Online Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics

Boston University

Issuing School Metropolitan College
Description from the School

Ideal for mid-career IT professionals or students with a computer science background who seek to train their focus on analytics, the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics (MSADA) program provides solid knowledge of data analytics and examines the presentation and applications of the latest industry tools and approaches within an academically rigorous framework. Emphasizing both data analytics and applied areas—including databases, applied machine learning, and large dataset processing methods—the MSADA curriculum provides a thorough immersion in concepts and techniques for organizing, cleaning, analyzing, and representing/visualizing large amounts of data. Students will be exposed to various database systems, data mining tools, data visualization tools and packages, Python packages, R packages, and cloud services such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Mass Open Cloud. The knowledge of analytics tools combined with an understanding of data mining and machine learning approaches will enable students to critically analyze real-world problems and understand the possibilities and limitations of analytics applications.

In-State Cost $24,260
Out-of-State Cost $24,260
Delivery Model No Info
Completion Time 16 - 24 months
Diploma Different? No
Application Deadline 1 Jun 1, 2021
Application Deadline 2 Oct 1, 2021
Alumni Companies
Exam Required No Info
Transfer Available No
Credits Needed to Complete 32
College Funded Aid No
Admission Requirements

A completed Application for Graduate Admission. Three letters of recommendation. It is required that one be an academic reference if you graduated or engaged in post-graduate education in the past three years. You must supply the name and email address of your recommenders in order to submit your application. Recommendations must be received before your application can be reviewed. A personal statement (short essay discussing your motivation for study). A current résumé. Transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to your application. Official transcripts will be required upon matriculation. A nonrefundable application fee ($85 for master’s degree application, $25 for graduate certificate applications).

MET prioritizes the review and admission of applications submitted earlier in the rolling admission process. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible and no later than the priority application deadlines for each term.

Applicants must have an earned bachelor’s degree, in any field of study, from a regionally accredited college/university (or the international equivalent) prior to enrollment at Metropolitan College. The following materials are required for a complete application:

Completed Application for Graduate Admission and application fee All college transcripts Résumé/CV Personal statement Three letters of recommendation Official English proficiency exam results (International students)


Applicants are not required to have a degree in computer science for entry to a program within the Department of Computer Science. Upon review of your application, the department will determine if the completion of prerequisite coursework will be required, based on your academic and professional background.

Applicants without prior background in information technology, computer science, and mathematics are expected to take Introduction to Software Development (MET CS 300) and the following prerequisite courses:

One of the following*:

METCS520 Information Structures with Java METCS521 Information Structures with Python

*Students are strongly encouraged to take MET CS 521, unless they already have a Python background and want to expand their Java skills.


METCS526 Data Structures and Algorithms METCS546 Introduction to Probability and Statistics METCS669 Database Design and Implementation for Business

A maximum of two graduate-level courses (8 credits) taken at Metropolitan College before acceptance into the program may be applied towards the degree.

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