Are There Any Online Master's in Data Analytics / Data Science Programs That Have Spring or Summer Admission?

Answer: Yes – for several online Master’s in Data Analytics/Data Science programs, students have the option to start in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

There are online Master’s in Data Analytics and Master’s of Data Science programs that admit students in the spring and/or the summer, as well as in the fall. In fact, it is common for online Master’s in Data Analytics and Master’s in Data Science programs to have two or more start dates per year. The main exceptions are programs that use the cohort model, in which students progress through the program together as a group, and programs that begin with a mandatory on-campus immersion session. These programs may only have start dates in the fall and/or the spring.

The majority of schools offering online Master’s in Data Analytics and Data Science degrees have programs that are structured to accommodate working professionals and others who may want to begin their studies in the spring or summer. Some online programs have four or more terms per year instead of traditional fall, spring, and summer semesters. These programs may have a rolling admissions policy, which can include more than three start dates per year.

Start Dates by Online Master’s in Data Analytics Program:

School Program Program Starts
American University Analytics@American Online Master of Science in Analytics (MSAn) program Four starts per year: January, April, July, October
Arizona State University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Program starts every January
Austin Peay State University Online Computer Science and Quantitative Methods Professional Science Masters (PSM) with a Concentration in Data Management and Analysis Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer terms
Austin Peay State University Online Master of Science in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer terms
Bay Path University Online Master of Science in Applied Data Science program Two starts per year: October and February
Bellevue University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Four starts per year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Boston University Online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Data Analytics Six start dates per year
Brandeis University Online Master of Science in Strategic Analytics program Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer terms
Carnegie Mellon University Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Distance Track - Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer semesters
Central Connecticut State University Online Master of Science in Data Mining program Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer terms
Clarkson University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Two cohort starts per year in January and September (students may start in May if they have enough prerequisites)
Creighton University Online Master of Science in Analytics Fall and Spring admission
CUNY School of Professional Studies Online Master of Science in Data Science program (Analytics) Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer terms
Dakota State University Online Master of Science in Analytics program Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer semesters
Davenport University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program Fall admission only
George Mason University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Online Master of Science in Analytics program Six start dates per year
Illinois Institute of Technology Online Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Data Analytics Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer terms
Indiana University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Fall and Spring admission
Iowa State University Online Master of Business Analytics program Summer admission only
Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs Online Master of Science in Government Analytics Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer terms
Lewis University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Five start dates per year
Maryville University Online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics Fall, Spring and Summer admission
National University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Multiple start dates per year (programs start every month)
National University Online Master of Science in Health & Life Science Analytics program Multiple start dates per year (programs start every month)
New Jersey Institute of Technology Online Master of Science in Computer Science with a Database and Data Mining Specialization Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Northeastern University Online Master of Professional Studies in Analytics Fall, Winter and Spring admission
Northeastern University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Fall and Spring admission
Notre Dame of Maryland University Online Master of Science in Analytics program Six start dates per year
Oklahoma State University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program (MSBAN) Fall and Spring admission
Oregon State University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program Fall admission only
The Pennsylvania State University Online Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics - Business Analytics option Fall and Spring admission
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Institute Online Master of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Business Analysis (ITBA) Fall and Spring admission
Quinnipiac University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Fall and Spring admission
Robert Morris University Online Master Of Science In Data Analytics program Five start dates per year: August, October, January, March and May
Rutgers University Online Master of Information with a Concentration in Data Science (Analytics) Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Saint Joseph's University Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics program (MSBIA) Three starts per year: January, May, September
Saint Louis University Online Master of Science in Applied Analytics program Fall and Spring (Summer admission may be possible with approval)
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Online Master’s in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics program Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program (MSDA) Fall admission only
Southern New Hampshire University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program Five start dates per year
Stevens Institute of Technology Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics program Fall and Spring admission
Syracuse University BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Four starts per year: January, April, July, October
Texas A&M University Online Master of Science in Analytics program Fall admission only
The University of Alabama Online Master of Science in Marketing with a Specialization in Marketing Analytics Fall, Spring and Summer admission
The University of Alabama Online Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) Decision Analytics Track Fall, Spring and Summer admission
The University of Kansas Edwards Campus Online Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics program (Data Analytics emphasis) Fall, Spring and Summer admission
University of Maryland University College Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program Five start dates per year
University of Missouri Online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics program Fall admission only
The University of Texas at Dallas Online Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (MS ITM) with a Concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics Fall, Spring and Summer admission
University of Wisconsin - Madison Online Master of Engineering: Engineering Data Analytics Option Fall admission only
Utica College Online Master of Science in Data Science with a Specialization in Business Analytics Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Villanova University Online Master of Science in Analytics program Program starts in the Fall and Spring semesters
West Virginia University Online MS in Business Data Analytics program Fall admission only
Western Governors University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Program can be started on the 1st of each month, which starts a student’s 6-month term (12 starts per year)

Start Dates by Online Master’s in Data Science Program:

School Program Program Starts
DePaul University Master of Science in Data Science - Computational Methods Concentration Four starts per year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Elmhurst College Online Master of Science in Data Science program Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer terms
George Mason University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering (Data Science) Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Georgia Southern University Online Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) with a Concentration in Data Mining and Data Warehousing Fall admission only
Illinois Institute of Technology Online Master of Data Science program Fall and Spring admission
Indiana University Bloomington Online Master of Science in Data Science program Fall admission only
Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Online Master of Science in Data Science Fall and Spring admission
Kent State University Online Master of Digital Sciences with a Concentration in Data Science Fall, Spring and Summer admission (full-time program only starts in the Fall and Spring)
Lewis University Online Online Master of Science in Data Science program Multiple starts throughout the year
Maryville University Online Master of Science in Data Science Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Northwestern University Online Master of Science in Data Science Four starts per year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Northwestern University Online Master's in Information Systems (MSIS) - Data Science Specialization Four starts per year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Oklahoma State University Online Master of Science in Management Information Systems with a Data Science Option Fall admission only
Regis University Online Master of Science in Data Science program Six start dates per year: August, October, January, March, May, June
Saint Mary's College Online Master of Science in Data Science program Fall admission only
Southern Methodist University DataScience@SMU Online Master of Science in Data Science program Three starts per year: January, May, September
Stevens Institute of Technology Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics program - Data Science Concentration Fall and Spring admission
University of California, Berkeley datascience@berkeley Online Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program Three starts per year: January, May, September
University of California, Riverside Online Master of Science in Engineering with a focus in Data Science Four starts per year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
University of Colorado Boulder Online Master of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Data Science and Engineering Fall, Spring and Summer admission
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Online Master of Computer Science in Data Science (MCS-DS) track Fall, Spring and Summer admission
University of Michigan Online Master of Applied Data Science Three starts per year (Fall, Spring and Summer)
University of Michigan - Dearborn Online Masters in Computer and Information Science with a Concentration in Data Management and Analytics (Data Science) Fall, Winter and Spring admission
The University of Oklahoma Online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics program Fall and Summer admission
University of Southern California Online Master of Science in Computer Science (Data Science) Fall and Spring admission
University of Wisconsin - Extension Online Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) program Three starts per year: Fall, Spring, Summer semesters
Utica College Online Master of Science in Data Science program Fall, Spring and Summer admission

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