Data Analytics - MS

The Data Analytics Master of Science degree program is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge for applying statistical methods and tools to solve real-world problems using data. The program includes core courses in statistical topics as well as advanced applications of data analytics. Students delve into the areas of data mining, analytics, management and visualization, forecasting, modeling, and optimization and simulation which provide skills necessary to fill the current analytics gap and prepare students for both the technical and business challenges posed by big data.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Integrate the knowledge of mathematics, statistics and computer science to collect, analyze and interpret data.
  • Use big data to understand market trends, drive business decisions to remain competitive, and optimize performance.
  • Evaluate machine learning methods and strategies for advanced data mining. 
  • Apply research concepts to support advanced topics in data analytics.

Data Analytics

Master of Science (M.S.)

Core Courses
DATA5050Data Management3
DATA5100Statistical Analysis3
DATA5150Data Mining3
DATA5200Data Visualization3
DATA5300Big Data Analytics3
DATA5350Text & Web Mining Analytics3
DATA5400Predictive Modeling3
DATA5500Time Series Analysis3
DATA5550Optimization Simulation3
DATA5700Data Analytics Capstone3
ISA5085Principles of Programming3
RSCH5700Research and Inquiry3
Total Credits36.0

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, minor, Arts & Science, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.