Turn big data into smart data

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: Graduate School | MU Informatics Institute
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: Blended; some campus visits required
  • Credit hours: 34
  • Estimated program cost: $35,956.02*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online master’s degree in data science and analytics from MU will provide you with the knowledge, tools and experiences to turn big data into smart data. If you want to help companies in any industry solve their complex data problems, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Computer and Information Research Scientists

This degree will give you:

  • Real-world experience in applying state-of-the-art data science tools and techniques to solve industry, academic, and/or business data and decision-making challenges.
  • A clear understanding of the ethics and security mechanisms required to safeguard large-scale data collections that contain sensitive and critical information.
  • A comprehensive understanding of modern data analytics, statistical analysis and visualization tools that facilitate timely, large data analysis.
  • An understanding of database systems, database design and information retrieval.
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a broad audience the relevant information derived from large data collections using a variety of visualization and presentation methods.
  • Training in the latest data analytic methods and tools.

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is blended; some campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically finish the program in two years.

Course work covers

The program provides unique curriculum emphases in five different disciplines:

  • Biotechnology
  • Geospatial (coming soon)
  • High performance computing
  • Human centered design for data
  • Strategic communications and data journalism

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Ask us about this program

The Data Science and Analytics program is administered by the MU Informatics Institute.