Kogod's on-campus Master of Science in Analytics (MSAn) program prepares students to be experts in data analysis and to use data to solve a variety of organizational and business challenges. The program incorporates data analysis best practices related to fiscal performance and operational effectiveness into the curriculum. This is a STEM designated program.
Students in the MSAn program learn evidence-based data gathering, data modeling, and quantitative analysis, as well as how to implement these tools to provide businesses with competitive advantages. Students gain skills to work in business intelligence, financial analysis, marketing, and consulting.
The capstone practicum is core to the MSAn experience and provides high-level analytical application of real world data.
You’ll partner with a local organization, working to solve an analytics problem integral to the company’s operation. The MSAn capstone bridges theory and practice, giving you the real-world skills you need to succeed.
Guest speakers are also a key part of the curriculum. Past speakers include industry leaders such as the CEO of Primehook Technology, the Principal Data Scientist for Zocdoc, and the VP of Data Analytics for Unisys. The program’s speaking events offer invaluable networking opportunities, helping you further both your academic and professional career.
Kogod's home in the nation's capital offers you access to extensive internship and employment opportunities.
When you enroll in the MS analytics program, you'll also join a wide-ranging professional network in the DC metro region and beyond.
The Office of Career Engagement offers additional career support, providing one-on-one guidance on job searching, crafting your resume, relationship building, and transitioning to new business careers. The center is committed to helping both you — and your future employer — meet your goals.
The MSAn is a 33 credit-hour program that can be completed either full-time or part-time. Full-time students typically finish between 1-2 years; part-time students finish between 2-3 years. Learn more about the full degree requirements
You can take electives in accounting forensics; biostatistics; business fundamentals; computational statistics; IT consulting; marketing; or other approved graduate analytical subjects.
Specializations require 12 graduate credit hours in each subject.
The MSAn program is culturally and ethnically diverse. In fall 2016, over half of the cohort was a US minority, and a fourth were international students. The male/female ratio was 50/50.