Master of Science in Data Analytics

Data Has a Story. Be the One to Tell It.

Program Overview

Butler’s Master of Science in Data Analytics program empowers students with the analytical skills required to create and deploy data-based actionable insights which improve decision-making in their organization. Students learn technical skills, like predictive analytics and effective visualization techniques, essential for understanding complex datasets. Beyond the technical, Butler’s interdisciplinary program prioritizes soft skills, like critical reasoning and ethical decision-making, necessary to craft compelling stories with data. The Master of Science degree in Data Analytics is offered in three different concentrations: Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, and Bioinformatics. No matter the path, Butler’s holistic approach to data analytics ensures students leave the program with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in today’s data-centric world.

  • Learn from data analytics experts and gain real-world connections.

  • Employ key technologies in data analytics including data mining, machine learning, visualization, and predictive modeling.

  • Learn to strategically assess decisions and to appreciate the ethical implications of relying on data-driven algorithmic decisions.

  • Become versed in storytelling as a technique for communicating analyses and interpretations, and in presenting visually compelling results to diverse audiences.

Quick Facts

Summer 2022 Start Date: May 9, 2022


  • Healthcare Analytics Concentration: 31-Credit Hours
  • Business Analytics Concentration: 31-Credit Hours
  • Bioinformatics Concentration: 32-Credit Hours
  • 11 Courses
  • 100% Online with weekly live instruction


The MS in Data Analytics program consists of two foundational skills courses, five core courses, and four or five concentration courses, depending on the concentration chosen. All programs feature a flexible online model where students take one seven-week course at a time.



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*Tuition is subject to change each academic year.

Career Outlook

Earning an MS in Data Analytics may position you for opportunities in the following career paths:

Job TitleEmployed (2019)Average Salary (2019)
General and Operations Managers309,830 $103,210
Computer Operations91,652 $91,853
Database Administrators and Architects38,791 $98,738
Information Security Analysts37,370 $103,584
Operations Research Analysts33,183 $86,174
Statisticians21,171 $91,978
Management Analysts724,000 $85,260

Source: Emsi Labor Market Data and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2020

Important Dates

Early Decision DeadlineJanuary 31, 2022
Priority DeadlineFebruary 28, 2022
Final Submit DeadlineMarch 28, 2022
First Day of ClassesMay 9, 2022
Early Decision DeadlineMay 30, 2022
Priority DeadlineJune 27, 2022
Final Submit DeadlineJuly 25, 2022
First Day of ClassesAugust 24, 2022