MS Analytics Utilize data to make practical and progressive business decisions.

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.

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.

Get the Experience To Succeed

Kogod's FSIT Lab gives students access licensed software and databases.

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.


We Know Success

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both


There are plenty of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

Almost every domain is utilizing analytics right now, from Amazon to Netflix. Analytics is a growing field, and it's going to become more important as new ways to capture data become available.

Organizations are in desperate need of professionals who can analyze data to help businesses make successful decisions.

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The program offered great international opportunities and it was flexible!

Being open to every opportunity: that’s how Heidi Friedrich, an alumna of Kogod’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSAn) program, got to where she is today. From learning to code to exploring marketing plans, the MSAn gave her skills she didn’t even know she needed. She now works at Ernst & Young in Financial Accounting Advisory Services and credits Kogod for teaching her new ways to solve problems.

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Extensive Career Opportunities

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 Kogod Center for Career Development (KCCD) 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.

Program Director: MS Analytics


"We’ll probably need 1.5 million more data-driven analysts and managers in the next 4-5 years.”

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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