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Data Analytics and Data Science Program Interviews researches and provides in-depth information on online analytics programs, including online data science and online business intelligence programs. As part of our mission to help students find and research online analytics degree programs, we have started interviewing faculty and administrators from programs listed on the site. These interviews are designed to offer additional details about a program’s structure, its curriculum, and its pedagogical approach, so that prospective students can learn more about capstone projects, academic support services, and specializations/tracks. These interviews also offer insights on the pros and cons of pursuing an analytics degree online, and valuable advice for submitting a competitive application.

Interview with Nicolle Clements, Ph.D. – Saint Joseph’s University

Dr. Nicolle Clements is the academic coordinator for the online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics program at Saint Joseph’s University. In this interview she provides details about the curriculum, the advantages of earning an online degree, and what the program looks for in applicants.

Interview with Michael McCarthy, Ph.D. – Utica College

Dr. Michael McCarthy, Director of Utica College’s Master of Science in Data Science program, provides detailed information on the program’s curriculum, its areas of specialization, and the services and support offered to online students in the MSDS program.