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Davenport University - Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Program

The College of Arts and Sciences at Davenport University offers an online Master of Science in Data Analytics degree that focuses on using the tools and technology of big data to craft real-world business solutions. Students learn about analytics software programming, machine learning, data mining, statistical modeling, and data visualization. The program encompasses 10 three-credit courses (30 credits), including an Applied Data Analytics Capstone, and can be completed by part-time students in five semesters, or two-and-a-half years. The degree is 100% online and requires no campus visits.

Most of the coursework in Davenport’s online MS in Data Analytics is conducted through asynchronous instruction. This means that students are able to access video lectures and other course materials on-demand using the school’s online learning platform. Assignments and exams must be completed according to a set schedule using the online learning platform, which also allows students to communicate with professors and classmates. In addition, some courses utilize a “live classroom” audio and video tool for synchronous, real-time instruction. These sessions require students to be online at specific times in order to participate in group discussions and interactive presentations.

The MS in Data Analytics program features an interdisciplinary curriculum developed in partnership with the university’s College of Business, College of Technology, College of Health Professions, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Classes are meant to be taken sequentially over five semesters, and in the Fall the program enrolls a new cohort of students who then progress together through two courses each semester. There are four foundational and six advanced courses in Data Analytics that cover subjects like: Data Methods for Business Analytics; Principles of Data Warehousing; Cloud Computing; and Statistical Analysis for Data Analytics. The capstone project, or Applied Data Analytics II, is taken in the final semester, and it gives students the opportunity to put their analytics training to work by designing and implementing a unique data analysis project.

Davenport University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Davenport University: College of Arts and Sciences

Programs Offered: Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
Instruction Methods: Majority of courses use asynchronous instruction where students can access lectures and course materials at any time. Some classes may have an occasional live synchronous session. Students must still meet deadlines for assignments and exams.
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Online Master of Science in Data Analytics program

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Essentials of Business Analytics, Data Validation and Statistical Simulation, Principles of Data Warehousing, Statistical Analysis of Data Analytics
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall admission only
Curriculum Options: Part-time only
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 2.5 years (5 semesters)
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: Not required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$21,870 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $729 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: Program does not currently accept students from Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky and Wisconsin

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