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Online Master's in Data Analytics and Data Science Programs in Colorado

There are currently three schools in the state of Colorado offering online master’s degree programs in the field of analytics: Regis University; University of Colorado Boulder; and University of Colorado Denver. Based on the curricula of the programs, OnlineEducation.com classifies the degrees offered by Regis University and University of Colorado Boulder as master’s in data science programs; whereas, University of Colorado Denver’s program is classified as a master’s in business intelligence program. All three of these programs are 100% online and utilize learning management systems that support asynchronous instruction. This means that students have on-demand access to course lectures and other class materials without having to log in at specific times to attend live lectures. Students in these programs are not required to visit the campus during the program.

The College of Computer & Information Sciences at Regis University offers a Master of Science in Data Science program that focuses on the programming skills and IT systems used by data scientists to process and analyze big data. It includes coursework in data engineering, statistical modeling, and the ethics of data collection. There are two practicums built into the curriculum, which give students the opportunity to apply the skills they are learning to real-world data science projects.

The Master’s in Data Science program offered by Regis is structured to accommodate working professionals who have a background in statistics and computer programming. It is designed to be completed in two years, and has six start dates per years, in August, October, January, March, May, and June.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder has an online Master of Science in Computer Science program that offers an emphasis in Data Science and Engineering. The curriculum focuses on the tools data scientists use to build and manage advanced database and knowledge management systems. Students in the Data Science and Engineering track can take classes in subjects like machine learning, data mining, and linear programming.

The University of Colorado Boulder’s online master’s in data science allows for full- or part-time enrollment. Full-time students can expect to complete the program in 16 months; part-time students have up to four-years to finish the degree requirements. The program has three start dates per year, in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

(Note: The University of Colorado Boulder is planning to launch a new online Master of Science in Data Science program in January of 2021. While the school continues to offer its Master of Science in Computer Science program in an online format, potential applicants should contact a program representative regarding the continued availability of the program’s Data Science and Engineering concentration.)

The University of Colorado Denver’s Business School has an online Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) degree program that offers a specialization in Business Intelligence. The MSIS curriculum is based on standards set by the Association for Information Systems and the Association for Computing Machinery. The Business Intelligence specialization includes coursework in financial management, accounting analytics, and the IT systems used in marketing and business management.

Student in the master’s in business intelligence program at the University of Colorado Denver can enroll full-time and graduate in four semesters, or 16 months. Part-time students in the program generally complete the requirements in six semesters, or two years. The MSIS program accepts students for enrollment three times a year, in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

In addition to the three schools in Colorado that offer online master’s in analytics programs, there are currently 70 out-of-state schools that accept applicants from Colorado. These schools offer a total of 86 online master’s programs in data analytics, data science, and business intelligence. This is particularly important for students who are interested in pursuing a program that is more focused on data analytics as opposed to data science or business intelligence. Of the 70 out-of-state schools that accept students from Colorado, 58 are completely online, while 12 require no more than two campus visits per year. In many cases, the tuition costs are the same for in-state and out-of-state online students. However, potential applicants should contact schools regarding tuition costs as some programs do indeed charge higher tuition for out-of-state students.

Online Data Analytics and Data Science Programs in Colorado

School Fully Online Instruction* Programs
Regis University Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
University of Colorado Denver Yes Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS))

Online Data Analytics and Data Science Programs that Accept Students from Colorado

School Fully Online Instruction* Programs
American University No Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
Arizona State University No Analytics (Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Business Analytics)
Austin Peay State University Yes Analytics (MS in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods, Professional Science Masters in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods)
Bay Path University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Applied Data Science)
Bellevue University Yes Analytics (Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Business Analytics)
Boston University Yes Analytics, Business Intelligence (MS in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS))
Brandeis University Yes Analytics (Online Master of Science in Strategic Analytics)
Carnegie Mellon University Yes Analytics, Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT))
Central Connecticut State University No Analytics (Master of Science in Data Mining)
Clarkson University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
Creighton University Yes Analytics, Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Analytics)
CUNY School of Professional Studies Yes Analytics, Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
Dakota State University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
Davenport University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
DePaul University Yes Data Science (MS in Data Science)
Elmhurst College Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
George Mason University Yes Analytics, Data Science (Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering)
Georgia Southern University No Data Science (Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS))
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
Illinois Institute of Technology Yes Analytics (Master of Computer Science (MSC)), Data Science (Master of Data Science)
Indiana University No Analytics (Master of Science in Business Analytics)
Indiana University Bloomington Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
Iowa State University No Analytics (Master of Business Analytics)
Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Government Analytics)
Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
Kent State University Yes Data Science (Master of Digital Sciences)
Lewis University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Business Analytics)
Lewis University Online Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
Maryville University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Business Data Analytics), Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
National University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Business Analytics & Master of Science in Health & Life Science Analytics)
New Jersey Institute of Technology Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS))
Northeastern University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Business Analytics and Master of Professional Studies in Analytics)
Northwestern University Yes Data Science (Master's in Information Systems, Master of Science in Data Science)
Notre Dame of Maryland University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
Oklahoma State University Yes Analytics, Data Science (Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science)
Oregon State University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
The Pennsylvania State University Yes Analytics, Business Intelligence (Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics)
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Institute Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Information Technology)
Quinnipiac University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Business Analytics)
Robert Morris University Yes Analytics (Master Of Science In Data Analytics)
Rutgers University Yes Analytics (Master of Information)
Saint Joseph's University Yes Analytics, Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics)
Saint Louis University Yes Analytics (Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Master of Science in Applied Analytics)
Saint Mary's College No Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Yes Analytics (Master’s in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics)
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
Southern Methodist University No Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
Southern New Hampshire University Yes Analytics (Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics, Master of Science in Data Analytics)
Stevens Institute of Technology Yes Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science (Master of Science Business Intelligence & Analytics)
Syracuse University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Business Analytics)
Texas A&M University No Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
The University of Alabama Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Marketing, Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM))
University of California, Berkeley No Data Science (Master of Information and Data Science)
University of California, Riverside Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Engineering)
University of Dayton Yes Analytics (Master of Business Analytics)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Yes Data Science (Master of Computer Science in Data Science (MCS-DS))
The University of Kansas Edwards Campus Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics)
University of Maryland Global Campus Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
University of Michigan Yes Data Science (Master of Applied Data Science)
University of Michigan - Dearborn Yes Data Science (Masters in Computer and Information Science)
University of Missouri No Analytics (Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics)
The University of Oklahoma Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics)
University of Southern California Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Computer Science)
The University of Texas at Dallas Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Information Technology and Management)
University of Wisconsin - Extension Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
University of Wisconsin - Madison Yes Analytics (Master of Engineering)
Utica College Yes Analytics, Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
Villanova University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
West Virginia University No Analytics (MS in Business Data Analytics)
Western Governors University Yes Analytics (Bachelor of Science in Data Management/Data Analytics, Master of Science Data Analytics)

*Programs with fully online instruction do not require students to visit the campus during the program. Programs marked “No” require students to visit the campus two or fewer times per year for on-campus orientations or intensive sessions.