Masters / On-campus
Oregon State University[MBA in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Albright College[M.S. in Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Carnegie Mellon University[Master of Computational Data Science (MCDS)] Masters / On-campus
Carnegie Mellon University[MBA: Business Analytics Track] Masters Online /
Carnegie Mellon University[Master of Information Systems Management, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (MISM-BIDA)] Masters / On-campus
Carnegie Mellon University[Master of Science in Information Technology, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (MSIT-BIDA)] Masters / On-campus
Carnegie Mellon University[Machine Learning] Doctoral / On-campus
Carnegie Mellon University[Master of Statistical Practice] Masters / On-campus
Drexel University[Information Studies] Doctoral / On-campus
Drexel University[Certificate in Healthcare Informatics] Certificate / On-campus
Drexel University[Online Master's in Health Informatics] Masters Online /
Drexel University[M.S. in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology[Online Master of Science in Analytics] Masters Online / On-campus
La Salle University[M.S. in Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Misericordia University[Health Care Informatics Graduate Certificate] Certificate Online / On-campus
Misericordia University[Health Informatics Master's Program] Masters Online /
Pennsylvania State University[Social Data Analytics] Doctoral / On-campus
Pennsylvania State University[Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics] Certificate / On-campus
Pennsylvania State University[Master of Applied Statistics] Masters Online /
Pennsylvania State University[Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics] Certificate Online /
Pennsylvania State University[Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Pennsylvania State University[Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Pennsylvania State University[Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics] Certificate / On-campus
Philadelphia University[M.S. in Modeling, Simulation and Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Saint Joseph's University[Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics] Masters Online /
Saint Joseph's University[Online Master's in Health Administration: Informatics Specialization] Masters / On-campus
Saint Joseph's University[Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics Program] Masters Online /
Temple University[Master of Science in Health Informatics] Masters Online /
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford[Master's Degree in Biomedical Informatics] Masters Online /
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford[Master's Degree in Biostatistics] Masters /
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus[MSIS – Big Data Analytics] Masters Online / On-campus
Villanova University[Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics] Certificate / On-campus
Villanova University[Master of Science in Applied Statistics] Masters / On-campus
Villanova University[Master of Science in Analytics] Masters Online /
Brown University[Big Data] Doctoral / On-campus
College of Charleston[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
Medical University of South Carolina[Master of Science in Health Informatics] Masters Online /
University of South Carolina-Columbia[Master of Applied Statistics] Masters / On-campus
Dakota State University[Analytics] Masters Online / On-campus
South Dakota State University[Computational Science and Statistics] Doctoral / On-campus
South Dakota State University[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Austin Peay State University[Professional Science Master's in Data Management and Analysis] Masters / On-campus
Austin Peay State University[Professional Science Master's Degree in Predictive Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Middle Tennessee State University[Master of Science in Professional Science (M.S.) with a concentration in Health Care Informatics] Masters Online / On-campus
Middle Tennessee State University[Master of Science in Information Systems (Business Intelligence and Analytics Concentration)] Masters / On-campus
Tennessee Technological University[Professional Science Master's Degree in Environmental Informatics] Masters Online /
The University of Tennessee[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
The University of Tennessee[MBA with Business Analytics Concentration] Masters Online /
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga[Professional MBA with Business Analytics] Masters Online /
University of Memphis[Master's Program in Bioinformatics] Masters Online /
Southern Methodist University[Statistics and Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Southern Methodist University[Online Master of Science in Data Science] Masters Online /
St. Mary's University[Data Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
Tarleton State University[M.S. in Mathematical Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
Texas A & M University-College Station[M.S. in Analytics] Masters Online /
Texas A & M University-College Station[Online M.S. in Applied Statistics] Masters / On-campus
The University of Texas at Austin[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
The University of Texas at Dallas[Master of Science in Marketing with Specialization in Marketing Analytics] Masters Online /
The University of Texas at Dallas[Master of Science in Healthcare Management with Specialization in Healthcare informatics] Masters Online /
The University of Texas at Dallas[Master of Science in Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio[Master of Science in Applied Statistics] Masters Online /
University of Dallas[MS or MBA – Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of North Texas[MS – Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Utah[MS in Computing: Data Management & Analysis] Masters Online / On-campus
George Mason University[Spatial Business Intelligence Graduate Certificate] Certificate Online /
George Mason University[MS in Computational Science] Masters / On-campus
George Mason University[Computational Data Sciences Minor] Bachelors / On-campus
George Mason University[Computational Sciences and Informatics] Doctoral / On-campus
George Mason University[MS in Data Analytics Engineering] Masters Online /
George Mason University[Masters in Information Systems] Masters / On-campus
Radford University[MS in Data and Information Management] Masters Online /
University of Virginia[Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS)] Masters Online /
Virginia Commonwealth University[Master of Science in Business, concentration in Decision Sciences and Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University[Computational Modeling and Data Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
Bellevue College[Healthcare Data Analyst Certificate] Certificate Online /
City University of Seattle[Master of Science in Computer Systems with Concentration in Big Data Management] Masters / On-campus
Seattle University[Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics] Certificate Online /
University of Washington-Seattle Campus[Certificate in Data Science] Certificate / On-campus
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus[Big Data] Doctoral / On-campus
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus[Certificate in Business Analysis] Certificate Online / On-campus
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus[Certificate in Business Intelligence] Certificate / On-campus
University of Wisconsin Colleges[Online Master of Science in Data Science] Masters / On-campus
University of Wisconsin Colleges[Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (UW-Milwaukee)] Certificate Online /
University of Wisconsin-Madison[Master of Science in Statistics – Data Science] Masters / On-campus
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee[Online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics] Certificate /
West Virginia University[Master of Professional Studies in Statistical and Data Sciences] Masters / On-campus
Sabancı University[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
National University of Singapore[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Dalarna University[Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Kth Royal Institute Of Technology[Machine Learning] Masters / On-campus
Linköping University[Statistics And Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
Universidade Nova de Lisboa[Information Management] Masters / On-campus
University of Otago[Business Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Erasmus University[Big Data and Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Maastricht University[Artificial Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Maastricht University[Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen[Business Analysis and Modelling] Masters / On-campus
Eindhoven University of Technology(TU/e)[Data Science in Engineering] Masters / On-campus
Utrecht University[Business Informatics] Masters / On-campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Mykolas Romeris University[Business Informatics] Masters / On-campus
BAICR[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Polytechnic University Of Turin[Big Data Engineering] Masters / On-campus
University Of Milan-Bicocca[Business Intelligence & Decision Support Systems] Masters / On-campus
University Of Pisa[Business Informatics] Masters / On-campus
Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev[Data Mining And Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Dublin City University[Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Dublin Institute Of Technology[Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Institute Of Technology Blanchardstown[Business Intelligence & Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
Irish Management Institute[Data Business] Masters / On-campus
National College Of Ireland[Data Analytics] Certificate / On-campus
National University Of Ireland, Galway[Information Systems Management] Masters / On-campus
University College Cork[Data Science and Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University College Dublin[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University College Dublin[Business Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
Chinese University of Hong Kong[Data Science and Business Statistics] Masters / On-campus
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology[Risk Management and Business Intelligence] Bachelors / On-campus
Aston University[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Birmingham City University[Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Bournemouth University[Applied Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Brunel University, London[Business Intelligence and Social Media] Masters / On-campus
City University London[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Coventry University[Data Science and Computational Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
De Montfort University[Business Intelligence Systems And Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
Goldsmiths, University of London[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Imperial College London[Computing (Machine Learning)] Masters / On-campus
Leeds Met[usiness Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Newcastle University[Cloud Computing for Big Data] Doctoral / On-campus
Robert Gordon University[Information Engineering] Masters / On-campus
Royal Holloway, University Of London[Data Science And Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Sheffield Hallam University[Web and Cloud Computing] Masters / On-campus
Sheffield Hallam University[Big Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
The University Of Edinburgh[Informatics] Masters / On-campus
The University Of Manchester[Data And Knowledge Management] Masters / On-campus
University College London[Web Science And Big Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University College London[Computational Statistics And Machine Learning] Masters / On-campus
University College London[Machine Learning] Masters / On-campus
University Of Bristol[Machine Learning And Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
University of Derby[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Derby[Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Derby[Information Technology – Analytics] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Derby[Big Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Dundee[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
University Of East Anglia[Knowledge Discovery And Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
University Of East London[Data Mining And Knowledge Management] Masters / On-campus
University Of Essex[Big Data And Text Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University Of Greenwich[Data Warehousing And Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
University of Kent[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University Of Leeds[Advanced Computer Science(Data Analytics)] Masters / On-campus
University of Leicester[Data Analysis for Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
University Of Liverpool[Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
University of Manchester[Business Analytic] Masters / On-campus
University of Nottingham[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
University of Southampton[Business Analytics and Management Sciences] Masters / On-campus
University Of St Andrews[Applied Statistics And Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
University of Strathclyde[Business Analysis and Consulting] Masters Online / On-campus
University of Surrey[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University of Warwick[Business Analytics & Consulting] Masters / On-campus
University of Warwick[Data Science] Bachelors / On-campus
University Of Warwick[Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
University Of Westminster[Business Intelligence And Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Data ScienceTech Institute[Data Scientist Designer] Masters / On-campus
Data ScienceTech Institute[Big Data Analyst] Masters / On-campus
EISTI[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
ENSAE Paris Tech[Data Science Specialisation] Bachelors / On-campus
Telecom Paris Tech[Big Data] Masters / On-campus
Telecom Sudparis[Automatic Data Processing] Masters / On-campus
Université Pierre Et Marie Curie[Artificial Intelligence And Decision Specialization] Masters / On-campus
Aalto University[Machine Learning And Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
University Of Helsinki[Algorithms And Machine Learning] Masters / On-campus
Université De Nantes[Data Mining And Knowledge Management] Masters / On-campus
Barcelona School of Management[Management – Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Instituto de Empresa[Business Analytics and Big Data] Masters / On-campus
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Universitat Pompeu Fabra[Intelligent Interactive Systems] Masters / On-campus
Universities Of Alicante[Machine Learning And Data Mining] Masters / On-campus
University of Barcelona[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Aalborg University[Data Engineering] Masters / On-campus
Aarhus University[Industrial Phd In Big Data Analysis] Doctoral / On-campus
Aarhus University[Business Intelligence] Masters / On-campus
Technical University of Denmark[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Otto Von Guericke University Magdeburg[Data And Knowledge Engineering] Masters / On-campus
TU Dortmund[Data Analysis and Management] Bachelors / On-campus
TU Dortmund[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
Universität Konstanz[Information Engineering] Masters / On-campus
Queen's University[Management Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Simon Fraser University[Big Data] Masters / On-campus
University Of Alberta[Statistical Machine Learning] Masters / On-campus
University of the Fraser Valley[Data Analysis] Certificate / On-campus
York University[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Mackenzie Presbyterian Institute[Big Data Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Deakin University[Business Analytics] Masters / On-campus
Macquarie University[Data Science] Masters / On-campus
University of Technology Sydney[Analytics] Doctoral / On-campus
Vienna University[Information Systems] Masters / On-campus

Updated: Last update August 2015

343 thoughts on “Colleges with Data Science Degrees”

      1. Hi Ryan, I thought that the CUNY program was on your list, but I can’t find it. City University of New York offers a fully-online MS in Data Analytics. Focus is on quantitative methods, computation, data management/manipulation-all grounded in a variety contexts). It’s a 36-credit program that can be completed in three semesters with a total cost just under $16,000 for both in-state and out-of-state residence. Great if you can add to your lists.

        See:http://sps.cuny.edu/programs/ms_dataanalytics

        Thanks, Paul

      1. Thank you, Ryan. I have only found one, at Colorado Technical University – not as prestigious as other schools mentioned in this forum – but there is at least one.

  1. Hi,
    I’m confounded by the title of this post. The post is edifying, even a saviour for a person scouring the web for info on degrees germane, however there seems to be a discrepancy between data science and analytics.

    http://www.informationweek.com/software/business-intelligence/can-analytics-degree-bridge-the-business/240006245

    This article mentions the discrepancy.
    Furthermore I’d like to say, I’m just a dilettante; I could be wrong.

    Can you please Explain the difference between the two, if there is any.

    1. I think there is large debate about the difference, but I would agree with the article. Data Science seems to come more from the computer science side and analytics appears to come from a business focus.

      1. Palak,
        I would say most of the M.S. programs above would be suitable for a person with a B.S. in computer science. It is important to note that most data science/analytics degrees are going to have some level of business courses involved. That said, the North Carolina State program has been around for a few years. Plus, I think the Stevens program would be a good fit too. If you are interested in a PhD, Berkeley has a lot of good research going on in the area.
        Good Luck.

        1. Due to the lack of business & statistics background, I’m looking for one which runs for a duration of about 15-20 months.
          Having gone through each and every one in the post, to me, Northwestern has the most appealing curriculum. However, its tuition is overwhelming.
          I visited the webpages listing the student profiles at NCSU and other M.S.A. degree programs, what I noticed is that most of the students already have some concrete experience &/or a solid math/stat background. I, on the other hand, possess none.
          I’ll, surely, look into Stevens’ curriculum, but doesn’t Cincinnati offer a similar curriculum?

      2. Slight tangent, I have a BA in economics, advanced in Stata and have a decent background in math but have no CS experience. I’m more interested on the business side of data. Any recommendations on the type of programs I should look into to learn data science? My original plan was to do JC and coursera courses

        1. Are you looking to go back to school for a bachelors/masters or just learn some extra skills? I would say learning a bit of computer programming would be beneficial for anyone wanting to get into data science.

          1. Definitely not trying to do another bachelor’s, I’m trying gain sufficient knowledge to comfortably move into a business role in tech companies, then hopefully do a grad program after I have have a few more years of experience

      3. Hi Palak/Ryan,

        Thank you for keeping the list updated as there are hardly any websites where you will find information in one blog.

        I am planning for Fall 2015 and have interest in pursuing Masters in DS.

        I would also like to know the fees for Masters in Data Science. Also how different it is from Masters in CS/MIS/Business Analytic.

        1. I cannot real speak to the fees involved with the programs. A degree in data science is usually more interdisciplinary and we’ll – rounded than a program run out of a single department. CS focuses more on algorithms, business focuses more on management. I hope that helps.

          Thanks
          Ryan

  2. It’s not all about business!
    Some of the posts align data science and analytics with business applications. It’s important to keep in mind that scientists and researchers of all stripes are using statistical approaches, optimization, clustering, outlier detection and data cleansing methods, etc., not just analysts in the business world. In fact, some of the most sophisticated models come from outside of business. And, don’t forget the importance of analytics for finding features in non-structured data, such as images, text, 3-D models and simulations, etc. The large scope for data science and analytics was recently explored in a workshop: http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/exploratory-seminars/new-multidisciplinary-approach-data-understanding

  3. Hey Ryan do you think for a B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) grad in Computer Science with work experience (ERP systems and Exposure of BI) of almost 2 years which MS in BA is more suitable -10 months FT (Full-Time) or >15 months FT.

    1. That is a good question. I think some of the shorter 9-10 month masters degree programs are geared toward highly experienced business professionals. With only 2 years of experience, I am not sure you fit the “highly experienced” category. I would suggest a longer program for you, but that is just my opinion.

    2. Don’t mean to intrude, I’m from a similar background with less work exp.
      Ryan is right, 2 year program would be better. If you observe the student profiles of such programs, you’ll find experienced professionals or freshers with a math/stat bachelors.
      I’m looking for a program with a longer duration too. CMU’s BIDA is the only one I could find. Hope it helps.

  4. Thanks Ryan & Palak..

    If you guys can give me info on universities which are offering greater than 15 months Full-Time course that will be of great help. As the course is new, there are some handful of universities and in them I am confused regarding which are the ones to go for. Moreover will it be a good option to go for universities that are not highly ranked but have introduced MS in BA.

    1. The list above contains some good options. Here is another link to a similar list. http://whatsthebigdata.com/2012/04/12/graduate-programs-in-big-data-analyticsdata-science/
      Steven’s looks to have a good program for you. http://www.stevens.edu/howe/academics/graduate/business-intelligence-analytics-bi-ms
      Plus NYU would be a good option since New York has a lot of companies focusing on data currently. http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/global-degrees/business-analytics/index.htm

        1. Look at it this way. Consider you join a traditional M.S. program which is 21 months because you start in September and end in May. Plus, you typically take the summer off to work/intern/rest. Suppose you don’t take the summer off and the traditional program is down to 18 months. Then 15 months doesn’t sound like such a crunch. It is a bit of a squeeze, but I think it is sufficient.

      1. Two things bother me.
        Time: adjusting to a new environment, especially foreign, could take time. So I’d gladly take the summer break.
        Experience: I recently spoke to a Warehousing professional here. Rather than thriving on vague terms, he explained me how the lack of domain (any domain) expertise could render the analytics degree useless. I, for one, have no domain expertise as such.

        Am I thinking in the wrong direction?

        1. Palak (and Sam),
          Thanks for the good discussion. If time and a new environment are a concern, then definitely look for a traditional program. There are plenty of good choices on the list. If you really want to get into the analytics space, you could go to school or you could try to transition into an analytics job or you could just try learning it yourself on the internet.
          I don’t think the analytics degree would ever be useless, but with some experience and domain knowledge it would probably be more beneficial.

          Ryan

      1. The message says “Unfortunately Imperial College Business School is no longer offering this programme.” The message is generic so it might be an error or they might really have stopped running this programme. Thanks

        1. Malli,
          Thanks for sharing. I am seeing the error as well. However, the program was supposed to new this fall, so maybe it is an error. I will try to check the link in a few more days.

          Thanks,
          Ryan

  5. MSc in Data Science and Analytics – Royal Holloway, University of London
    http://www.rhul.ac.uk/computerscience/prospectivestudents/postgraduatetaught/bigdata.aspx

    Informatics MSc – The University of Edinburgh
    http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/informatics/postgraduate/msc/msc-informatics

    MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning – UCL
    http://www.csml.ucl.ac.uk/courses/msc_csml/

    MSc Big Data and Text Analytics – University of Essex
    http://www.essex.ac.uk/coursefinder/course_details.aspx?course=MSC+G51512

    Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert – De Montfort University
    http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/business-intelligence-systems-and-data-mining-msc.aspx

    MSc Data Warehousing and Data Mining – University of Greenwich
    http://www.cms.gre.ac.uk/postgraduate/dwadm.asp

    MSc Knowledge Discovery and Datamining – University of East Anglia
    http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-degree/detail/msc-knowledge-discovery-and-datamining

    MSc. Applied Statistics and Datamining – University of St Andrews
    http://www.creem.st-and.ac.uk/datamining/

    PhD Studentships in Statistics Available: “Big Data” and its Applications
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/news/news-010212

  6. In my previous post, I forgot:

    MSc Data Engineering – Aalborg University
    http://www.studyguide.aau.dk/programmes/postgraduate/55777/

    MSc Statistics and Data Mining – Linköping University
    http://www.liu.se/utbildning/pabyggnad/F7MSM?l=en

    Msc in Business Analytics – UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
    http://www.smurfitschool.ie/businessanalytics/

    Master of Business Intelligence & Decision Support Systems (MU1) – University of Milan-Bicocca
    http://www.bimasterbicocca.it/index.php?lang=en

    MSc International Business (track: Business Intelligence) – Maastricht University
    http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/show/id=378498/langid=42

    Business Intelligence MSc – Aarhus University
    http://kandidat.au.dk/en/economics-and-business-administration-business-intelligence/

    MSc Algorithms and Machine Learning – University of Helsinki
    http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/en/prospective/algorithms-and-machine-learning

    MSc Computer Science (specialization: Databases) – University of Antwerp
    http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.COMPUTERSCIENCE

    MSc Business Intelligence – Dalarna University
    http://www.du.se/en/bi

    MSc Advanced Computing (Machine Learning and Data Mining) – University of Bristol
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/prospectus/postgraduate/2013/prog_details/ENGF/247

    MSc Machine Learning and Data Mining – Aalto University
    http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/education/programme/machine_learning_data_mining_master/

    MSc Machine Learning – KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    http://www.kth.se/en/studies/programmes/master/programmes/it/machinelearning

    MSc Business Intelligence and Analytics – University of Westminster
    http://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/subjects/business-information-systems/postgraduate-courses/part-time-evening-only/p09epbua-msc-business-intelligence-and-analytics

    MSc Artificial intelligence and decision specialization (M2) – Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
    http://www.upmc.fr/en/education/diplomas/sciences_and_technologies/masters/master_of_computer_science/artificial_intelligence_and_decision_specialization_m2.html

    MSc Database Professional – Sheffield Hallam University
    http://www.shu.ac.uk/prospectus/course/200/

    MSc Data Mining and Knowledge Management – Université de Nantes
    http://www.em-dmkm.eu/

    MSc Automatic Data Processing – TELECOM SudParis
    http://www.telecom-sudparis.eu/msc?idm=25

    MRes Advanced Science (Computer Science pathway) (Data Mining) – University of Liverpool
    http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/faculty-of-science-and-engineering/school-of-electrical-engineering-electronics-and-computer-science/computer-science/mres/advanced-science-computer-sciences-data-mining-pathway/overview/

    MSc Advanced Computer Science (Data Analytics) – University of Leeds
    http://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/computing/postgraduate/masters-advanced-computer-science-data-analytics/index.shtml

  7. Well done Ryan!

    I found other graduate programs:

    PhD in Big Data – Brown University
    http://cs.brown.edu/~kraskat/phd.html

    PhD in Computer Science with specialization in Big Data – University of Washington
    http://escience.washington.edu/blog/new-phd-tracks-big-data
    https://www.cs.washington.edu/research/bigdata/
    https://www.cs.washington.edu/prospective_students/grad/key_features/

    Social Data Analytics PhD – Pennsylvania State University
    http://bdss.psu.edu/education.html

    Data Mining and Knowledge Management MSc – University of East London
    http://www.uel.ac.uk/postgraduate/specs/datamining/

    Master of Analytics (Research) – University of Technology, Sydney
    http://www.handbook.uts.edu.au/courses/c03051.html

    Here is a good list of North American programs (most of which is already in your page)
    http://www.kdnuggets.com/education/usa-canada.html

    Best regard.

    1. Thanks again. I have added them to the list. You are going to like my new site. You will be able to add the links yourself. You won’t have to wait for me to update the list based upon your comments. Anyhow, thanks again.

      Ryan

      1. MSc Data Science and Business Statistics – The Chinese University of Hong Kong
        http://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/mscdbs/DBSdefault.asp

        MSc Applied Data Analytics – Bournemouth University
        http://courses.bournemouth.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-degree/applied-data-analytics/msc/1975/course_content-course_content/

        MSc Data Analytics – University of Warwick
        http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/admissions/taughtmsc/da-msc/

        MSc Business Analytics and Management Sciences (BAMS) – University of Southampton
        http://www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgstudy/programmes/management/msc_business_analytics_management_sciences.html

        MSc Management Science (Business Analytics) – The University of Kent
        http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pg-taught/programmes/msc-mgmntsci-analytics.html

        MSc Computer Science (Negotiated Learning) – University College Dublin
        http://www.csi.ucd.ie/content/msc-computer-science-negotiated-learning

        MSc Modelling, Uncertainty and Data – Swansea University
        http://www.swan.ac.uk/pgcourses/science/msc-modelling-uncertainty-and-data/

        MSc Computing (Business Intelligence & Data Mining) – Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
        http://www.itb.ie/StudyatITB/bn518BID.html

  8. MSc Advanced Computer Science – University of Reading
    “The content of the programme is driven by the current research in Computer Science across the School, such as computational intelligence, machine learning, data mining and predictive analytics, big data, brain-computer interface, computer vision, visualisation and interactive technologies.”
    http://www.reading.ac.uk/sse/pg-taught/sse-mscadvancedcomputerscience.aspx

    Data Analysis for Business Intelligence MSc – University of Leicester
    http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/postgrad/taught-campus/mathematics/analysis

    MSc Business Analytics & Consulting – Warwick Business School
    http://www.wbs.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business-analytics-and-consulting/

    ACSwITM: Information Management MSc – The University of Manchester
    http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/programmes/acs/programmes.php?pathwayid=13&code=09304&pg=2

    Business Intelligence and Social Media MSc – Brunel University
    http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/N100PBUSINSM

    MSc Web and Cloud Computing – Sheffield Hallam University
    http://www.shu.ac.uk/prospectus/course/1064/content/

    PhD studentship in Big Data Analytics – University of Surrey
    http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=44278

    1. I added these to the list. I did leave the bottom one off the list, since it is just a PhD in computing; it just happens that one of the professors is doing big data research.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  9. Hi Ryan,

    Great work on putting this list together. Here are a few more which I found:

    Fordham University, MS in Business Analytics-http://www.bnet.fordham.edu/academics/ms_programs/ms_business_analytics/index.asp

    NYU Stern, MS in Business Analytics-http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/global-degrees/business-analytics/index.htm

    USC, MS with Data Science major-http://www.cs.usc.edu/academics/masters/msdata.htm

    Thanks.

  10. Hi Ryan,

    Analyzing the list of possible courses, I find three groups:
    1. Online certificate courses
    2. On-campus certificate courses
    3. MS degree programs

    Now for a fresher in this domain (and not considering the course duration factor), which one of the above do you feel is the more relevant option? Further, are the certificate courses more suited for working professionals in the analytics domain?

    Thanks.

    1. I think the on-campus MS degree programs are the best. I am guessing the online certificate programs are targeting working professionals.

      Thanks for commenting. I will try my best to answer any other questions.

      Ryan

      1. Thanks for that input. To put a perspective in, these MS degree courses in data science go head to head primarily against the traditional MS degree in statistics. Would everyone here agree to the notion that for a long term leadership role the statistics degree holds more relevance (in designing studies, optimizing algorithms), while a data science degree is more of a present market requirement (jack of many trades!).

        While both are not mutually exclusive, but certainly a choice to be made. Which one should it be?

      2. The scope of finding needle in haystack rather than statistical summarization is what is driving BigData. The processing at scale and algorithmic approach is what computer science brings in here in Data Science. So, it is different from the pure statistical courses.

  11. Birkbeck, University of London – MSc in Advanced Computing Technologies
    http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/courses/mscact/
    http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/courses/mscact/msc-act-booklet.pdf
    (Modules cover state-of-the-art techniques in areas including the management and analysis of ‘big data’, software development of information systems in cloud, mobile and web-based architectures, and computational methods for intelligent information management and analysis)

    University of Strathclyde – MSc Business Analysis & Consulting
    http://www.strath.ac.uk/mansci/prospectivestudents/mscbusinessanalysisandconsulting/

    Aston University – MSc Business Analytics and Information Systems Management
    http://www1.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/postgraduate/msc-programmes/msc-business-analytics-and-information-systems-management/

    Manchester Business School – MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis
    http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses/analytics-operational-research-risk-analysis/index.aspx

    Robert Gordon University – MSc Computing: Information Engineering
    http://www.rgu.ac.uk/computing/study-options/postgraduate-taught-full-time/computing-information-engineering

    Irish Management Institute (IMI) & University College Cork (UCC) –
    MSc in Data Business
    http://www.imi.ie/news-and-events/we-mean-business-with-data-business/
    http://www.imi.ie/assets/brochures/2013/DipinDataBusinessBrochure2013.pdf
    (EMC and SAS are programme partners to the UCC-IMI Alliance in the launch of this programme)

  12. M.S. in Business Analytics – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    http://lallyschool.rpi.edu/academics/ms_ba.html

    http://www.intelligenthq.com/innovation-management/ibm-supported-masters-program-prepares-students-for-big-data-and-analytics-jobs/

    MSc in Computing (Major 1 – Data Analytics) – Dublin City University
    http://www.dcu.ie/info/about.shtml

    PhD majoring in analytics – University of Technology, Sydney
    http://cfsites1.uts.edu.au/aair/courses/detail.cfm?spk_cd=C02029&spk_ver_no=4

  13. Hey Ryan,

    Thank you for the list of colleges which offer data science courses.
    My question to you is which college would you suggest for MS course in Business Analytics keeping in mind that I’m a CS undergrad student and looking forward for this course immediately after I complete my undergrad studies.

    1. Remember, these are just my opinions. I would suggest the program at Stevens, North Carolina State or NYU Stern. There are many other great programs on the list, so make sure to look at what are the exact specifics (courses, specialization, location, duration, …) you want.

  14. Bentley University in Waltham, MA offers an MS in Marketing Analytics as well as a graduate certificate and a concentration/specialization in Business Analytics in its day MBA program. Google for links

    1. I have mulled over adding these programs. I decided against it since they do not belong to a college or university. The statistics.com programs are very good though. Maybe I will add an extra blog post to highlight the Statistics.com programs. Thanks for leaving the comment though.

  15. It’s hard to sort through all these options and make a decision.

    I have a BS in Computer Science with a minor in math, and am an experienced professional software engineer. I’ve been contemplating moving more into more of a business role such as analyst (or “data scientist”?), but I have a lot of programming experience which would be useful, too.

    Being able to solve data problems at scale will be important, given the amount of data that is available today. Traditional stats is not enough.

    It seems to me that the difference between analytics and “data science” is primarily one of scale. Knowing how to harness computing power to process large data sets requires more of a CS background.

    Some of my considerations for evaluating various programs are:

    – How much of an emphasis on fundamentals of statistics, math? More breadth and depth seems better, and should make one more adaptable as the technology changes.
    – This involves an inevitable tradeoff between scope and cost/time. The shorter programs cannot cover as much material as the longer ones, but they can be completed more quickly at a lower cost.
    – How important is the credential? Then one might optimize for name recognition. Does the name recognition of the institution matter?
    – Is my goal to get the credential or to learn? I want both, but I don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a certificate from an unrecognized school.
    – Online part-time vs. full-time on campus. Leaning towards online part-time since I don’t want to stop working.
    – What’s the value of the coursework outside of the certificate program? One of the options below seems geared towards life-long learners and also caters to corporate training.

    Thanks for your article. If you have any thoughts about how to evaluate these programs I would welcome them.

    I’m currently looking closely at:

    U of Washington
    UC San Diego
    statistics.com

    I liked these but ruled them out based on cost and time commitment:

    NCSU
    Stern NYU
    Stanford (the certificate program is 3 times as expensive as the state schools)

    1. Nate,
      There is a lot of information here. I frequently get asked many similar questions. I think I am going to put together an “advice for data science graduate school” blog post. I will try to cover the topics you asked about above.

      Thanks for the very thought out comment, and look for the new blog post in the coming week.

      Ryan

  16. Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS), Big Data Analytics Specialization – University of Pittsburgh
    http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/ist/degrees/specializations/big-data.php

    Illinois Institute of Technology:
    – Master Of Computer Science With a Specialization in Data Analytics
    http://www.iit.edu/csl/cs/programs/grad/mcs_da.shtml

    – Master of Computer Science (Professional Master’s)
    http://www.iit.edu/csl/programs/professional_masters/data_science.shtml

    Master of Science in Computer Science (Data Science) – University of Southern California
    http://gapp.usc.edu/graduate-programs/masters/computer-science/data-science

    Master of Science in Computer Science, Specialization in Machine Learning – Georgia Tech
    http://www.cc.gatech.edu/future/masters/mscs/program

    MSc Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis – University of Manchester
    http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses/analytics-operational-research-risk-analysis/

    MSc Business Analytics and Information Systems Management – Aston Business School
    http://www1.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/postgraduate/msc-programmes/msc-business-analytics-and-information-systems-management/

  17. Master in Business Analytics : Architecture, Data Exploration and Optimization – EISTI Graduate Engineering School (Cergy-Pontoise, France)
    http://www.eisti.fr/en/master-business-analytics-architecture-data-exploration-and-optimization-adeo

    2nd level Specializing Master in Big Data Engineering – Polytechnic University of Turin
    https://didattica.polito.it/portal/pls/portal/sviluppo.master.html?cds=73&sdu=32&a_acc=2013&p=presentazione&l=en

    Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Data and Knowledge Engineering – Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
    http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/unimagdeburg/en/Education/Study+Guide/Study+Programmes+with+English+as+Language+of+Instruction/Data+and+Knowledge+Engineering.html

    Master’s degree program in Information Engineering – University of Konstanz
    http://www.informatik.uni-konstanz.de/en/interestedparties/master/

  18. MSc Business Intelligence — Leeds Metropolitan University
    http://courses.leedsmet.ac.uk/businessintelligencesas_msc

    International Master Program in Machine Learning and Data Mining —
    University of Alicante (Spain) & University of Saint-Etienne (France)
    http://www.iuii.ua.es/MLDM/overview.php

    Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics — National College of Ireland
    http://www.ncirl.ie/dynamic/File/Marketing/Springboard-booklet-2013-web.pdf (p. 6)

    Master of Intelligent Interactive System — Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)
    http://www.upf.edu/iis/program.html

  19. Hey Ryan, I’m currently enrolled in the College of Charleston’s program of data science and wanted to inform you that they updated the program. It is now called Data Science instead of Discovery Informatics and is now not only a minor, but a major offered as a BS or BA in a full undergraduate program. On campus only though, I’m afraid. Just letting you know :)

      1. Ryan,
        Thanks for asking! Im still fairly new to the program, having just taken the introductory class last semester, but I can tell you that the subject is wildly fascinating. For someone who grew up on the internet and while being intrigued with the capabilities of information technology (weird, i know), the possibilities I that I see with this education are endless! We have some AMAZING department heads that keep the courses interesting and and subject matter extremely relevant. For someone that has struggled for quite some time to find a proper career direction, I couldn’t see my self pursuing anything else!

        Jon

  20. Hi Ryan -great effort to put this info all together. Definitely helped me identify a program of my choice. Was wondering if it’d be better to arrange the programs on a ‘country-wise’ basis.

  21. Hey the course offered by Royal Holloway, University of London has three related big data degrees
    1) MSc in Computational Finance
    2) MSc in Machine Learning (Very Theoretical and has strong Math Content)
    3) MSc in Data Science and Analytics(Very Applied and Practical)

    They also all come in with one year in industry but only for qualified individuals.

    Have a look @ there website the core modules information is available in detail now.

    http://www.rhul.ac.uk/computerscience/prospectivestudents/postgraduatetaught/bigDataCourses.aspx

    Have fun guys

    1. Hiya! I’m just wondering whether you are on any of the big data courses in Royal Holloway?? I’d like to apply for one of them due to the opportunity of a year in industry, but not sure about how likely students on these course finally got placements..

  22. Hi Ryan,
    You’ve been doing a great job here!
    I wanted to ask you (and other readers) some advice.
    I have a BSc in Economics and want to pursue a career in statistics/BI/data mining.
    Besides some basic statistics, while I had some middle management jobs, I didn’t have any job experience on those fields. I started to study on my own programming and reading about database systems.
    So, I am interested in knowing what I should do. (To do a MSc is on the top of my list, but) what kind of studies should I start?

    On a side note, I recently moved to another country and possibly will move again next year. If pursuing a PG degree, maybe I should take the distance learning mode. The problem is that I don’t seem to find many that are affordable to a young professional.
    I wouldn’t mind your take on that as well.
    Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

    1. First, I have been very slow about responding to this and many other comments. Sorry. Your question entails a lot. Here is my first question to you. What are you hoping to do? I promise to answer much quicker this time.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  23. HI Ryan.. Great Work!!! I am also looking for Big data graduate course but i am aiming only for Canada. I am wondering if you can help me to know which all universities are providing course in data analytic. Also it will be great if you can suggest which course is the best for full time.

    1. I am not real familiar with the colleges/universities in Canada. Here is what I can tell you. York University offers a Business Analytics program (now on the list above). It is one year full-time. That is the only “data science” program I know about in Canada. However, both Simon Fraser and University of Toronto offer machine learning classes and have some research interests in data science/NLP/data mining. Thus you could attend one of those schools and tailor your program towards big data.

      I hope that helps. Thanks for commentting,
      Ryan

    2. Hi Neha
      Were you able to find universities that offer courses in Big data/Data science/Analytics in Canada. I too am aiming only for Canada. Could you please help :)

  24. MSc Business Analytics – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    http://www.vu.nl/nl/opleidingen/masteropleidingen/opleidingenoverzicht/a-b/business-analytics/index.asp

    Laurea Magistrale (master’d degee) in Business Informatics – University of Pisa
    http://www.unipi.it/index.php/ects/ects?ects_id=WBI-LM

    MSc in Business Administration, specialization Business Analysis and Modelling – Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
    http://www.ru.nl/businessadministration/@690228/pagina/

    MSc Business Information Management – Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
    http://www.rsm.nl/master/msc-business-information-management/curriculum/starting-point/electives/big-data-and-business-analytics-block-5/

    M.Sc. Information Systems Engineering with Specialization in Data Mining and Business Intelligence – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/engn/ise/Pages/Data_Mining_BI_En.aspx

    M.Sc. Business Analytics – Barcelona School of Management Universitat Pompeu Fabra
    http://www.barcelonaschoolofmanagement.upf.edu/msc-programme-in-business-analytics/presentation?utm_source=studyportals&utm_medium=link&utm_content=13_14-Studyportals-tracking-mscmgt-CMP-05253-GMXVRV&utm_campaign=CMP-05253-GMXVRV

  25. MSc Business Analytics – National University of Singapore
    http://msba.nus.edu/

    M.Sc in Computing (Machine Learning) – Imperial College London
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/computing/teaching/pg/mcsml

    Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Statistics (Option II: Data Science) – Cornell University
    http://stat.cornell.edu/academics/mps

    MSc in Statistical Machine Learning – University of Alberta
    https://www.cs.ualberta.ca/graduate-students/msc-program-requirements/statistical-machine-learning

    MS in Information, Risk and Operations Management, with a Business Analytics concentration – McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
    http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/business-analytics.aspx

    Course “CSCI E-63 Big Data Analytics” – Harvard Extension School
    http://www.extension.harvard.edu/courses/big-data-analytics

    Industrial PhD in Big Data analysis – Aarhus University
    http://icoa.au.dk/news/single/artikel/seeking-candidate-for-industrial-phd/

    PhD in Statistics, track in Machine Learning and Big Data – University of Washington
    http://www.stat.washington.edu/graduate/programs/machinelearning/

  26. Very nice list Ryan!
    I’m currently going between Northwestern and National University of Singapore.
    Here’s the link to the NUS : http://msba.nus.edu/home , you already have the NWU

    Does anyone have rankings on the programs? I know most are new but I also wonder about placement during and after graduation rates.

    If anyone has any guidance I would really love to hear it.

    J

    1. Thanks for the link, it is now on the list. I am not aware of any rankings. It is probably because many of the programs are new and do not even have graduates yet. The North Carolina State program is the exception. That program has been around a while and has a very good reputation.

  27. Dear Ryan,
    SMID could be of interest for your great list.
    It is a BS degree running in Genoa, Italy since 2001 before the name ‘data science’ was fashionable.
    Its nickname SMID stands for Statistics Mathematics and Data Management http://www.dima.unige.it/SMID/

    It is very similar to the new BS degree in Data Science at the Department of Statistics, Warwick.

    Regards
    Eva

  28. Master of Data Science – Macquarie University, Sydney Australia
    http://courses.mq.edu.au/postgraduate/master/master-of-data-science

    Master of Business Analytics – Deakin University
    http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/courses/course.php?course=M760&stutype=local&keywords=information+systems
    http://www.cio.com.au/article/446248/skilling_up_deakin_uni_big_data_analytics_program/

    Masters in Data Sciences – Columbia University
    http://idse.columbia.edu/masters

    M.S. in Analytics – Texas A&M University
    http://analytics.stat.tamu.edu/

    M.S. in Analytics – Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
    http://www.harrisburgu.edu/academics/graduate/analytics/

    M.S. in Analytics – Bowling Green State University
    http://www.bgsu.edu/gradcoll/programs/page136074.html

    M.S. in Data Analytics – Southern New Hampshire University
    http://www.snhu.edu/online-degrees/graduate-degrees/data-analytics-ms-online.asp

    M.S. in Data Analytics – University of Maryland University College
    http://www.umuc.edu/academic-programs/masters-degrees/data-analytics.cfm

    M.S. in Predictive Analytics – DePaul University
    http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/Pages/MS-In-Predictive-Analytics.aspx

    M.S. in Strategic Analytics – Brandeis University
    http://www.brandeis.edu/gps/courses/programs/listings/strategic-analytics.html

    M.S. in Business Analytics and Project Management – University of Connecticut
    http://msbapm.uconn.edu/

    M.S. in Business Analytics – Arizona State University
    http://wpcarey.asu.edu/masters-programs/business-analytics

    University of Texas at Austin – M.S. in Information, Risk and Operations Management
    http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/business-analytics.aspx

    M.Eng. concentration in Data Analytics – Cornell University
    http://www.orie.cornell.edu/orie/academics/master/index.cfm

    Master of Business and Science with concentration in Analytics – Rutgers University
    http://psm.rutgers.edu/programs/analytics

    M.S. in Business with concentration in Marketing Analytics – University of Maryland, College Park
    http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/ms-programs

    M.S. in Computational Science and Engineering – Harvard University
    http://www.seas.harvard.edu/computational-science-and-engineering/master-science-cse

    M.S. in Statistics with concentration in Analytics – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    http://www.stat.illinois.edu/degrees/msanalytics.shtml

    M.S. in Applied Statistics – Kennesaw State University
    http://math.kennesaw.edu/academics/grad/MSAS/index.html

    M.S. in Applied Statistics and Data Analytics – Southern Methodist University
    http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Statistics/AppliedMSProgram

    Survey of Graduate Degree Programs in Analytics (in the USA):
    http://analytics.ncsu.edu/?page_id=4184

  29. Ryan,

    Thank you for the extensive list. I am currently an undergraduate student who just recently discovered the field of data science and would like to start applying to graduate programs in the near future. First, would it be worth it to do a data science certificate program if my undergrad major is not related to computer science/math/statistics? And I’m very interested in doing analytics in sports. Is there any avenue in particular I should focus on?

    1. If you want to get a master’s degree, I see no point in getting the certificate first. Just look for a program were you think you will fit in an succeed. Many of the programs have different prerequisites and coursework. I am actually not aware of any programs that currently focus on sports analytics, however there are a number of companies that focus on sports analytics. Maybe see if you could intern with one of those companies. Thanks for reading the blog.

  30. Ryan,

    Thanks for this helpful list.
    Would be interresting to be able to filter/sort on the school’s countries.

    In France, Telecom Paristech has just opened an Advanced Master degree in Big data : Large Scale Data Management & Analysis
    http://www.telecom-paristech.fr/formation-continue/masteres-specialises/big-data.html

    Regards,

    PS : a small mistake in the c/p for “ISTI Graduate Engineering School (France)”, it’s “EISTI Graduate Engineering School (France)”

    1. Thank you for the comment. I updated the EISTI mistake. Thanks for that correction. Sorting and Filtering would be nice, but wordpress doesn’t really support that. Your link is added to the list.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  31. Master of Science in Information Systems (IS) – WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
    http://www.wu.ac.at/programs/en/master/is/structure/firstyear

    Master Degree in Information Management, Specialization in Information Systems and Technologies Management – NOVA School of Statistics and Information Management (ISEGI-NOVA)
    http://www.isegi.unl.pt/MGI/Especializacao/Gestao-Sistemas-Tecnologias-Informacao/Detalhe-do-Curso/plano-de-estudos.asp

    Business Informatics (Graduate) – Mykolas Romeris University
    https://stdb.mruni.eu/studiju_programos_aprasas.php?id=2481&l=en

    MSc (Information Systems Management) – National University of Ireland, Galway
    http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/information-systems-management.html

  32. Queen’s University, Master of Management Analytics
    http://business.queensu.ca/grad_studies/mma

    You have a great list here, I believe the most comprehensive on the web. I know that us viewers can’t dynamically sort it or filter it. However, it would be great if you can sort it alphabetically at least, and ideally sort it alphabetically by US state and country. It would still be a static list, but it would be immeasurably more useful, as searching for programs will be very easy and quick.

    Need your opinion: I know NCSU’s program is probably the best one in the US, and I think you agree. Which other US programs in analytics would you select to make a list of the top 5-10 programs? Thanks!

    1. First, thanks for the college link to Queen’s. I added it to the list.
      Next, I love the idea of a more searchable/filterable list. Listudy.com kind of helps with that, but it is not to that point yet.

      About graduate programs, I don’t really have a top 5 list. I would put NCSU in the top 5, but I may put the NYU program at #1. I think I would also rate the Berkeley online program pretty high. I should maybe put together a top 5 list and post it to my blog. The problem is: I have no real criteria for making such a ranking (most of the programs are very new).

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  33. Hi Ryan,
    Firstly, thanks for compiling the list.
    I have been accepted for this course by University of Mich – Dearbon and Stevens Institute of Technology.
    Can you please give me an input as in which course is better study and placement wise??
    I am from Finance background and have work exp of 5 yrs as business Analyst – IT for Investment bank Research project.

    Thanks
    Manjiri

    1. Remember, this is my opinion and I do not have experience with either program. I would think both programs would be good, but I would favor Stevens due to its location close to New York City. New York City is a major data hub currently. That is my opinion, take it or leave it.

      Thanks for the comment,
      Ryan

  34. I would add Maastricht University’s MSc in Artificial Intelligence Programme (2 Years fulltime)
    imo more related to Data Science than the present Maastricht University’s Business Intelligence Programme.

    http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Schools/DKE/TargetGroup/ProspectiveStudents/MastersProgrammes/ArtificialIntelligence.htm

    Furthermore, the german taught Programm from TU-Dortmund is one of the best Data Science Programmes in Germany (TU Dortmund developed RapidMiner machine learning software) BSc and MSc are available at TU Dormund.

    http://www.statistik.tu-dortmund.de/701.html [BSc]
    http://www.statistik.tu-dortmund.de/703.html [MSc]

    Regards,

    P

  35. This is an awesome list. You seem to have a wealth of knowledge on this subject so here’s a question I have been wondering about.

    I am a year out of a Math/Stat (heavy R coding) BS degree. I have a great job doing predictive analytics in sports, but would like to get a graduate degree to further my education. Thus, it has to be online.

    I am looking mainly for an increase in Bayesian learning while also improving my overall business analytics skills (as I only did pure stats in undergrad). Any thoughts would be so helpful!

    1. Trevor,
      Thanks for commenting. Based upon what you are looking for, here are the first 3 that come to my mind. The Berkeley Data Science program (it is very expensive though), CUNY Data Analytics, and the predictive analytics program via Northwestern. I hope that helps.

      Here is another list that also contains a number of certificate programs if you want to go that route. http://www.listudy.com/namedlist/online-colleges-with-data-science-degrees

      Thanks,
      Ryan

    1. Sorry about the very late response. I cannot actually find a link for the data science degree at Case Western. It appears they want to start an undergrad program, but it is not final yet.

  36. Thanks, Ryan!!! I’m writing a paper on the emergence of data science and your list has been very helpful in identifying university departments across the country who are training future data scientists.

  37. I am looking for universities in Oregon area to do MS in Data Analysis for Business Intelligence. Anybody know about that?

    1. I am not aware of a school in Oregon that offers a data science related program. You may have to go to Washington or California. Portland State University does have an Extreme Tech Analytics lab, so you might be able to join a program associated with that. http://www.pdx.edu/extreme-technology-analytics/
      Also, there are a number of online programs that might fit your needs. http://www.listudy.com/list/data-science/college_online_masters

      I hope that helps,
      Ryan

  38. I currently work as HR Data specialist and I am interested in HR Analytics, HR reporting, and HR Metrics. Any advice on programs that might be helpful for these areas? I live in the New York City Area and my undergradaute degree is in psychology.

    1. Honestly, I am not familiar with the HR analytics specialty. I will say NYC is a hotbed for data science education programs. Between CUNY, Columbia, and NYU; you should be able to find a program to meet your needs. NYU is expensive, but they have a number of data science/analytics programs offered via many departments. Also, the Northwestern online program might be a good fit too. I would suggest picking a program with more of a business analytics approach.

      Thanks for asking,
      Ryan

  39. University of Maryland University College data analytics program is available online. Same with Southern New Hampshire University and DePaul (just a few that I know about).

  40. University of Leeds also provides MSc in Advanced computer science(Data analytics), how about that. What is the reputation of this particular course from Leeds any comments on this one.

  41. Hi Ryan
    This is quite appreciable !! good work.
    However, I find very less Canadian universities offering masters in data science both in the above list and on their respective sites. Do you have any general idea about how good they are?

  42. Utrecht University has a Computing Science program with a focus in Data Analysis. Not sure if that would fall in this list

  43. hi ryan, first thanks for the amazing list it is a resource of immense value..

    im an industrial engineer with 1 year work experience in sql and R analytics..

    ive been looking at the masters and many of them require a computr science background which i dont have.. i know the basics of coding and i a am a hands on learner.. but i cant prove that in an admission..

    which master would you recommend for my situation? thanks in advance

    1. You are welcome. I do have some follow-up questions for you. Do you want to learn computer science? What exactly are your goals?

      With your background, I think you have the potential to get into some computer science MS programs. If you want to stay more on the business side, there are many great business analytics programs on the list. It all depends upon your goals.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

      1. Ryan,
        great contribution, congratulations!!!!
        I’m geologist and I’m on the business side. On the other hand, I would like to have some “content” in science computation on the master degree or Phd. I’m searching universities considering your list.

        Thanks.

      2. thanks ryan, i do not have exact goals.. but i know that a heavy computer science oriented program might prove too difficult..

        all that said, i want to get the job so I would like a respected program..

        another question is.. gre or gmat?

        thanks in advance!

  44. Hi Ryan,

    I am planning to pursue my MS in Business Analytics in USA. I had a couple of doubts and with your expertise in this area, could you please help me find an institute which is a good fit for me:

    I have 3 years of work experience with Deloitte Consulting India Pvt. Ltd and am currently in between jobs. I am looking for a course which teaches us about some tools for data handling but not have too much of programming applications in their curriculum. I want to come back to consulting area with more knowledge of industries as well as to be equipped better with data analyzing strategies.

    I have been rigorously researching for institutes offering ms in business analytics, but i haven’t come across a comprehensive list yet which provides ranking in terms of programs in the USA.

    It would really help if you could provide me with some information regarding this.

  45. I would like to persuade Msc in Data Science , With Funding , I have completed graduation in leather engineering. can you suggest me anything for 2015

  46. In the Fall of 2012, the College of Business at Arkansas Tech University (AACSB-accredited) added a Business Data Analytics major. The program is small but growing and mixes business knowledge with data analytics. Here are links to the College and to the curriculum. There are several corporate partners actively supporting the program, including Acxiom.

    http://www.atu.edu/business/
    http://www.atu.edu/business/programs_bdanalytics.php
    http://www.atu.edu/academics/catalog/colleges/business/dept_manag_market.html

  47. Hi, could you please let me know how good is the 2 yr MS Program in Data Sc at DePaul Univ? Also, what would be the top 10 colleges offering a MS in Data Sciences in your opinion? Thank you. Regds, ravi

    1. I am not overly familiar with the DePaul program. By looking at the course details, I would say the program looks rigorous and flexible. The offer a number of specializations. I would say it is a good choice.
      I do not have a top ten list, but that might be a good future blog post.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  48. I work as Research Analyst and Research Consultant. I have a MS in Experimental Psychology with extensive training and applied experience in statistical analysis, modeling, and experimental design. However, I see the trend with data science and see that I really could use some more training. I am very interested in a PhD in Data Science/Analytics. I saw further up your blog you answered this question in 2012, but do you know if any recent programs have started offering this online besides just Colorado Tech? I would love to move for PhD, but I have a spouse in medical school so that is not going to happen. Any advice you could give would be great.

    1. Honestly, online PhD programs are very rare. I am working on a new/better list of schools, but Col Tech is still the only online doctoral program. You might do just as well getting a masters degree in data science, there are a number of schools offering those online (unless you want to be a college prof, then you need a PhD).

      The new list will hopefully be posted early next week.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  49. Hii Ryan,
    Thanks for the the extensive list of colleges…I have a personal query though…
    I have a Marine Engineering degree, and have over 4 years of sailing experience..Although I had to quit Sea so all thats left behind.
    I was always exceptional in Maths and due to my inherent love for it,I am currently pursuing Actuarial Exams and am a Student member of Institute of Actuaries of India, and hence have relevant base in stats and financial maths
    I want to make a career in Predictive modelling and hence want to do a full time MS in data science…Keeping my past in mind(no relevant work ex and basic computer knowledge), what course would you recommend,outside US

    P.S. I am interested in the 1 from GSE Barcelona,whqat do you make of it???
    http://www.barcelonagse.eu/master-data-science.html

      1. Thanks for righting back…I highly appreciate it :)
        I just wanted your opinion on the module…as in will it be sufficient for a sailor turned Data scientist???

        Regards,
        ATUL

  50. Hi Ryan,
    This is very informative, Are there any community colleges hat would offer an Associates Degree in Data Scientist ?
    Kindly let me know,

    Thanks, Sam.

    1. I am not aware of any community college programs. Some people argue that 4 years is not enough to learn how to be a data scientist. Thus, I don’t really expect to see many community college programs. The only similar thing I can think of is an undergraduate certificate. Northwestern College (Iowa) http://online.nwciowa.edu/analytics
      There are other certificate programs available here http://datascience.community/colleges

      Thanks for the question.
      Ryan

      1. Thank You for replying back,
        Ryan my goal is to educate my self in Data Science and start working, I believe it’s better to start working and gaining experience rather than to get my masters.
        Which one is more valuable Bachelors or Certificate ?
        And out of the colleges that offer Bachelors and Certificate. Which one would you recommend ?

        Appreciate your help.
        Thanks, Sam.

        1. I think a Bachelors is more valuable, but it costs more and takes much longer. If you do choose a bachelors program, the programs at Northern Kentucky, College of Charleston, and U. of Rochester all look very good. If you decide to go with a certificate; Stanford, Syracuse, and U. of Washington offer some good choices. Good Luck. Feel free to share what you decided upon. This site make finding a program a bit easier: http://datascience.community/colleges

          Thanks,
          Ryan

  51. Can someone comment on Postgraduate diploma in Computer and Information sciences at AUT New Zealand and Master of professional studies in data science at University of Auckland New Zealand..

  52. Hello Ran,

    I checked the subjects for BS in Data Science of these 3 schools, And U. of Rochester is too expensive since it’s private school. It came down to College of Charleston and Northern Kentucky U. Which one of these 2 would you recommend ?
    And What do you think of U. of San Francisco ?
    I asked about San Francisco because I always wanted to lived there and once I finish my school, I would wan to move there, But if there’s a big difference between the classes in curriculum and It makes it easier to secure a job with a degree from College of Charleston and Northern Kentucky U, Than I’ll consider one of these 2 schools.
    Since you work in the field, You know more which one of these curriculum will be used in daily real life of Data Scientist.

    Thank You and I really appreciate this blog and the information you have shared, Sam.

    http://informatics.nku.edu/content/dam/informatics/docs/datascience/course-plan-no-track.pdf

    http://catalogs.cofc.edu/undergraduate/data-science-major-requirements.htm

    http://www.usfca.edu/catalog/Artsci/Data_Science/Major_in_Data_Science/

    1. Honestly, all 3 of those programs look very good. NKU is the only program that requires a database class, and if you select one of the other school, you should try to take a database class as an elective. I think all 3 would prepare you well. Also, I think U of San Fran is a private college, so cost might be an issue. Thanks, I hope this helps.

      Ryan

      1. Hi Ryan,

        Thank You for your help,
        I have decided to go with College of Charleston.

        I really want to become a Data Scientist but I am concerned that just like Software Development and Web Development jobs that are going over sea, Do you think Data Scientist jobs will go over sea too and my long term goal is to start a small company and provide data mining services.

        Please let me know what you think ?

        Thanks, Sayed.

        1. I don’t think data science jobs will all go overseas. Many software development jobs have gone overseas, but there are still plenty of excellent software development jobs in the US. Companies are struggling to find good software developers. I feel data science will be much the same. Some jobs will go overseas, but many will still remain in the US.

          And by the way, good choice with the College of Charleston and a small data mining company would be awesome too.

          Best of Luck,
          Ryan

  53. Hi Ryan, I am a BI software professional and has been working since past 9 years. I have used various BI & ETL tools in my day to day work, I am kind of interested in doing data warehouse & BI related MS programs. Can you please recommend?

    I am in San Diego, please suggest what schools offers these kind of programs here?

    1. UCSD is a great school, but it may be more research focused than what you are looking for. I am not sure what other schools with data science degrees are in the San Diego area. Would you like an online program?

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  54. Hi Ryan,

    I have an undergraduate degree in Information Technology.
    And I have two years of experience working Big Data space.
    I work as a big data developer in IT company.
    Which course would be good for me ?
    also I would like to know the costs of the course for entire duration?
    If any scholarship provided to students ?

      1. Hi Ryan,

        Can you please list out Universities which are running Data Science course having more concentration on Technology front rather than management front ?
        Also they should have courses related to Big Data.

        Will my prior technical knowledge of Big Data technologies will help me get into these universities ?

  55. Thank You Ryan,
    That was very helpful.

    The only reason I’m planning to get my Bachelors degree is to secure a job easily as Data scientist. If I can learn everything by getting a certificate, Do you think it’s still worth going for bachelors ?

    Please let me know, Thanks.
    Sam.

  56. Hi Ryan ….a great resource ..
    I am applying for masters in data science for fall sem(2015)..I have done Btech in electrical engineering from one of the top engineering colleges in India and am working as a data analyst at a MNC.I have done my projects in Machine learning( 2 research publications in the same) and currently I work on range of technologies in analytics domain.(My present work ex is 1 year)
    I wanted to know that what are my chances of getting an acceptance for one of the data science courses.(My GRE score is 320).
    thanks

    1. I am not a member of any of the selection committees for the schools, so I cannot speculate on your chance of acceptance. I do think you have a good background that would make you highly competitive.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  57. Hi Ryan!
    I am planning to apply for MS in Data Science(Fall 2015)
    How is the placement activity in Bentley, Rutgers, Drexel and Rochester?

    1. Thanks for the comment. I don’t really have access to the placement activity for the schools yet. I think most of the programs are so new that the details around admission are not really clear yet.

      Good Luck,
      Ryan

  58. Hi friends,
    I am planning do MS in UK.I have 2 years of experience in Database and datamining concepts.Now i planning to choose a Liverpool university(Msc Web science and Big data).Iam not sure how is the placement activities in UK for foreign students.
    Friends:Kinldy give me your valuable feedback.That would be really helpfull to proceed with this further.

    Thanks in Advance!!!!!!!!!

    1. Well that depends. Does the field of data science interest you? Do you like software development? If you like what you are currently doing, then I see no reason to switch, but if you want to become a data scientist then now is a good time to transition.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  59. I realize you are no longer updating your list, but could you please add the following to your 2014 list of programs in Data Science. Miami University of Ohio offers an undergraduate minor in Business Analytics and an undergraduate major in Analytics. URLs for the programs follow.

    http://miamioh.edu/academics/majors-minors/minors/business-analytics.html

    http://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/isa/academics/majors/co-major/index.html

    Many thanks!

  60. Virginia Tech’s BIG DATA degree, the B.S. in Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA), is now accepting majors.

  61. California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) San Luis Obispo offers a rigorous cross-disciplinary minor in data-science that is designed for computer science majors and statistics majors to gain expertise in their partner disciplines. Graduates will have taken extensive coursework in both disciplines as well as synthesis courses to bring ideas from the two disciplines together. The minor also requires a 6-month long capstone project. The curriculum is displayed here: http://catalog.calpoly.edu/collegesandprograms/collegeofsciencemathematics/statistics/crossdisciplinarystudiesminordatascience/

  62. Hi Ryan
    I am a engineering graduate without experience. I have done many 12 Mooc courses offered online with certification. My GRE score is 332. What are my chances to get selected in top 20 programs in big data analytics?I am looking for a program of longer duration as I am a fresher in this field.What do you recommend a fresher?

    1. Thanks for the comment. I really don’t know the chances of getting into a program. I am not on any admission’s committees and I know they look at many factors, not just GRE. That said, here are a couple of posts I have written on the topic.

      http://www.mastersindatascience.org/blog/questions-before-choosing-data-science-program/
      http://101.datascience.community/2013/07/03/choosing-a-data-science-graduate-program/

      There are many factors to consider.

      If you have further questions/details, please leave another comment. I will try to answer more quickly.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  63. Hello Ryan,

    I am working in an Big Data Analytics firm since 2014 and would like to pursue a masters degree in the same field. I’ve got my GRE scores ready but I am confused with which courses to apply for. Can you please help me understand the differences between the courses – MS in Data Science , MS in Data Analytics and MIS(with data analytics concentration).
    I would like an in-campus, 2 year long course that covers a wide array of topics(technical) in this field with business knowledge as well. Any advise on this would be appreciated.

    Thanks very much.

    1. Naren,
      THanks for asking. Courses and programs have different names, but you really have to look at the individual classes. Generally, an MIS or MBA program with a concentration on data analytics will focus a lot on the business side of data science. A data science or data analytics program will focus more on the computational and statistics aspects of data science. That is a generalization, so you might have to check with each specific school.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

  64. hi Ryan,

    I am a bachelor in computer application Graduate with 15 years of work exp. and now i am working as Quality analyst job. i am seeing for masters in data science. can you please suggest me some top colleges in west coast USA.

    Thanks,
    Sumana

  65. Hi Ryan, This is an excellent resource.

    Could you also add the following degrees from the University of Derby, see the following links. All the programmes here involve significant Analytics and / of Data Science topics.

    Analytics (joint Honours) http://www.derby.ac.uk/courses/analytics-joint-honours/ using SAS as primary focus

    BSc IT http://www.derby.ac.uk/courses/information-technology-bsc-hons/ using SAS as primary focus

    BSc Data Science (from Sept 2016) http://www.derby.ac.uk/courses/data-science-bsc-hons/

    MSc Big Data Analytics http://www.derby.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/big-data-analytics-msc/ Also using SAS and other analytics products

    Cheers,

    Richard J Self, Senior Lecturer in Analytics and Governance, University of Derby

  66. Your readers may be interested in following the Big Data and Analytics Educational Conference series which has been running for the last couple of years. The next one is next week in Puerto Rico, collocated with the AMCIS 2015 conference, see http://computing.derby.ac.uk/edcon2015/. It is sponsored by IBM, KDNuggets, ODBMS, University of Derby and Birmingham City University.

  67. In addition to the Graduate Academic Certificate in Data Science, Regis University now offers an MS in Data Science. The is offered out of the College of Computer & Information Sciences.

  68. Hi,

    Thank you for very nice information you have provided here. I am a question which appreciate if you can help me with. I have a MSc in mechanical engineering however I want to get a master’s degree in Data science and join the industries in that area. Do you know any master programs which offer fundings (at least a tuition waiver) ? Master of computer science works to. Thank you.

    1. I don’t know exactly which programs offer funding. I would advise you to stick with an on-campus program running from a computer science or mathematics department. Programs running from a business school don’t often offer funding. I hope that helps.

      Ryan

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