Data Analytics

Data Analytics, a joint program by the Departments of CS and Mathematics, prepares students for data analytics careers or entry to a Ph.D. program.

There is an enormous demand for data scientists who can interpret the extraordinary amounts of information being produced and collected. Organizations in business and government are eager to leverage data to improve their productivity, allocate resources, minimize risk, increase transparency, gain new insights, and maintain their competitive advantage.

The M.S. degree in Data Analytics, ranked #1 in 2021 as Best Online Master’s in Data Science Programs by Study.com in the nation, classified as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program, is offered in both on-campus* and online** formats. On-campus students will have the option of taking online or blended classes as well. All prerequisite classes are available both online and on campus.

* F1 students must have completed a course in data structures and algorithms to be considered for admission to the master’s degree program.

** F1 students are not eligible for the online program.

Applications for the M.S. in Data Analytics program are accepted each spring and fall semester. The Data Analytics program may, at its own discretion, accept new students in the summer semester, and consider accepting students under conditional admission, thereby allowing students to take classes at UIS to complete the program’s entrance requirements.

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