Online Master's in Data Analytics and Data Science Programs in New York

There are four schools with campuses in the state of New York that offer online master’s programs in the field of analytics: Clarkson University; the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), Syracuse University; and Utica College. OnlineEducation.com classifies four of the programs offered by these New York schools as master’s in analytics programs, and one as a data science program, based on a detailed assessment of their curricula. Clarkson University and Syracuse University offer data analytics programs using synchronous instruction, which requires students to log in to real-time course lectures at designated times. CUNY SPS and Utica College offer data analytics programs that utilize asynchronous instruction, which allows students to view pre-recorded lectures on demand, 24-7. Utica College also offers a master’s in data science program. All five of these programs are 100% online and do not require any campus visits.

Clarkson University offers an online Master of Science in Data Analytics program that targets the tools and technologies used to make data-driven decisions, from statistical modeling to data mining, data structuring, and data visualization. Full-time students can complete the program requirements in one-and-a-half-years. Students who enroll on a part-time basis generally complete the degree within three years. Weekly course lectures are delivered in real-time using AdobeConnect, and online discussion boards are used to facilitate peer-to-peer interactions. The program accepts new students twice a year, in the fall and spring semesters.

The online Master of Science in Data Analytics program at CUNY SPS includes coursework in core analytics proficiencies, like statistical and mathematical modeling, as well as electives in subject areas like machine learning, financial analytics, and urban sustainability. There is also a final research project in which students apply data analytics tools to a real-world problem. Students who have a background in statistics, linear algebra, and computer programming can complete this program in two to three years of part-time enrollment.

CUNY SPS utilizes an online learning platform that supports asynchronous instruction, which gives students on-demand access to lectures and other course materials. The program has three start dates per year, with new students accepted in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University offers a business-oriented master’s degree in analytics that emphasizes the use of data collection and interpretation tools and technologies in marketing, accounting, supply-chain management, and other aspects of business management. The Master of Science in Business Analytics (BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse) curriculum includes courses in management science, decision-making strategies, and marketing research. The program is designed to be completed in 18 months of part-time enrollment by students who may already be working in the field of business analytics.

BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse uses synchronous instruction for its online courses. Students participate in live-streaming lectures and discussions, and have on-demand access to other media-rich course materials through an online learning platform. The program has four start dates per year, with new students accepted in January, April, July and October.

Utica College’s Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) program has several optional concentrations, including a Business Analytics track, which provides a data analytics curriculum. Other specializations include Cybersecurity, Financial Crime, Social Science Analytics, and a General track that allows students to take a range of data science electives.

The core data science curriculum offered by Utica College is comprised of five foundational courses that cover statistical modeling, data mining, machine learning, and data visualization skills. The Business Analytics concentration provides training in financial management and the application of analytics tools and technologies to problem solving in the business world. The Utica College MS-DS program is offered part-time with no required campus visits and utilizes asynchronous instruction. Students can complete the degree requirements in five semesters, or roughly 20 months. It has start dates in the fall, spring, and summer.

Students in New York also have the option of attending out-of-state universities that accept students from New York. This may be an important consideration for students who would like to obtain an online master’s in business intelligence degree, since the programs offered by Clarkson University, CUNY SPS, Syracuse University, and Utica College focus on data analytics and data science. Currently, there are 68 out-of-state schools offering a total of 83 online master’s degrees in the field of analytics (data analytics, data science, business intelligence) that accept candidates from New York. For students concerned about tuition costs, several universities actually charge the same rates for in-state and out-of-state online students. (Note: students should check with prospective schools for the most up-to-date tuition information.) The majority of these schools – 57 out of 68 – offer programs that are 100% online and do not require any campus visits. The other 11 schools require two or fewer campus visits per year.

Online Data Analytics and Data Science Programs in New York

School Fully Online Instruction* Programs
Clarkson University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
CUNY School of Professional Studies Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
Syracuse University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Business Analytics)
Utica College Yes Analytics, Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)

Online Data Analytics and Data Science Programs that Accept Students from New York

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 (Professional Science Masters (PSM))
Baker College Yes Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS))
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)
Creighton University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (MSBIA))
Dakota State University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
Davenport University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
DePaul University Yes Analytics (MS in Predictive Analytics), Business Intelligence (MS in Information Systems)
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)
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)
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 Analytics (Master of Science in Predictive Analytics (MSPA)), Business Intelligence (Master's in Information Systems (MSIS))
Notre Dame of Maryland University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
Oklahoma State University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Business Analytics), Data Science (Master of Science in Management Information Systems)
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)
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))
The University of Alabama in Huntsville Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Management Science)
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 Boulder Yes Data Science (Master of Science in Computer Science)
University of Colorado Denver Yes Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS))
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 University College Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
University of Michigan - Dearborn Yes Analytics (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's in Applied Computing)
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.