Western Governors University

M.S. Data Analytics


4001 700 E #700

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. Data Analytics

Format: Online

Program Description:

Every industry from advertising to zoology needs big data experts, and graduates of WGU’s Master of Science in Data Analytics (MSDA) program will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to have a successful career as a leader in data management and analytics in any industry. Designed in collaboration with IT experts, the MSDA program focuses more on analysis and less on memorization. With data sets based on their interests, students can become part of the story, learning real-world skills on a real-world project. Students will also gain valuable micro-credentials in data engineering, essential analytics, and advanced analytics. Students will learn how to use data science tools and techniques, advanced SQL, data mining and analytics, data visualization, and SAS programming.

WGU offers low, flat-rate tuition that’s about half what students pay at other online universities. Our online programs deliver unparalleled flexibility, allowing students to complete coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedules. Students also benefit from our competency-based learning model, which lets them complete most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation—and beyond.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify. Aid includes federal Pell Grants and both subsidized and unsubsidized federal Direct Student Loans.

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