Collecting, organizing and interpreting statistical information is the job of a data analyst. The online Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Data Analytics at Southern New Hampshire University will prepare you to do just that. SNHU's data analytics concentration within the IT master's focuses on big data, how it's relevant, and how to present it in a meaningful, captivating way. With this niche expertise within an IT master's, you'll gain the specialized intelligence to synthesize sets of raw information, interpret your findings to reveal trends and then deploy effective tools and techniques to communicate insights and influence major IT decisions by leveraging the power of big data.
SNHU's MS in IT Data Analytics program is recognized by the Professional Science Master's (PSM) national office as a Professional Science Master's program.* The PSM is an innovative degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics while developing workplace skills valued by employers.
In the online MS in Information Technology with a concentration in Data Analytics, you'll examine the concepts of data analysis and how it influences business decisions. You'll learn how to develop solid research questions, identify and verify data sources, then retrieve, scrub and manipulate data and identify data elements that are relevant for a given audience. You'll also hone your technical writing, presentation and programming skills, which will help you become more marketable in the job market.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in information technology degree at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a professional resume.
The demand for data experts is increasing as more companies turn to data analysis to make informed business decisions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that many IT careers will grow through 2026, including operations research analyst (27%), market research analyst (32%) and computer systems analyst (9%).*
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Our IT data analytics concentration begins with a solid foundation of IT principles, and then dives deep into the specifics of analytics, measurement and reporting. Courses are taught by knowledgeable faculty with years of real-world experience.
SNHU provides cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
Total Credits: 36
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*Windows 7 End of Life Statement for Students
Effective Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. What does this mean for you?
As part of the continuing evolution of computer systems, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows 7. Keeping your computer current with security updates helps your computer run better and protect your information. Since Microsoft will no longer release updates, the information on your computer will be more vulnerable and your computer may not function as well.
We strongly recommend you update to Windows 10 at your earliest convenience. You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
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Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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