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

In the state of Pennsylvania there are currently seven schools offering online master’s in analytics programs: Carnegie Mellon University; Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; Pennsylvania State University (Penn State); Robert Morris University; Saint Joseph’s University; Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; and Villanova University. Based on OnlineEducation.com’s classification of masters in analytics programs, all seven universities offer online master’s in data analytics programs, while three also offer online master’s in business intelligence programs. All ten of these programs are 100% online and do not require any campus visits.

The analytics program at Carnegie Mellon University is offered through the Heinz College School of Information Systems & Management. In addition to its core Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) curriculum, it has Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) concentration that allows students to focus on either data analytics or business intelligence coursework by choosing electives in those subject areas. This is a part-time program, designed for students with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience. It utilizes asynchronous instruction, and can be completed in two-to-three years, depending on the number of courses taken per semester. The MSIT program accepts applications for start dates in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers an online Master of Science in Analytics program that targets data mining technologies and their business applications. It generally takes part-time students two years, or six semesters, to complete the program. Courses are taught synchronously, which means students must be present online for real-time lectures and discussions. While there are no required campus visits, students have the option of attending monthly weekend sessions on campus. The program has six starts dates per year.

Through its World Campus distance learning initiative, Penn State offers an online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Data Analytics that has an optional Business Analytics track. OnlineEducation.com classifies the MPS in Data Analytics as a business intelligence program, based on its coursework. The Business Analytics track is classified as a data analytics program. Students in the MPS in Data Analytics program can expect to complete the requirements in two years of part-time enrollment, which is also true of the Business Analytics track. Courses are taught asynchronously, which gives students on-demand access to lectures and course materials. The program admits new applicants twice a year, for the fall and spring semesters.

The School of Communications and Information Systems at Robert Morris University offers an online Master of Science in Data Analytics program that gives students the option of choosing from two concentration areas: Data Analytics and Enterprise Systems. Both concentrations are classified by OnlineEducation.com as master’s in data analytics programs. Students can complete the requirements in two years by taking one course per eight-week session. Robert Morris University utilizes asynchronous instruction for its online courses, and accepts applicants for the MS in Data Analytics program five times per year, in August, October, January, March and May.

Saint Joseph’s University offers an online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (MSBIA) program through its Erivan K. Haub School of Business. OnlineEducation.com classifies the program as both a master’s in data analytics program and a master’s in business intelligence program because it offers relevant coursework in both subject areas. Students who enroll in one course per semester can expect to complete the program in 20-24 months. Saint Joseph’s University utilizes an online learning platform that supports real-time, synchronous instruction, although some lectures and course materials are available on-demand, 24-7. The program has three starts dates per years, in September, January, and May.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania offers an online Master of Science in Data Analytics (MSDA) that targets the business and organizational applications of quantitative analytics tools and technologies. The program can be completed in as few as ten months by full-time students. Those who opt for part-time enrollment generally graduate in two years. The online MSDA program utilizes asynchronous instruction and has one start date per year, in the fall.

The Villanova School of Business and the Center for Business Analytics at Villanova University offers an online Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) program that focuses on big data technologies and proficiencies in the area of business analytics. The program uses a cohort model for online learning, which means that students progress through the program as a group, taking online courses that include both synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students who take one or two classes each quarter can complete the program in 20 months. The program admits new applicants for two start dates per years, in the fall and in the spring.

There are currently 66 out-of-state schools offering 79 online master’s in analytics programs that accept applicants from Pennsylvania. The may be of particular interest to students who are interested in exploring online programs in data science, as well as additional programs in data analytics and business intelligence. Most of these out-of-state schools – 54 of the 66 – do not require any campus visits. The other 12 schools have online programs that require no more than two campus visits per year. Several schools offer the same tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state online students; however, for the most up-to-date information, prospective students should contact individual schools regarding tuition costs for out-of-state students.

Online Data Analytics and Data Science Programs in Pennsylvania

School Fully Online Instruction* Programs
Carnegie Mellon University Yes Analytics, Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT))
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)
The Pennsylvania State University Yes Analytics, Business Intelligence (Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics)
Robert Morris University Yes Analytics (Master Of Science In Data Analytics)
Saint Joseph's University Yes Analytics, Business Intelligence (Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics)
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
Villanova University Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Analytics)

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

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)
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 (Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (MSBIA))
CUNY School of Professional Studies Yes Analytics (Master of Science in Data Analytics)
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)
Georgia Southern University No Data Science (Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS))
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)
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)
Rutgers University Yes Analytics (Master of Information)
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)
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))
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)
Utica College Yes Analytics, Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
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.