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Online Graduate Education in Data Analytics at Penn State

Learn to design, implement, and apply data management techniques with Penn State's 30-credit online Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics degree. This program can provide you with the knowledge to work in positions that require the design and maintenance of big data and data analytics systems, as well as:

  • data mining
  • data modeling
  • data architecture
  • extraction, transformation, loading (ETL) development
  • business intelligence (BI) development

The Penn State Difference

Delivered in a strong partnership between four colleges and four academic departments from across the University, the program offers you the opportunity to benefit from the expertise and unique perspectives of faculty who have diverse backgrounds. With their broad spectrum of experiences, our faculty can teach you to collect, classify, analyze, and model data at large and ultra-large scales and across domains, using statistics, computer science, machine learning, and software engineering.

Data Analytics Base Program Course Work

In the comprehensive base program curriculum, the focus of instruction is on big data and database design processes. You can learn data management technologies and techniques for descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics used to leverage competitive advantage in an array of disciplines. Courses are designed to help you become an expert in the data sciences and enable you to apply analytics techniques to business problems involving high volumes of structured and unstructured data. 

You can also choose a program option to concentrate in business analytics.