Strategic communications and data journalism Courses

University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of science in data science and analytics
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Delivery of this program is blended; two campus visits are required.

In the first year of the program, you will come to the MU campus for a weeklong intensive application of the core curriculum and to execute a project from beginning to end.

In the second year, you will visit campus again to showcase your capstone design and to participate in a weeklong, intensive collaboration with industry partners.

Successful completion requires a minimum of 34 credit hours.

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Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise indicated. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 12 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

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This program is administered by the MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics