#8 Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs

Data Analytics Graduate Programs: Big Opportunities in Big Data

Earn your master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate from a leading research university

Given the tremendous growth of digital data—and the desire of enterprises to derive more and more value from it—data analytics talent is increasingly sought-after by industry. A joint report by PwC and the Business-Higher Education Forum indicates that data science and analytics job postings will rise to 2.72 million by 2020, and revealed that by 2021, 69 percent of employers will seek candidates with data science and analytics skills. The master’s degree concentrations and graduate certificate in Data Analytics at Boston University—one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions—can help you develop sought-after expertise in data analytics.

Top Reasons to Choose BU’s Data Analytics Programs

  • Convenient part-time study options, evenings on campus or 100% online
  • Complete in as few as 16–24 months
  • Small, online, facilitator-led mentoring groups (facilitator/student ratio 1:15)
  • Merit scholarship opportunities available to help finance your degree
  • No GRE/GMAT required

Be Indispensable in the Developing Industry of Data Analytics

Continued high job growth in the area of data analytics makes it a great time to advance in your career with a master’s degree or graduate certificate from Boston University—one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions. Graduates of MET’s data analytics programs will learn to find patterns and details in large sets of data through visualization and other mining techniques, and be able to demonstrate a knowledgeable command of applied probability and statistics, web analytics, and metrics—key traits in the “data scientist” profession, which has topped the list of Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in America from 2016 through 2019.

Choose from the following online and on-campus graduate programs:

  • Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, Concentration in Data Analytics (on campus and online)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science, Concentration in Data Analytics (on campus)
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics (on campus and online)

Interested in learning to leverage analytics to achieve business outcomes? MET also offers a Master of Science and Graduate Certificate in Applied Business Analytics through the Department of Administrative Sciences. Visit our Applied Business Analytics page for more information.

Harness the Power of Data and Tell Its Story

Our ability to collect, mine, and utilize massive amounts of data continues to transform every aspect of our lives. With applications within every major industry—including healthcare, tech, finance, communication, entertainment, energy, transportation, government, and manufacturing, to name a few—the skill to create advanced techniques to harness the power of data, and tell its story, is critical. As part of a computer information systems or computer science framework, MET’s Data Analytics curriculum is far more career-centric than traditional data analytics graduate programs, offering extensive exposure to database systems, data mining tools, data visualization tools, and cloud services.

A Portfolio of Analytics-Focused Academic Programs

BU’s Metropolitan College (MET) has more than thirty years of experience in computer science & IT graduate professional education, offered in flexible evening, online, and blended formats. Our CS faculty has years of hands-on expertise in high-tech and business industries. And because MET is focused on practical, insightful, and adaptable knowledge, the tools and skills you learn at MET today can be immediately applied on the job while remaining relevant, useful, and valuable to your career growth for years to come. Enrolling in MET’s Data Analytics graduate programs gives you the added opportunity to expand your connections with students and professionals around the world.

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