Data Analytics Master’s Degree Program
The Data Analytics Master of Professional Studies Degree Program at Stonehill provides students with the in-demand skills and knowledge necessary to analyze data and extract actionable information from complex data sets.
Apply by July 15 to start fall 2023. Full- and part-time options available.
A Rapidly Emerging Field Desperate for Skilled Analysts
The Meehan School’s Business Administration Department is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, a distinction valued by employers and business graduate schools
A study performed by Accenture, one of the world’s largest consulting firms, found that over 90% of their clients have data analytics goals in their strategic plans. However, when it came time to hire employees with these skills, over 60% of searches failed.
The Data Analytics Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Degree Program at Stonehill provides the skills needed to fill this market gap. Students not only earn a master’s degree, but also up to three SAS credentials.
Built to Fit Into Your Busy Life
Our executive (low-residency) format is built to accommodate the many demands on your time. It combines online with in-person instruction that brings students together on campus about one weekend a month. It’s an approach that gives students the flexibility to study remotely without sacrificing the tremendous value of being able to network and collaborate with classmates who are charting similar paths.
- Extended three-day meeting at the start of each semester
- Periodic on-campus weekend residency: 1 Friday class, 2 Saturday classes
- Pursue your degree full time and finish in 12 months or attend part time and take up to two courses per semester
- Earn a master’s degree and up to three SAS credentials
- Connect with working professionals in a variety of industries and from a wide geographic region
- Benefit from a blend of weekend on-campus residencies (about 6 a semester) and online coursework
- All books, on-campus meals and testing fees are included – no hidden costs.
Elevate Your Platform
During this program, you will learn to master the cutting-edge platforms at the heart of data analytics.
Leverage the Power of SAS
Our SAS Partnership allows you to earn up to three SAS credentials without the typical expense of prep courses and testing fees.
- Tier 3 academic specialization (earned by everyone in the program and the highest level offered by SAS)
- The option of pursuing up to two professional certifications:
- SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming
- SAS Certified Professional: Advanced Programming
- SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner
- SAS Certified Specialist: Visual Business Analytics
- SAS Clinical Trials Programmer
Applied Approach Benefits You Immediately
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree combines the focused theoretical study of traditional graduate degrees (MA, MS) with the specialized, industry-specific skills students can immediately implement in both technical and non-technical roles. MPS degrees emphasize the skills that today’s employers want and are also highly applied, incorporating hands-on research and client engagements to give students firsthand experience practicing what they learn.
Practitioners in the Field
Our data analytics faculty members have extensive experience in solving real workplace problems using big data sets and come from a range of backgrounds. While many have expertise in how businesses leverage information systems and analytics, we also have faculty with physics and computer science degrees. Our multidisciplinary faculty brings a fresh and well-rounded approach to the program that helps you learn to apply your skills in a variety of business environments.
Structured Data Analytics Using SAS
Visualization and Digital Storytelling
Security, Privacy, and Ethics in Data Analytics
A Growing Demand for Data Analytics
Common questions about a master's in data analytics
If scrutinizing information using data analysis tools and helping employers or clients make important decisions by identifying facts and trends from that information sounds right for you, then consider earning a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Data Analytics at Stonehill. Learn more
So, you like the idea of entering an in-demand field. No doubt your next step is deciding which master’s degree is right for you. You’ve heard about data analytics and data science and may wonder if there is a difference between the two terms and, if so, what is the difference? Learn more
If you’re thinking about getting a master’s degree in data analytics, you may be wondering what type of industry you would be working in. That’s a great question, and the answer to it is even better. Learn more
There are lots of interesting jobs available for someone with a data analytics master’s degree. A data analytics degree can open the way to a career at nearly every sector. Learn more
At Stonehill, full-time students complete our Data Analytics Master's Degree Program in 12 months. Part-time students can take up to two courses per semester. Learn more
Learn more about tuition and other expenses associated with a master's in data analytics.
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