Offered on campus and online through Rockhurst’s AACSB-accredited Helzberg School of Management, the Master of Science In Data Analytics (MSDA) program gives you the skills you need to excel in the fast-growing, in-demand world of data science.

You will gain the technical skills behind statistical modeling, machine learning, computer science, predictive modeling and data visualization—and learn how to apply these skills to real business problems. You will graduate ready to:

  • Apply your skills in data science and business intelligence tools, including Python, R, SQL, Tableau, Google Analytics and more
  • Effectively collect, organize and analyze raw data
  • Turn data into insights that solve business-related problems
  • Communicate and tell stories that compellingly illustrate the findings of different data analyses to key stakeholders

Helzberg MSDA Fast Facts

Duration: 2.5 years on average via flexible 8-week sessions.
Total credits: 30 credits
Program Cost: $23,550
Format: Online, on-campus and hybrid learning options
Outcome: Graduate with expertise in database and programming tools and statistical analysis, along with the strong communication skills to bridge the technical and business sides of data.
GMAT waivers are available.

Study on Your Terms

You can earn your MSDA from Rockhurst on campus, completely online or with a combination of online and on-campus courses. Our online classes feature state-of-the-art classroom video capture and live-streaming technology, giving you the chance to experience each class live or to view it up to seven days later.

Bolster Your Career with Three Certificate Options

Our Certificate in Analytics and Insights is a 12-credit program that helps you understand, create, monitor and evaluate analytics. Businesses across all industries urgently need employees with these skills today. Choose a track in Data Science, Business Intelligence or Health Analytics. In earning this certificate, you will complete 40% of the credits for the MSDA degree and can opt to apply these credits toward the full degree in the future.

A Promising Future in Data Science

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual pay for computer and information research scientists was $114,520 in 2017, with jobs projected to grow a rapid 19% from 2016 to 2026. Glassdoor has named Data Scientist the best job in America each year from 2016 to 2019. Rockhurst’s MSDA gives you all the skills you need to succeed in this highly in-demand field.

As a Rockhurst student, you can also expect to connect with executives at local companies seeking your expertise, such as Cerner, BKD, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AMC Theaters, Swiss Re, DST Systems, Sprint, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and more. A recent McKinsey Institute analysis predicted that there will be a shortfall of 140,000 to 190,000 candidates who possess the kind of deep analytical talent you will develop in this degree.