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Data Analytics

Prepare to drive decisions with a data analytics degree or certificate.

The world is inundated in an unprecedented surge of data. In order to help guide their organizations into the future, today's data analytics professionals need to harness the power of machine learning and comprehend and analyze big data to construct strategies that drive results. A degree or certificate in data analytics from University of Maryland Global Campus can help you gain the practical skills and hands-on experience you need to meet this rising opportunity. As a data analytics student, you'll also gain lifetime access to career services and resources to help you achieve your professional goals.


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Why Study Data Analytics at UMGC?

From data management to predictive analytics, mining to modeling, UMGC's data analytics programs are designed to teach you how to use technology to manage and manipulate data, master in-demand business intelligence skills, acquire hands-on experience, advance your career, and open up job opportunities.

Jiannela Z., Rutherford, NJ
  • Advance your career: At UMGC, you'll learn to manage data to produce valuable insights, helping you become an indispensable resource at your company.
  • Gain practical skills: In your courses, you'll gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge technology and real-world problems and acquire skills that can be applied immediately on the job.
  • Learn with open educational resources: We've replaced textbooks with no-cost digital resources for most programs. Plus, UMGC provides access to cloud-based programs such as Watson and Tableau.
  • Benefit from a global campus: UMGC was founded to meet the needs of working adults. Take classes online knowing that your education is backed by the reputation of a public state university.
  • Earn a master's degree faster and for less: Earn a respected Master of Science in data analytics at UMGC entirely online in just 18 months for about $25,000.
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Most companies have traditionally been very application-based. Now it's all about how you drive revenue and make better decisions based on data. That's a big culture change, and you really have to be confident in what you're doing because you're changing an organization. A degree from UMGC, coupled with my experience, has instilled the confidence to be able to speak authoritatively on the subject.

Michael D., MS in Information Technology with a specialization in Database Systems Technology, Veteran


Awards and Recognitions

  • Top Online Master's in Data Science Programs


    UMGC's Master of Science in Data Analytics

  • 1st Place


    MS in Data Analytics Students

    Watson Analytics Global Academics Network

  • 3rd Place


    MS in Data Analytics Students

    Watson Analytics Global Academics Network

  • No. 2, 2017 Watson Analytics Global Competition


    University of Maryland Global Campus Data Analytics Team

    Watson Analytics Global Academics Network

  • 2016 UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Outstanding Program Award


    UMGC Master of Science in Data Analytics

    UPCEA, Mid-Atlantic Region

  • 2016 UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Partnership Award


    UMGC Master of Science in Data Analytics

    UPCEA, Mid-Atlantic Region

  • 2016 Distance Education Innovation Award Finalist


    Master of Science in Data Analytics

    National University Technology Network

  • Top 50


    Best Value Online Big Data Programs of 2016

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