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Master of Professional Studies in Analytics

Master’s Degree

Analytics is the integration of the major theories, tools, and approaches to identify and successfully communicate data-driven insights for informed decision making in the digital age. Analysts articulate and effectively defend the significance and implications of the work in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national, or global context. They propose an effective path to resolution of an analytical problem that may be complicated by the competitive environment, opposing interests, and divergent or uncertain data and information.

Location

Arlington, Virginia

Commitment

Full-Time/Part-Time

Duration

12-18 Months

Type

Classroom

Program Overview

The Master of Professional Studies in Analytics helps to meet employers’ increasing demand for advanced analytics professionals. Students learn the competencies that define an analyst’s ability to demonstrate the application of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions through behavior directly related to performance goals, including statistics/mathematics, analytics systems technology, business intelligence, advanced analytics, business process/management, business analytics agility, communicating with data, leadership/data governance, and policy and ethics.

The Master of Professional Studies in Analytics program prepares students by applying the principles, tools, and methods of analytics to a project within a sponsoring organization to successfully assist with the extraction, development, delivery, and/or translation/implementation of data analysis for tactical and/or strategic decision making in organizations.

Whatever your goals, Northeastern University’s Master of Professional Studies in Analytics program can provide the cutting-edge skills needed to transform complex data into actionable insights. We redesigned our program in 2021 to reflect new trends and approaches in the field, supported by faculty and business partners from the private and public sectors. After completing the core courses, you can earn your graduate certificate in analytics en route to your master’s—allowing you to jump-start your advancement in the field.

Unique Features
  • Graduate with a portfolio of work samples that demonstrate your range and depth of skill.
  • Be part of a larger network of analytics professionals. 
  • This is a STEM-designated graduate degree.
Program Objectives
  • Build portfolios of real-world projects demonstrating competency with key technologies, visualization and communication techniques, and the ability to translate information into recommended actions.
  • Gain a core analytical skill set upon which to layer more specialized technical skill sets or industry-specific applications.
  • Develop a relationship to industry leaders and peers so that you may leverage your Northeastern education long after your formal education ends.
  • Choose from a host of flexible programming options—all of which share an industry-defined core curriculum and a credit-bearing experiential requirement.
  • Anticipate and contribute to the future direction of data analytics.
Career Outlook

The Master of Professional Studies in Analytics is the #1 program in the College of Professional Studies for co-op and experiential learning participation by students. You’ll be able to work on real projects with our 3,300+ partner companies including Amazon, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Google.

Tuition and Aid

Tuition

$48.2K

This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2021-2022 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

Find detailed information on tuition and fees from Student Financial Services.

Finance Your Education

We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships. Learn more from Student Financial Services.

Curriculum

For 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills.

Experiential Learning

Northeastern’s signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Admission Dates

Domestic Admissions Deadlines

Winter 2023 (start date: January 9, 2023)December 19, 2022
Fall 2023 (start date: September 18, 2023)September 5, 2023

How to Apply

Learn more about the College of Professional Studies’s admissions process and required materials.

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