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

There is currently one school in the state of Iowa offering an online master’s in analytics program: Iowa State University (ISU). The Ivy College of Business at ISU offers an online Master of Business Analytics program that targets the IT tools and interpretive skills that are used to make data-driven decisions and assessments in the business world. The program is built around six required courses in core business analytics proficiencies, including a capstone project. It also allows students to choose four electives in advanced analytics subjects like multivariate statistics, algorithm design, and data visualization. While the majority of the coursework is online, ISU requires that students attend three weeklong, campus-based immersion sessions, which are held at the beginning, middle, and end of the program.

ISU’s online Master of Business Analytics program is designed for students who have a minimum of two years of professional experience in the field of data analytics. It is a part-time program that typically takes 21 months to complete. The program admits a cohort of students once a year, in the summer, and those students attend an on-campus initiation session to begin the coursework and to meet with instructors and classmates. The cohort then progress sequentially through the core coursework as a group, utilizing an online learning management platform that supports synchronous instruction. This means that students must be present online at specific times to participate in weekly lectures and discussions.

ISU’s Ivy College of Business has designed a multidisciplinary data analytics curriculum that draws on the university’s assets in the areas of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, statistics, and industrial and manufacturing systems engineering. The campus-based sessions addresses business-oriented subjects like teambuilding, leadership, and marketing analytics. The online coursework targets the various data information technology systems and analytics methodologies used to solve problems and improve efficiency in the business world. Each student must then demonstrate his or her ability to analyze real-world data using advanced tools and technologies in a capstone project that culminates in a final, weeklong campus immersion session.

In addition to ISU, there are 71 out-of-state schools offering online master’s in analytics programs that accept applicants from Iowa. These schools offer a total of 87 online programs that OnlineEducation.com groups into three different categories: data analytics, data science, and business intelligence. This may be particularly relevant for prospective applicants interested in exploring online programs in areas other than business analytics, and/or for students who would prefer a program that is 100% online (this may be especially true for students who cannot travel to the ISU campus). Only 11 of these 71 out-of-state schools offer programs that require campus visits (no more than two per year). The other 60 schools offer programs that are entirely online. Tuition for out-of-state online students is often the same as for in-state online students. However, prospective applicants should confirm actual tuition costs with a representative from each program before applying.

Online Data Analytics and Data Science Programs in Iowa

School Fully Online Instruction* Programs
Iowa State University No Analytics (Master of Business Analytics)

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

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)
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)
Regis University Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
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 Colorado Denver Yes Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS))
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.