Master of Science in Analytics in North Carolina

North Carolina is home to a range of Master of Science in Analytics degree programs that prepare students for careers in both academic research and business. This article offers a summary of the analytics masters degree programs in the Tar Heel State.

North Carolina State University

Students in the Master of Science in Analytics program at NC State work together with members of their cohort to complete the 10-month curriculum. Students complete coursework in analytics foundations, advanced programming, communication and professional development and participate in an eight-month practicum.

UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte's Professional Science Master's Degree (PSM) in Data Science and Business Analytics focuses on preparing graduates to solve real-world problems in industries like financial services, healthcare, and energy. To this end, students study technical skills as well as soft skills like business communication.

Appalachian State

The STEM-designated Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics from Appalachian State prepares students with the business acumen and technical know-how to make data-backed business decisions. Students choose electives to complement their core courses or choose one of the four pre-structured concentration tracks: sustainability analytics, supply chain analytics, healthcare analytics and marketing analytics.

UNC Wilmington

The accelerated 16-month Master of Science in Data Science from UNC Wilmington prepares students to use traditional data analysis skills as well as up-and-coming techniques (like data mining and machine learning). Students apply their skills in a 6-month mandatory practicum with one of the university's partner institutions. UNC Wilmington also offers an online Master of Science in Business Analytics for students who wish to focus on using data to make strategic decisions in business settings.

UNC Greensboro

UNC Greensboro's Master of Science in Information and Analytics begins with six core courses in statistical methods, data analytics, data preparation, machine learning and predictive analytics, and analytical solutions. Afterward, students choose electives within one of the following concentrations: advanced data analytics, computational analytics, or geospatial analytics (the university plans to offer concentrations in bioinformatics, cultural analytics, health informatics, and sports informatics in the future).

UNC-Chapel Hill

The Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics program at UNC-Chapel Hill focuses on skills (like statistics, optimization, stochastic modeling, and probability) that students from a variety of academic and professional contexts can make use of. After completing core coursework and electives, students must write a 20-30 page master's essay under the supervision of an academic advisor.

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University's-10-month Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) equips students with analytical tools to transform data into information and information into strategic business solutions. Students benefit from the opportunity to gain hands-on experience during their 3-month practicum with one of Wake Forest's corporate partners.

Duke University

The two-year Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics program from Duke University includes modules in statistical theory, methods, and computation. Students can either earn a general degree or choose a specialization track (options include health data science, finance and economics, marketing research and business analytics, social science and policy or academic research for students who wish to go on to a Ph.D.).

University Programs Offered Tuition for Academic Year (2018-2019)*
NC StateMaster of Science in AnalyticsIn-state: $8,917
Out-of-state: $25,405
UNC CharlotteProfessional Science Master's in Data Science and Business Analytics
Graduate Certificate in
In-state: $4,337
Out-of-state: $17,771
Appalachian StateMaster of Science in Applied AnalyticsIn-state: $4,839
Out-of-state: $18,271
UNC WilmingtonMaster of Science in Data Science
Online Master of Science in Business Analytics
In-state: $4,719
Out-of-state: $18,548
UNC GreensboroMaster of Science in Information and AnalyticsIn-state: $5,219
Out-of-state: $18,937
UNC Chapel HillMaster of Science in Data Science and AnalyticsIn-state: $10,243
Out-of-state: $27,454
Wake Forest UniversityMaster of Science in Business Analytics$38,650
Duke UniversityMaster of Science in Business Analytics
Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics
Online Master of Science in Health Analytics
$53,540

Source: *NCES

Application Requirements for an Analytics Master of Science in North Carolina

There is no specific undergraduate degree required for students applying to master's degrees in analytics. Still, most universities expect applicants to have completed college-level math courses that included statistical methods, regression analysis, and probability and distribution theory. Competitive applicants should also be comfortable with one or more programming languages, like C, python, java, R, or Matlab. Exceptional students who lack the prerequisite skills may still be accepted into a program (with the provision that they complete make-up classes prior to starting core courses). To apply, students may need to send in their previous transcripts, GRE or GMAT test scores, letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose.

Private and public universities across the state of North Carolina offer Master of Science in Analytics degree programs. Degree-seeking students can choose the program that best matches their unique research interests, strengths, and career goals.

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