Become a data savvy professional and learn the latest tools, techniques and applications used to transform data into meaningful information with a master’s in data analytics.

UTSA College of Business Masters in Data Analytics StudentsEquip 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.

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Program Overview

Program Starts

  • Fall (Late-August)

Program Length

  • 30 credit hours (24 hours of required courses and six hours of required practicum)
  • 12 months for full-time daytime cohort
  • 21 months for evening cohort

Program Delivery

  • Classroom Delivery (online through Fall 2021)
  • Daytime and evening cohorts

Cohort Size

  • 40-50 daytime cohort
  • 50-60 evening cohort

Program Cost

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).

  • ~$18,500* for the full-time daytime cohort
  • ~$19,700* for the evening cohort

*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

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Employers Who Recruit UTSA Data Analytics Graduates
  • American Express
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Caesar’s Casino Las Vegas
  • Chicago Fire Football Club
  • Fiserv
  • GM Financial
  • Group O
  • Harland Clarke
  • H-E-B
  • IBM
  • Outdoorsy
  • Rackspace
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • University Health Systems
  • USAA
  • Valero
  • Various agencies within the Intelligence Community
  • Veracity Forecasting and Analysis
  • Verizon Business
  • Western States Pharmacy Coalition
Critical Technology Studies Program

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.

Featured Courses

UTSA College of Business Students

  • Data Analytics Practicum (Six Credit Hours)
  • Data Analytics Applications
  • Data Analytics Tools and Techniques
  • Data Analytics Visualization and Communication
  • Data-Driven Decision Making and Design
  • Data Foundations
  • Deep Learning on Cloud Platforms
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Statistical Modeling
How to Apply

The online application form is available through UTSA’s Future Roadrunner 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.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form: Includes loading all required documents, paying your application fee and clicking on the “Submit” button.
  • Current resume: Include employment or other related experience.
  • Letters of reference: Optional, but strongly recommended by the program admission committee. Students can submit a request for letters of recommendation through the online application. The application system will send their recommenders a rating form and a section for them to upload their letter.
  • Personal statement: Approximately 1-2 pages, there are no specific format requirements but your letter should identify why you are interested in this program at UTSA.
  • Requirement for standardized tests: GRE/GMAT are waived for Fall 2022 admission.
  • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials. If your application is successful, official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended by the end of your first semester. Transcripts must be received in a completely sealed envelope, or emailed directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.
    • Electronic official transcript submissions: graduate.documents@utsa.edu
    • Mailing address for official transcripts:
      • The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Attn: The Graduate School
        One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
    • Required foreign credential evaluation: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • International applicant TOEFL/IELTS test scores: Until further notice, any applicants with a TOEFL/IELTS score on hand should submit their result (regardless of date) as part of the application. Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS scores, will complete alternate evaluations to demonstrate English proficiency following admission.
  • Applicant Evaluation: Applicants will be evaluated for success in the program based on demonstrable academic preparation and/or experience with respect to mathematics, statistics and information technology. Coursework in calculus, differential equations, stochastic processes, statistics and data mining are not required, but show foundational mathematical preparation and are preferred in some combination.

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.

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