Graduate Programs in Big Data Analytics/Data Science

Updated list here

Bentley University

M.S. in Marketing Analytics

DePaul University

M.S. in Predictive Analytics

George Mason University

PhD in Computational Sciences and Informatics

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Informatics

PhD in Informatics

North Carolina State

M.S. in Analytics

Northwestern University

Master of Science in Analytics

Master of Science in Predictive Analytics (Online Program)

Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies in Data Science

University of San Francisco

M.S. in Analytics

Note: UC Berkeley is currently offering an Introduction to Data Science course


Stevens Institute’s Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics

Update 2: Harvard University will launch a master’s program in computational science and engineering (CSE) in September 2013, “with the aim of training leaders for a future in which large-scale computation and advanced mathematical modeling will propel innovation in fields from psychology to photonics… The one-year, master of science (S.M.) program will provide rigorous training in the mathematical and computing foundations of CSE, emphasizing the application of fundamental knowledge across the frontiers of natural and social sciences, the humanities, and engineering.”

Update 3: The School of Computing at the University of Dundee has announced its intention to run a new MSc in Data Science, starting in January 2013.

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13 Responses to Graduate Programs in Big Data Analytics/Data Science

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  2. Manish Tripathi says:

    Hi ,

    Thanks for your list. I just needed one help and was wondering if you can help me out with that. Is there any ranking of Universities based on their MS program in Analytics/Predictive Modeling etc.

    Like can you rank the above mentioned Universities and some other for their Analytics program

  3. Alejandro says:


    A friendly update:
    Arizona State University – W.P. Carey School of Business will offer a Master of Science in Business Analytics coming in Fall 2013.

  4. gopal says:

    Thank you for this excellent compilation – I would request your views on the online courses, how good are they – my intent is more to get into the subject than earn a degree –

    • GilPress says:

      Gopal, I haven’t experienced any of these programs so I can’t say anything about their quality. Hopefully, readers of this blog who have experienced first-hand any of these program, will contribute their opinions.

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  6. Northwestern College recently added an undergraduate online analytics certificate.

  7. Moe Shalal says:

    I am also curious if there are any data science scholarships sponsored by private data industry companies that we can apply for?
    Thank you

  8. Jillian says:

    Hi – Can we add WPI’s data science program to the list of schools on this page?
    More info about our program can be found here:

    Thanks for considering…

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