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April 05, 2021

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Flex Choice®
  • Campus Support and Resources

Grow your skill set and advance your career with an online Data Science Master's degree in as few as 18 months. Our fully online program was developed in partnership with industry leaders from the technology and business fields. It incorporates industry-standard tools and languages including Tableau, SAS®, Scala, Python, R and Microsoft Azure®.2

The Master of Data Science online degree is also a Flex Choice® competency-based suncarat.cncation program. The unique design of its courses allows you to show what you know as soon as you know it. CBE gives you more control over your time, allowing you to move quickly through topics you already understand and slow down with more challenging material—a perfect fit for the busy adult learner. CBE is designed to be a flexible way to fit college into your life. Learn more about Flex Choice.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Advance Your suncarat.cncation

Rasmussen College’s ladder curriculum allows you to easily transfer your IT Associate’s degree credits toward a Pre-Bachelor's IT Project Management Certification. From there, you’ll be prepared to ladder into your Bachelor’s program.

Tackle Organizational Objectives

Program areas of focus include big data, deep analysis using advanced statistics, application of artificial intelligence and development of intelligent processes used to identify patterns in data that drive information, insight and business intelligence.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2018 and 2028 for Management Analysts is 14%.3 An MSDS degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Analytical Objectives and Strategies

Develop effective analytical objectives and strategies to help solve problems in an organization.

Data Sets

Consolidate and create optimal data sets for use in producing analytical solutions.

Analytical Models and Processes

Create descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytical models and processes for use in validating and interpreting data.

Actionable Insights

Create, communicate and present actionable business insights to stakeholders that are supported by analysis.

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Build on the skills you already have as you gain an advanced understanding of industry-standard tools and languages.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Advanced Database Management

    • QMB 5200C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Improve database design skills while obtaining more experience writing complicated SQL queries for relational databases and gain a strong exposure to technologies and software that work with databases to support higher levels of data integration.

    Advanced Statistical Techniques

    • QMB 6000C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Expands upon basic statistics to support the means of determining solutions to problems that require several levels of decision-making. Introduces techniques including Markov Process Models, principle components analysis and Monte Carlo simulation.

    Advanced Machine Learning

    • QMB 6100C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Addresses the application of neural nets, deep learning method and cross learning techniques including the application of support vector machines (SVM), genetic algorithms and genetic programming.

    Big Data Technologies

    • QMB 6300C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Introduces working within the world of big data by explaining its purpose, major tools, programming paradigms as well as data structures and programming techniques.

12 Courses to Complete

48 Credit Hours

Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

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Entrance Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed program application
  • Official transcript documenting conferral of a Bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher learning as recognized by the Department of suncarat.cncation and the Council on Higher suncarat.cncation Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Applicants with a GPA of 2.5 (no rounding) to 2.74 may request an exception to the minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA requirement through submission of a personal statement in the form of a written essay. Instructions and a scoring rubric for submitting a request for an exception may be obtained from the admissions advisor. The decision of the scoring committee will be final.

Demonstrate data analysis/data science experience through at least one of the following methods:

  • Bachelor's degree in Data Analytics or Data Science
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following related fields: Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Security, Cyber Security, Systems Engineering, Network Administration, Network Security, Data Management, Computer Science, Web Programming, Software Engineering, Statistics, Accounting/Finance, Business Systems Analysis, Business Management and either a specialization in Data Analytics/Data Science or at least one year of demonstrated significant and recent experience in data analytics/data science4
  • Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field and a resume showing at least two years of demonstrated significant and recent experience in data analytics/data science, and either an Oracle BI or SAS certification earned in the past three years4
  • Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field and a resume showing at least three years of demonstrated significant and recent experience in data analysis/data science

Applicants who meet the entrance requirements must complete the following prior to being deemed eligible for entrance into the program:

  • Rasmussen College enrollment agreement and attachments
  • Any additional program-specific requirements as specified at the time of enrollment

If accepted, entrants will be notified of acceptance from the College once all entrance requirements have been met.

Accepted applicants must complete the Rasmussen experiential online orientation course.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find an Online Data Science Master's Degree Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schsuncarat.cnle; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. Click below to find a Master of Data Science online degree program near you.

  • Online

    Online Learning

    While students will be completing the classes online, they can enroll online or through their nearest campus. Select a state to see what specific campuses may be available for enrollment.

  • Florida

    Florida Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Fort Myers campus building

    Fort Myers Campus

    9160 Forum Corporate Parkway
    Suite 100
    Fort Myers, FL 33905

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    Rasmussen Land O' Lakes - East Pasco campus building

    Land O' Lakes/East Pasco Campus

    18600 Fernview Street
    Land O' Lakes, FL 34638

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    Rasmussen New Port Richey-West Pasco campus building

    New Port Richey/West Pasco Campus

    8661 Citizens Drive
    Suite 300
    New Port Richey, FL 34654

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    Rasmussen Ocala campus building

    Ocala Campus

    4755 SW 46th Court
    Ocala, FL 34474

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    Rasmussen Orlando campus building

    Orlando Campus

    385 Douglas Avenue
    Suite 1000
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

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    Rasmussen Tampa-Brandon campus building

    Tampa/Brandon Campus

    4042 Park Oaks Blvd
    Suite 100
    Tampa, FL 33610

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  • Illinois*

    Illinois Campuses*

    *This program is offered online in Illinois. 

    Rasmussen Aurora campus building

    Aurora/Naperville Campus

    2363 Sequoia Drive
    Aurora, IL 60506

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    Rasmussen Mokena Tinley Park campus building

    Mokena/Tinley Park Campus

    8650 West Spring Lake Road
    Mokena, IL 60448

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    Rasmussen Mokena Tinley Park campus building

    Rockford Campus

    6000 East State Street 4th Floor
    Rockford, IL 61108

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    Rasmussen Romeoville campus building

    Romeoville/Joliet Campus

    1400 West Normantown Road
    Romeoville, IL 60446

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  • Kansas

    Kansas Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Kansas City-Overland Park campus building

    Kansas City/Overland Park Campus

    11600 College Boulevard
    Suite 100
    Overland Park, KS 66210

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    Rasmussen Topeka campus building

    Topeka Campus

    620 SW Governor View
    Topeka, KS 66606

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  • Minnesota

    Minnesota Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Blaine campus building

    Blaine Campus

    3629 95th Avenue NE
    Blaine, MN 55014

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    Rasmussen Bloomington campus building

    Bloomington Campus

    4400 West 78th Street
    6th Floor
    Bloomington, MN 55435

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    Rasmussen Brooklyn Park campus building

    Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove Campus

    8301 93rd Avenue North
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

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    Rasmussen Eagan campus building

    Eagan Campus

    3500 Federal Drive
    Eagan, MN 55122

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    Rasmussen Lake Elmo campus building

    Lake Elmo/Woodbury Campus

    8565 Eagle Point Circle
    Lake Elmo, MN 55042

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    Rasmussen Mankato campus building

    Mankato Campus

    1400 Madison Avenue
    Mankato, MN 56001

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    Rasmussen Moorhead campus building

    Moorhead Campus

    1250 29th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56560

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    Rasmussen St. Cloud campus building

    St. Cloud Campus

    226 Park Avenue South
    St. Cloud, MN 56301

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  • North Dakota

    North Dakota Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Fargo Rasmussen campus building

    Fargo Campus

    4012 19th Avenue South
    Fargo, ND 58103

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  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Green Bay campus building

    Green Bay Campus

    904 South Taylor Street
    Suite 100
    Green Bay, WI 54303

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    Rasmussen Wausau campus building

    Wausau Campus

    1101 Westwood Drive
    Wausau, WI 54401

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Tableau is a registered trademark of Tableau Software, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries.
    SAS is a registered trademark of SAS Institute Inc.
    Microsoft Azure is registered trademarks of Microsoft Inc.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 1, 2020] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
  4. When demonstrated significant and recent experience in data analytics/data science is required, the Department Chair will review the applicant’s resume to determine whether the entrance requirement has been met.
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