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Are There Any Part-Time Online Master's in Data Analytics / Data Science Programs?

Answer: Yes – there are part-time online Master’s in Data Analytics and Master’s in Data Science programs.

Part-time online Master’s in Data Analytics and Master’s in Data Science programs may take as few as 16-18 months to complete. However, most part-time programs can be completed in two to three years, depending on the program’s format and requirements. There are part-time programs that allow students four to five years to complete the program. These programs may be a good option for students who can only take one course per semester, or who may need the flexibility to go some semesters without taking classes.

Many online Master’s in Data Analytics and Master’s in Data Science programs are designed to accommodate part-time students who may have jobs, families, or other commitments outside of school. These programs have core courses and other curricular requirements that must be completed in order to graduate. However, they offer part-time students varying degrees of flexibility in terms of how those courses are sequenced and how many courses are taken per term. In some cases, the only requirement is that all of credits and coursework necessary for graduation must be completed within a certain number of years (usually between five and seven years).

One important consideration for part-time online students can be the structure of the program’s academic calendar. Some programs adhere to a traditional two- or three-semester academic calendar (fall, spring, and summer). In these programs, it is not uncommon for students to take courses year-round with one or two courses per semester. Others incorporate five or more shorter terms per year. These terms may last for five-to-eight weeks. Part-time students in these programs generally enroll in one course per term, and they may even have the option of skipping terms when outside commitments do not allow them to focus on classwork. Finally, for some programs that take two years to complete, which is typical for part-time programs, students may actually be enrolled full-time based on how the university classifies full-time versus part-time enrollment.

Part-Time Online Master’s in Data Analytics Programs

School Program Program Length
American University Analytics@American Online Master of Science in Analytics (MSAn) program Program can be completed in 15 months
Austin Peay State University Online Computer Science and Quantitative Methods Professional Science Masters (PSM) with a Concentration in Data Management and Analysis Program can be completed in 2 years
Austin Peay State University Online Master of Science in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods Program can be completed in 2 years
Bay Path University Online Master of Science in Applied Data Science program Program can be completed in 24 months
Bellevue University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Program can be completed in 36 months
Boston University Online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Data Analytics Program can be completed in 18-24 months
Brandeis University Online Master of Science in Strategic Analytics program Program takes 2.5 to 3 years to complete (on average), students have up to 5 years to complete the program
Carnegie Mellon University Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Distance Track - Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Program can be completed in 2 to 3 years (maximum of 5 years)
Central Connecticut State University Online Master of Science in Data Mining program Program can be completed in 20-36 months (length depends on number of courses taken per semester: one or two)
Clarkson University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Program length depends on how many courses taken per semester, but students are advised to finish the program within 3 years
Creighton University Online Master of Science in Analytics Program can be completed in 2 years (students usually take 3-6 credits per semester)
CUNY School of Professional Studies Online Master of Science in Data Science program (Analytics) Program can be completed in about 3 years (6 credits each Fall and Spring semester)
Dakota State University Online Master of Science in Analytics program Students have up to 5 years to complete the program depending on how many credits they take per semester
Davenport University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program Program can be completed in 2.5 years (5 semesters)
George Mason University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering Program can be completed in 18 months
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Online Master of Science in Analytics program Program can be completed in 2 years (if students take two courses per semester for six semesters)
Illinois Institute of Technology Online Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Data Analytics Program can be completed in 2 years
Indiana University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Students have up to 5 years to complete the program
Iowa State University Online Master of Business Analytics program Program can be completed in 21 months
Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs Online Master of Science in Government Analytics Program can be completed in 2 years (2 courses per term)
Lewis University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Program length depends on how many courses a student takes per session (program can be completed full-time in 15 months)
Maryville University Online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics Program can be completed in 20 months, students have up to 5 years to finish the program
New Jersey Institute of Technology Online Master of Science in Computer Science with a Database and Data Mining Specialization Program can be completed in approximately 1.5 years (5 semesters)
Northeastern University Online Master of Professional Studies in Analytics Program can be completed in 24 months
Northeastern University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Program can be completed in 2 years
Notre Dame of Maryland University Online Master of Science in Analytics program Program can be completed in 2 years
Oklahoma State University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program (MSBAN) Program can be completed in 2 years
Oregon State University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program Program takes 2 years to complete (taking 2 classes per quarter)
The Pennsylvania State University Online Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics - Business Analytics option Program typically takes 2 years to complete
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Institute Online Master of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Business Analysis (ITBA) Program typically takes 2 to 3 years to complete
Quinnipiac University Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Program takes approximately 2 years to complete (2 courses per semester: fall, spring and summer)
Robert Morris University Online Master Of Science In Data Analytics program Program can be completed in 2 years (1 course per session)
Rutgers University Online Master of Information with a Concentration in Data Science (Analytics) Program can be completed in 3 years
Saint Joseph's University Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics program (MSBIA) Program can be completed in 20 to 24 months (1 course per session)
Saint Louis University Online Master of Science in Applied Analytics program Program can be completed in approximately 2.5 years (1 course per term)
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program (MSDA) Program can be completed in 2 years
Southern New Hampshire University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program Program length depends on how many courses a student takes per semester, students have up to 8 years to finish the program (program can be completed full-time in 15 months)
Stevens Institute of Technology Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics program Program can be completed in 24 to 48 months (1-2 courses per semester)
Syracuse University BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program Program can be completed in as little as 18 months
Texas A&M University Online Master of Science in Analytics program Program can be completed in 20 months (5 semesters)
The University of Alabama Online Master of Science in Marketing with a Specialization in Marketing Analytics Program can be completed in approximately 2 years
The University of Alabama Online Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) Decision Analytics Track Program can be completed in approximately 2 years
University of Dayton Online Master of Business Analytics Program can be completed in 12 to 18 months (4 to 6 terms)
The University of Kansas Edwards Campus Online Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics program (Data Analytics emphasis) Program can be completed in 2-3 years depending on number of credits taken per semester (students have up to 7 years to complete the program)
University of Maryland University College Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program Program can be completed in 2 years
University of Missouri Online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics program Program can be completed in 2 years
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 Program can be completed in 2 years
University of Wisconsin - Madison Online Master of Engineering: Engineering Data Analytics Option Program can be completed in 2 years
Utica College Online Master of Science in Data Science with a Specialization in Business Analytics Program can be completed in 5 semesters or approximately 20 months
Villanova University Online Master of Science in Analytics program Program can be completed in 24 months
Western Governors University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Students are expected to complete at least 8 competency units per term, which means program can be completed in 2 years (full-time enrollment)

Part-Time Online Master’s in Data Science Programs

School Program Program Length
DePaul University Master of Science in Data Science - Computational Methods Concentration Program can be completed in 39 months (1 class per quarter)
Elmhurst College Online Master of Science in Data Science program Program can be completed in 2 years
George Mason University Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering (Data Science) Program can be completed in 18 months
Georgia Southern University Online Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) with a Concentration in Data Mining and Data Warehousing Program can be completed in 20 months (5 semesters - 2 courses per semester)
Illinois Institute of Technology Online Master of Data Science program Program can be completed in 2 years
Indiana University Bloomington Online Master of Science in Data Science program Students have up to 5 years to complete the program
Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Online Master of Science in Data Science Program can be completed in 20 months taking two courses per semester (5 semesters) or 40 months taking one course per semester (10 semester) - students must complete the program within 5 years
Kent State University Online Master of Digital Sciences with a Concentration in Data Science Program can be completed in 2-3 years depending on the number of courses taken per semester
Lewis University Online Online Master of Science in Data Science program Program can be completed in as little as 24 months
Maryville University Online Master of Science in Data Science Program can be completed in 20 months
Northwestern University Online Master of Science in Data Science Program can be completed in 2 to 3 years (maximum of 5 years)
Northwestern University Online Master's in Information Systems (MSIS) - Data Science Specialization Program can be completed in 2 to 3 years (maximum of 5 years)
Oklahoma State University Online Master of Science in Management Information Systems with a Data Science Option Program can be completed in 2.5 years (students have up to 7 years to finish the program)
Regis University Online Master of Science in Data Science program Program typically takes 2 years to complete
Saint Mary's College Online Master of Science in Data Science program Program can be completed in 20 to 24 months (5-6 semesters)
Southern Methodist University DataScience@SMU Online Master of Science in Data Science program Program takes 28 months to complete
Stevens Institute of Technology Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics program - Data Science Concentration Program can be completed in 24 to 48 months (1-2 courses per semester)
University of California, Berkeley datascience@berkeley Online Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program Program can be completed in a maximum of 32 months (one course per semester)
University of California, Riverside Online Master of Science in Engineering with a focus in Data Science Program can be completed with a lighter course load per quarter (minimum time to complete the program full-time is 13 months)
University of Colorado Boulder Online Master of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Data Science and Engineering Students have up to 4 years to complete the program depending on how many classes they take per semester
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Online Master of Computer Science in Data Science (MCS-DS) track Program can be completed in 2 years (students have up to 5 years to finish the program)
University of Michigan Online Master of Applied Data Science Program can be completed in 24 to 36 months
University of Michigan - Dearborn Online Masters in Computer and Information Science with a Concentration in Data Management and Analytics (Data Science) Program length depends on how many courses a student takes per semester, students have up to 5 years to finish the program (program can be completed full-time in 16-24 months)
The University of Oklahoma Online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics program Program length depends on how many courses a student takes per semester (program can be completed full-time in 14 months)
University of Southern California Online Master of Science in Computer Science (Data Science) Program can be completed in 2.5 to 3.5 years
University of Wisconsin - Extension Online Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) program Program can be completed in 4 years (if student takes 1 class per semester)
Utica College Online Master of Science in Data Science program Program can be completed in 5 semesters or approximately 20 months

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