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Foundations in Business Analytics
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online business analytics graduate certificate from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll master a combination of technical and business disciplines to help you become a valuable data analyst with strong career potential. Learn how to manage and manipulate data and make strategic data-driven recommendations to influence business outcomes.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Courses must be taken in the order listed.

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, DATA 610)

  • (6 Credits, DATA 620)
Career Preparation

This certificate is designed to help you prepare for work in database design, data warehousing, data mining, data modeling, and predictive analytics.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend a background in software programming and statistics. If you do not have demonstrated experience or prior coursework in programming, you may be required to complete additional coursework. If you have not taken programming courses, we strongly recommend you take
(0 Credits, UCSP 635) and
(0 Credits, UCSP 636) or equivalent. If you lack a background in statistics, you must take
(0 Credits, UCSP 630) or equivalent. We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
12
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Data Analytics
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online master’s degree in data analytics from University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to meet the rising need for highly skilled professionals who can transform institutional data into valuable assets. You’ll gain hands-on experience with a variety of analytical tools and learn how to manage and manipulate data, create data visualizations, and make strategic data-driven recommendations to influence business outcomes. Learn to uncover hidden solutions to business challenges and help your organization sustain a long-term competitive advantage.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, DATA 610)

  • (6 Credits, DATA 620)

  • (6 Credits, DATA 630)

  • (6 Credits, DATA 640)

  • (6 Credits, DATA 650)

Capstone Course


  • (6 Credits, DATA 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in the high-demand field of data science and analysis in a public- or private-sector organization. Potential career fields include data mining, machine learning, and predictive modeling for large data sets.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend a background in software programming and statistics. If you do not have demonstrated experience or prior coursework in programming, you may be required to complete additional coursework. If you have not taken programming courses, we strongly recommend you take
(0 Credits, UCSP 635) and
(0 Credits, UCSP 636) or equivalent. If you lack a background in statistics, you must take
(0 Credits, UCSP 630) or equivalent. We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Program restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

You must meet the criteria for graduate admission at UMGC and provide one of the following.

  • An official transcript reflecting completion of coursework at the 200-level or higher in statistics and computer programming from a regionally accredited college or university (credit from other accredited institutions may be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Proof of industry certification, such as IBM certification in Cognos, Risk Analytics, SPSS, SAS certification, Microsoft certification, Certified Analytics Professional, Certified Business Intelligence Professional, or Certified Health Data Analyst

Note: The complete admission file must be reviewed before you can enroll in 
(6 Credits, DATA 610).

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Data Science
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online bachelor's in data science at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to meet the growing need for highly skilled professionals who can transform data into actionable insights. You'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with frequently used analytical tools and methods, manage and manipulate data, create data visualizations, build predictive models using different machine learning techniques, apply artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing techniques to gain insights from free text, images, and videos, and make strategic data-driven recommendations that directly impact business outcomes.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 300)

  • (3 Credits, CSIA 300)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 320)

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 330)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 335)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 430)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 440)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 445)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 450)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 460)

  • (3 Credits, DATA 495)

Related Required Courses


  • (3 Credits, DATA 200)

  • (4 Credits, MATH 140)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you become a highly skilled professional who can transform large amounts of data into actionable insights. One of the major outcomes of the program is to provide you with hands-on experience with a variety of the most ubiquitous analytical tools and methods.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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