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Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering

The online MS in Data Analytics Engineering delivers a career-focused curriculum so you can advance to a data analyst, engineer, or scientist role. You'll gain the deeper math and technical skills that equip you to identify and use necessary resources that turn Big Data into sound strategy. You will learn to be productive quickly, and how to keep up with emergent trends and changing demands.

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Why Choose Mason?

  • Online Education LogoIt’s a top-ranked school for big data
  • Competitive Tuition LogoCoursework is developed by faculty in consultation with industry experts
  • Outcomes Checklist LogoYou can earn this degree from anywhere in the world
  • Competitive Tuition LogoYou’ll customize your degree to your career goals
  • Just 10 Courses
  • Top 3 Industries
  • Extensive Resources
  • Earn your degree in less than 2 years, but apply what you learn immediately in your current role.
  • Prepare for roles in information science technology, systems engineering, and statistics.
  • Gain access to large, online data sets and master the latest technologies.

MS in Data Analytics Engineering

George Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering has worked with big data and cybersecurity for more than 25 years and the program is led by faculty with rich industry experience and connections. They draw upon both to teach a proven, industry-focused curriculum that graduates top data scientists, analysts, and engineers.

The coursework is developed by faculty in consultation with an expert advisory committee that meets regularly to address industry trends and opportunities for students to learn emergent, career-based skills.

Real-world learning assignments focus on:

  • Scientific LogoProfessional curiosity and engagement
  • Student Proficiency LogoEmerging tools and methods surveillance
  • Alumni Success LogoSpecial reading assignments
  • Employer Guidance LogoClass workshops/special lectures
  • Faculty Research LogoAdditional training through numerous online resources

Learn In a Top-Ranked School

The 20 Best Schools to Study Big Data Analytics — TechRepublic, March 2016
Top 50 Best-Value, Big Data Graduate Programs — Value Colleges, 2018

Preparing the Mind Behind the Math

At the center of the big data discussion is the question of, “What now?” And quickly following that is, “How?” What can be done with it? How can we see what’s needed? How do we interpret this? How do we extract only the data that’s needed?” George Mason prepares the next generation of data experts to deliver a process that transforms raw data, places it into a decision-making context, and leverages technology to produce evidence-based strategies and smart systems.