Notre Dame of Maryland University offers an online Master of Science in Analytics degree that focuses on the computer science, mathematics, and business knowledge and skills used to collect, manage, and interpret large datasets. This multidisciplinary program covers database architecture, data mining, data visualization, and data security. Students are required to complete 36 credits of coursework, which can be done in two years of part-time enrollment. The program is 100% online, and does not require any campus visits.
The online programs at Notre Dame of Maryland University utilize a learning management system (LMS) that supports asynchronous instruction. This means that video lectures and other course materials are accessible to students on-demand, 24/7. The school’s LMS is configured to encourage collaborative learning. Students engage in peer-to-peer interactions through class discussion boards, and can communicate with instructors via email and the LMS.
Notre Dame of Maryland University’s MS in Analytics has three curricular components. Most of the 36 credits required for graduation are conferred through eight core Computer Studies courses that count for a total of 24 credits. These include: Foundations of Analytics; Data Design and Management; Data Tools; Data Visualization; Project Management; Critical Inquiry; Data Security; and Data Mining and Warehousing. The remaining credits (12) are evenly divided between coursework in mathematics and business/economics. Applied Statistics and Data and Decision Making are the two required math-based courses. Each student then chooses two business/economics courses in consultation with an advisor.
Notre Dame of Maryland University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.