Analytics M.S.

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Analytics M.S.

The M.S. in Analytics (& Data Science) program provides a strong link to the professional world through faculty, practicum projects and job placement training. Our students are immersed in the application of skills from beginning to end, and our curriculum remains relevant to the changing uses and technology of analytics.

Why get a master’s degree in analytics?

Put the power of applied analytics and cutting-edge applied data science to work for you with a Master of Science in Analytics one-year STEM degree. Our interdisciplinary program is designed for professionals who want to learn the latest analytics tools and techniques with the ability to specialize in a field of interest. Students will study programming in three languages, data visualization, machine learning, deep learning neural networks and unstructured methods like text analytics and natural language processing through hands-on training and applied case studies. Advance your career and make a greater impact with analytics and data science skills.

Why choose UNH for your analytics degree?

Our programs take a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates experiential education, professional development, projects and work experience under the direction of faculty experts. We partner with international, national and local businesses to provide the resume-building experience that will propel your career. You’ll learn the cutting-edge technical skills you need to manage, distill and interpret data for industries from finance to healthcare to sports and marketing. Our graduates have gone on to careers at many high-profile organizations. This full-time program is offered on the Durham, N.H., campus, just 20 minutes from New Hampshire’s Seacoast, an hour from Boston and Portland, Maine, and less than two hours from the White Mountains.

Potential careers

  • Business analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data engineer
  • Data officer
  • Data scientist
  • Healthcare analyst
  • Management analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Quantitative analyst

Contact

Lyin Schramm

Academic Department Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-0803
Office: Analytics & Data Science, 10 Pettee Brook Lane Suite 1, Durham, NH 03824

UNH Analytics & Data Science
10 Pettee Brook Lane, Suite 1   
Durham, NH  03824
Phone: (603)862-0688 
TTY Users: dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-735-2964 (Relay N.H.)
E-mail: unh.analytics@unh.edu

 

 

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Curriculum & Requirements

These days, big data is a big deal, and it is everywhere - from professional sports to healthcare, and from e-commerce to government sectors. As the use of analytics grows, so does the demand for people who know how to skillfully extract value from massive amounts of data. The University of New Hampshire’s Master of Science in Analytics degree prepares graduates to fill the current gap in the marketplace. Analytics experts are needed - and in just 11 months, you can become one of them. 

The Master of Science in Analytics full-time, three-semester program (summer, fall, spring) at UNH is an applied, interdisciplinary graduate program that offers students in-depth training in quantitative analysis, applications and reasoning, critical thinking and analytics. It has a cohort design and is a full-time program intended to engage students in real-world projects with external partnerships that provide them with unique opportunities to apply their skills, solve real-world analytics problems, and develop connections for employment. Students are able to specialize in areas of health, business, or self-designed focus areas. Professional development, critical thinking, presentation/communication, and leadership skills are integrated into the analytics program-one of the fastest growing fields in the world. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for a number of SAS certifications.

  • Intensive, full-time, on-campus program provides a specialized set of skills in just 11 months.
  • Complete analytic projects with industry partners, gaining real-world experience while networking.
  • Work in analytics teams on projects sponsored by industry partners.
  • Gain expertise in advanced predictive modeling, market segmentation and text analysis. 
  • Professional development through teamwork, communication, critical thinking and project work

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credits completed with a cumulative grade point (GPA) average of 3.0 or higher and grades higher than B­.
  • Passing grade on Practicum Project – Student demonstrates synthesized learning from the curriculum into the analysis of a team project which includes applied skills in data cleaning, data mining, and analysis, professionalization, including presentation skills, conceptual mapping of questions, conveying of data and analytic limitations, and project scoping, as well as communication, messaging, and professional development skills.
  • Satisfactory attendance
  • Acceptable Student Professional Code of Conduct
Required Courses
DATA 800Introduction to Applied Analytic Statistics3
DATA 801Foundations of Data Analytics3
DATA 802Analytical Tools and Foundations3
DATA 803Introduction to Analytics Applications3
DATA 900Data Architecture3
DATA 901Analytics Applications I3
DATA 911Analytics Practicum I3
Cluster Elective I3
DATA 902Analytics Methods3
DATA 903Analytics Applications II3
DATA 912Analytics Practicum II3
Cluster Elective II3
Total Credits36

Deadlines

Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: N/A
  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer: April 30
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $65

Campus: Durham

New England Regional: ME RI VT

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Transcripts

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of recommendation: 3 required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

References should be substantial and should include academic and professional references.

Personal Statement

Prepare responses to three program-specific essay questions.

Statements must be included with your submitted application.

Resume

A current resume is required with your submitted application.

Department Requirements

You must have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in earning your Bachelor's (or Master's) degree and have completed at least one statistics course for credit. An interview with an Analytics program faculty member is required. Please note that this program’s core courses are held in-person.

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to complete our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. Please note that English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

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    I received my bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Paul College at UNH in 2018. While I was in Paul I focused on finance and marketing. I first became interested in analytics after taking Marketing Analytics my senior year. The quantitative side of marketing intrigued me and led me to...
  • I received my Bachelor of Science from UNH in Health Management and Policy in 2015. I then started my career in the insurance industry which led to a analyst role in I.T. This position allowed me to see first-hand the importance of data-driven decision making, as I was the liaison between business...
    I received my Bachelor of Science from UNH in Health Management and Policy in 2015. I then started my career in the insurance industry which led to a analyst role in I.T. This position allowed me to see first-hand the importance of data-driven decision making, as I was the liaison between business...
  • My background is in biological oceanography. I have a B.A. in biology from Cornell University, an M.S. in marine and atmospheric science from SUNY Stony Brook, and a Ph.D. in biological oceanography from the joint program between MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I worked as a...
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  • Alissa Andrews, M.S. in Analytics '16 went on to work as a Data Analyst for Liberty Mutual Insurance following graduation. She earned her Bachelor Degrees in Economics and International Relations from Mount Allison University in NB, Canada in May of 2015. She is from New Hampshire and grew up on ...
    Alissa Andrews, M.S. in Analytics '16 went on to work as a Data Analyst for Liberty Mutual Insurance following graduation. She earned her Bachelor Degrees in Economics and International Relations from Mount Allison University in NB, Canada in May of 2015. She is from New Hampshire and grew up on ...
  • Analytics Project   During the program, I worked with a major food producer in our area to understand their supply chain, as well as a large insurance provider to predict profitability. Both of these provided indispensable experience partnering with industry to solve real-world challenges. A third...
    Analytics Project   During the program, I worked with a major food producer in our area to understand their supply chain, as well as a large insurance provider to predict profitability. Both of these provided indispensable experience partnering with industry to solve real-world challenges. A third...

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