Oregon State University’s College of Science offers an online master of science in data analytics program that integrates training in statistical analysis with computer science coursework in big data programming skills. The program covers core data analytics proficiencies, and gives students the option of specializing in Health Analytics. Students who enroll full-time in the program can complete the 13 courses, or 45 credits, needed to graduate in one-and-a-half years by taking three classes per quarter. Students may also opt for part-time enrollment and graduate in two years by taking two classes per quarter. The program is 100% online and does not require any campus visits.
The MS in Data Analytics program at Oregon State University features courses developed and taught by full-time Oregon State faculty, and is offered through Oregon State Ecampus. It utilizes asynchronous instruction, which gives students on-demand access to lectures and other interactive course components. Email and online discussion boards are used to facilitate interactions between students and instructors, and instructors provide individual feedback using video conferencing software (Skype and Google Hangouts).
Oregon State University’s MS in Data Analytics curriculum is built on a foundation of core coursework in statistics and computer science. There are six required statistics courses: Foundations of Data Analytics; Data Analytics I & II; Time Series Analytics, Multivariate Analytics; and a capstone project. The computer science core includes a Programming Concepts for Non-Majors class, as well as Big Data Management and Applied Machine Learning. Students on the general data analytics track may then choose four electives in subject areas like Data Mining, Data Visualization, and Survey Methods. Students who opt for the Health Analytics specialization may choose one elective in addition to three specified courses: Applied Survival Analysis; Introduction to Quantitative Genomics; and Statistical Methods for Genomic Research.
Oregon State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.