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What is the UCF MS in Data Analytics?

Help companies use large amounts of data in innovative ways.

Top Master's Degree Badge The Master of Science in Data Analytics program at the University of Central Florida prepares students with the technical skills needed to manipulate, manage, and interpret data. There is an increasing need to turn large and complex amounts of data into knowledge to drive business decisions. The program will utilize the technical aspects of big data analytics, including algorithm design, programming, acquisition, management, mining, analysis, and interpretation of data.

Important Deadlines

Spring 2021 Domestic Students Admission Application
December 1, 2020

Fall 2021 International Students Admission Application
January 15, 2021

100%

2018-2019 Graduates received a promotion or job offers

Complete program in 4 semesters

Cohort model for strong peer support

Paid internships available

Domestic and International students can take advantage of working with Fortune 500 companies.

Convenient evening and weekend classes

BIG OPPORTUNITIES IN BIG DATA

Glassdoor has ranked Data Scientist as the #1 career in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Source: Glassdoor.com
The average salary for a Data Scientist is $121,235 per year in the United States.
Source: Indeed.com
By 2020 the number of Data Science and Analytics job listings is projected to grow by nearly 364,000 listings to approximately 2,720,000.
Source: Forbes.com

Where our graduates are employed

New Program Offering

Online Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Not yet ready to pursue a Master’s? Earn a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics with just five courses (15 credit hours) offered in the Master of Science in Data Analytics program.

DIVERSE INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Leidos IBM Lockheed Martin Duke Energy Nielsen Deloitte Siemens Blue Health Intelligence Amazon EA

Industry Advisory Board

The MSDA program has established an advisory board with executives from large companies with expertise in the field of big data.

  • Influences the program path towards industry needs
  • Provide students with capstone projects, internships, early recruitment, and data science student incubation house Lean Launchpad
  • Collaborate with faculty experts in Data Science and Big Data

"The advisory board and expert faculty members are a critical foundation for the curriculum to provide the skills needed in today’s and tomorrow data science jobs."


Dr. Ivan Garibay, MSDA Program Director

Job Titles

Qualify for In-demand Careers.

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Mining Specialist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Big Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator

Meet our faculty

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$36,300

Total Program Cost

Includes credit hours, fees, and administrative costs. (Textbooks not included)

30

Total Credit Hours

2

Two three credit hour courses each semester

Cohort Model

Maximum 34 students per class