Equip yourself with best practices in data analytics and apply your education by performing real-world data analytics through intensive practicum coursework with strategic business partners. Learn how to analyze data sets and develop communication and visualization techniques, to effectively communicate data insights within organizations.
The UTSA Master of Science in Data Analytics (MSDA) program focuses on data science and big data-based business intelligence-oriented analytics algorithms, tools, techniques and technologies. The curriculum includes a blend of statistics, machine learning and computer programming coursework with a focus on applications in marketing, finance, social media, health care, cyber security, etc.
Master’s in data analytics graduates are highly skilled and educated data analysts, who transform Big Data into usable information for decision-makers across a variety of disciplines including business, healthcare and national security. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupational category for operations research analysts (which includes data and business analytics analysts and managers), is anticipated to grow 26 percent over 2018-2028.
Make the right choice and earn your Master of Science in Data Analytics degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio Carlos Alvarez College of Business.
The tuition cost and related fees indicated below will vary by semester, number of courses taken, residency status and enrollment level (full-time or part-time).
*The current costs are based on in-state tuition for the 2021-2022 Graduate Student fee schedule. For the current fee schedule, consult: utsa.edu/fiscalservices/tuition.cfm
Fees and Funding
As a member of the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business is offering two options for MSDA students to participate in the Critical Technology Studies Program (CTSP) and receive specialized training regarding the intelligence community and the national security field.
MSDA majors can elect to pursue the CTSP track which provides students with critical technology skills and allows them to specialize in intelligence studies by completing three national security courses and engaging in a hands-on practicum with UTSA’s government and industry partners working in the national security sector.
Students can also elect to pursue the CTSP track, but also complete the Intelligence Studies Certificate. In this option, students complete the traditional MSDA program, but complement their knowledge and expertise with additional intelligence-related courses that culminates with the Intelligence Studies certificate.
Funding is available for students pursuing these options. For more information, visit the CTSP Website.
The online application form is available through UTSA’s Graduate School website, and it may be saved and updated until you are ready to pay the application fee and submit.
In addition to the application requirements below, applicants must also meet university-wide graduate admission requirements.
Information systems/technology courses, computer science courses, and/or professional experience related to databases, networks, distributed and cloud infrastructures, and programming are not required, but show foundational information technology preparation and are preferred in some combination.