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Oregon State University - Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Program

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.

Oregon State University: Ecampus

Programs Offered: Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction. Students interact with instructors and classmates through email and online discussion boards and students can contact instructors through Skype and/or on the phone.
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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
Optional Concentrations: Option to specialize in Health Analytics
Example Courses: Foundations of Data Analytics, Time Series Analytics, Big Data Management, Applied Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Visualization
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 45 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall admission only
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Full-time: program can be completed in 1.5 years (taking 3 classes per quarter); Part-time: program takes 2 years to complete (taking 2 classes per quarter)
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: Not required
Work Experience: Undergraduate statistics course required for admission as well as an understanding of probability distributions, confidence intervals, study designs and hypothesis tests.
Tuition Costs: ~$23,445 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $521 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states

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