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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology - Online Master of Science in Analytics Program

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers an online Master of Science in Analytics degree that focuses on the science, technology, and business applications of data mining and analysis. Students learn to use predictive, descriptive, and prescriptive modeling techniques to draw conclusions and inform organizational decision making in the data-intensive business world. This is a 36-credit degree program that is designed to be completed by part-time students in two years, or six semesters. The program can be taken 100% online, but students have the option of attending monthly on-campus weekend sessions in some courses. There are no required campus visits.

Harrisburg University employs an Executive Format for professional graduate degrees like the MS in Analytics, coupling the convenience of online learning with the option of attending in-person, on-campus class meetings one weekend per month. This campus-based programming is not mandatory, and is meant to complement the weekly online class sessions. The online courses are conducted synchronously, which means students are required to be present online at designated times for live lectures, presentations, and discussions.

The curriculum for the MS in Analytics was designed in partnership with the school’s Employer Advisory Board, a group made up of industry leaders in the fields of data science, information technology, and business management. Students must take five core analytics courses: Analytics I: Principles and Applications; Modeling, Simulation and Gamification; Analytics II: Principles and Applications; Risk Modeling and Assessment; and Data Mining and Engineering. There is also a required experiential learning component, which gives students the option of taking a course in Research Methodology and Writing and then completing an Applied Project in Analytics, or completing a Graduate Thesis in an approved subject area.

The program’s remaining credits are available through elective coursework. These classes target specific analytics proficiencies, including: Strategic Information Systems Planning, Engineering & Management; Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Principles; User-Centered Design; Business Process Modeling and Workflow Systems; Health Informatics and Information Systems; Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems; Digital and Global Organizations; and Allied Statistical Methods.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Programs Offered: Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Instruction Methods: Program uses synchronous instruction with weekly live presentations and discussions. Students have the option to complete some courses in an executive format where they attend on-campus classes once a month, but these are not required.
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Online Master of Science in Analytics program

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Data Mining and Engineering, Analytics I: Principles and Applications, Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems, Risk Modeling and Assessment
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Six start dates per year
Curriculum Options: Part-time only
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 2 years (if students take two courses per semester for six semesters)
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA to apply
Testing Requirements: Not required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$28,800 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $800 per semester hour
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states

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