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Master of Science in Data Analytics

Turn complex information into accessible insights with a data analytics degree. 

Companies that generate and use data need experienced analysts to seek out data patterns and trends, find stories hidden within the numbers, and turn data insights into actionable recommendations.

With the world set to generate 175 zettabytes of data by 2025, data analysts will be a vital resource in almost every field. Do you have what it takes to qualify for jobs in data analytics?

The Master of Science in Data Analytics program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University prepares you to use tools and technologies to examine datasets, conduct data analysis, and draw conclusions about the information you uncover.

Offered online and on campus, our program is designed for working professionals and students who prefer to attend full-time.

With our Master of Science in Data Analytics, you’ll become an effective predictive modeler, engaging team player, and persuasive communicator who understands:

  • Statistical inference and modeling
  • R, Python, Tableau, and SQL programming
  • Data extraction, processing, and wrangling
  • Data mining and machine learning algorithms
  • Big data analytics
  • Data visualization and communications

Why choose a Master of Science in Data Analytics at N.C. A&T?


Our M.S. in data analytics helps you advance your professional goals and improve and enhance your marketability.

If you want to work in critical data analyst roles, consider a data analytics degree from N.C. A&T. Our new program offers:

A path to several jobs in data analytics. By 2031, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts data analytics positions to grow by 31%. With our data analytics degree you can be confident you’re prepared for opportunities to apply your skills in fields ranging from health care and education to tech and manufacturing.

Real-world data analytics labs and centers. Whether you study online or on campus, choosing a Master of Science in Data Analytics at N.C. A&T means you also get to experience the many lab spaces dedicated to data analytics, including our Statistical Computing and Advanced Visualization Lab, Information Security and Assurance Lab, Applied Mathematics Modeling and Visualization Lab, Statistics and Analytics Consulting Center, and High-Performing Computing Cluster.

Inspiring HBCU setting. Earn your Master of Science in Data Analytics in an inclusive community known for developing successful scholars. N.C. A&T  is one of North Carolina’s top research campuses and the #1 HBCU in the United States.

An affordable data analytics degree. N.C. A&T prioritizes affordability for both our in- and out-of-state students — and we’re a top-ranked school for social mobility, too, according to U.S. News & World Report. You’ll earn a Master of Science in Data Analytics that can help you make vital connections between data and business strategies.
M.S. in data analytics tracks
Develop essential, in-depth knowledge in a specific area by focusing your Master of Science in Data Analytics on one of five concentration areas:

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Business Analytics
  • Education Analytics
  • Health Analytics
  • Social and Humanities Analytics

Dream. Career paths for M.S. in data analytics graduates


Our curriculum will help you build the skills and knowledge needed to be a trusted and detailed data analyst.

What you learn here will prepare you to practice data-driven problem analysis, information retrieval, and decision-making while giving you practical, hands-on experience with statistical programming languages, data analysis, and visualization tools through coursework and project-based learning experiences.

A data analytics degree from N.C. A&T can lead you to jobs in data analytics involving titles such as:

  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Data analytics consultant
  • Data engineer
  • Data scientist
  • IT system analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Project manager
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Transportation logistics specialist

Connect. M.S. in data analytics faculty

Our Master of Science in Data Analytics graduate faculty are active and dedicated scholars who have an enthusiastic interest in teaching and research. Many of their projects are supported by extramural grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, and Education.

N.C. A&T also offers opportunities for you to get involved in externally funded programs as a graduate research assistant. These programs offer students an inside look at how data analytics is influencing the way businesses are run and can empower you to find jobs in data analytics that align with your passions and skills.

N.C. A&T’s Master of Science in Data Analytics classes are small by design, so you’ll get to know your fellow students and professors — and you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and work together.

Data analytics courses and curriculum

N.C. A&T’s new degree program will prepare you for many types of jobs in data analytics.

The comprehensive understanding and mastery of state-of-the-art data analytics techniques you’ll learn here will attract the attention of employers who need the insights of a data analytics professional.

Examples of our Master of Science in Data Analytics courses include:

  • Introduction to Data Science & Analytics
  • Data Wrangling & Visualization
  • Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Statistical Deep Learning

Each Master of Science in Data Analytics student will be partnered with a dedicated graduate advisor. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Office of Career Services work together to offer you personal career advising and strategies to accomplish your goals.
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Explore. Scholarships and financial aid for M.S. in data analytics students

N.C. A&T is dedicated to making your education in data analytics affordable and reasonable. Tuition and fees are kept as low as possible to provide you an excellent return on your investment. We’re a top college for students who want to become leaders in data analytics.

Our program provides in-state tuition remittance opportunities and financial aid offerings.

N.C. A&T also offers financial support opportunities for outstanding graduate students, including fellowships and awards.

Discover. Programs related to the Master of Science in Data Analytics

N.C. A&T offers many degrees for students who want to pursue careers in business or data. In addition to a data analytics degree, you may want to consider these similar programs:

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Begin your M.S. in data analytics application today