General Questions

Job titles include data analyst or scientist, data architect, machine learning engineer, Senior Analyst, Hadoop engineer, predictive modeler, business intelligence manager, data visualization specialist, financial analyst, Business Intelligence, Analytics Officer, Dashboard Analyst, Informatics Specialist, and research scientist. Several websites list trending needs for Analysts and salaries. We recommend reviewing these for up to date information. Salary Report Highlights from Burtch Works. For pay scale information, look at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ or Glassdoor.

The Certificate in Analytics, a four course residential program can be transferred directly into the Masters of Science in Analytics degree. DATA 800 offered in the fall and spring semester can be applied to the online graduate certificate in data science and the masters of analytics programs. Attend an Information Session to learn about our offerings.

In partnership with faculty, staff, employers, and our global alumni network, we orchestrate opportunities for experiential learning, mentoring, networking, and personal growth. Our Analytics and Data Science programs offer access to industry partners through Practicum Projects (link to practicum project page) and presentations, alumni networking, and building student resumes throughout the year. UNH Career and Professional Services offer continuous opportunities such as coaching interests, resume, cover letter, interviewing, and negotiation support. We host two large recruiting fairs on campus, Alumni panels and more.

Most of our students do not have programming experience or training. In this case, the program coordinator will suggest some preparation in the area prior to the start of the program.

Master of Science in Analytics

Yes, the M.S. in Analytics is a STEM major. View the STEM requirements.
The CIP Code for Analytics is 52.1301 (Management Science) and is still on the STEM OPT approved list.
Near the end of their regular 12 month OPT, the student would contact OISS to begin the process of applying for STEM OPT.
If you have questions regarding STEM and Visa, contact the Office of International
Students & Scholars 

There is one scholarship for existing students in the health cluster at this time. It is awarded in the second semester of the program. Domestic students can work with the UNH Financial Aid Office to determine other sources of loan assistance. 



Graduate Certificate in Analytics (GCA)

The application requirements differ in that the GCA requires 2 letters of recommendation (instead of 3). See complete application requirements on the UNH Graduate School webpage.

The summer courses are DATA 800 Statistics Primer, DATA 801 Foundations of Data Analytics, DATA 802 Analytical Tools and Foundations and DATA 802 Intro to Analytics Applications. See the entire breakdown of courses and subjects here.


A statistics course must have been (preferably) taken in the past two years, from an accredited institution, with a B+ or higher grade. If your grade is lower, you are welcome to apply.

In some cases, an alternative is to take an online STATs course (no cost alternative). The challenge here is having the discipline to get through the courses alone. Our Graduate Certificate in Data Science online program offers a DATA 800 statistics course beginning in January.

Your documentation should be submitted to the graduate school. Your former school should directly forward an official transcript to UNH Graduate School. You must submit the request from your former school.

We consider many variables when considering applications. GPA is only one requirement. We also review the applicant's experience, work history, and training. For older GPAs, we will consider the ambitious applicant.

Our admitted students vary depending on the year and the program. For the M.S. in Analytics program, we aim for 25 to 35 students in each cohort. 

We accept students from all majors because Analytics is needed in every industry. Please review our “Other helpful Skills” section on this webpage.

You can email a copy of your resume to grad.docs@unh.edu. You should include your name and UNH ID number.

Please begin by contacting the Graduate School at grad.school@unh.edu. They will assist you in the application and understanding what documents may not need to be resubmitted.