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Analytics (Master of Science)

Data drives the way successful businesses operate. Earning your Master of Science in Analytics online from Creighton University's Heider College of Business allows you to build adaptable data analysis skills and strengthen your business intelligence to affect decisions and progress in your organization.

This master’s degree program provides you with practical knowledge in predictive and prescriptive analytics, data visualization and modeling, machine learning, database management, research and more. You’ll learn how to analyze data, solve complex problems and drive decision-making processes.

“Heider College of Business has a fantastic reputation. Students want to come here, and students that leave after graduation are able to get jobs quickly … There's no doubt a demand for Creighton students.”
— Anton Ames, MBA | Instructor, Heider College of Business

It’s more than a degree—it’s an investment in your future

Demand for professionals with expertise in data and analytics is booming. Employers in nearly every industry are searching for professionals with analytical skill sets, including:

  • Software Developers
  • Data Scientists
  • Marketing Analysts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Operations Research Analysts

Many employers are seeking skilled professionals with data analytics degrees—and they’re looking for Creighton graduates in particular. The Heider College of Business, where the analytics master’s program is housed, has a reputation for excellence in the business community, thanks in part to its many partnerships with local and national Fortune 500 companies. Creighton is ranked in the top 25% of Business schools in the nation. Heider graduates are also in demand because employers know they’re educated in the Jesuit tradition, which encourages critical inquiry, excellence and a service-minded approach to business.

Designed to fit your goals and schedule

The MS in Analytics program can prepare you for a career in data sciences in just over two years. You won’t have to put your current career on hold. You can complete your data analytics courses online whenever and wherever works best for you.

Creighton’s analytics program ensures courses are timely and relevant. Four of the courses in Creighton’s MS in Analytics program are considered “floating” courses. This designation provides flexibility for the program director to substitute course offerings with new courses that cover the latest trends in the industry. As a student, we will help you customize your plan of study to fit your goals, while also staying current with new innovations and concepts in big data.

For all of these reasons and more, earning your master's in analytics through Creighton University is a wise investment in your future.

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Dustin Ormond, PhD, assistant professor

Dustin Ormond, PhD | Assistant Professor, Heider College of Business

“A lot of employers are seeking our students because of their education and the skills they bring to their professions, thanks to the practical experience they receive at Creighton.”

Program Details

Program Goals and Curriculum

To earn a Master of Science in Analytics at Creighton University, you must complete 33 credit hours. Four of the courses in this program are considered “floating” courses. This designation provides flexibility for the program director to substitute course offerings with new courses that cover the latest trends in the industry.

Core courses include:

  • Python Programming for Analytics
  • Statistics for Data Scientists
  • Data Wrangling
  • Ethics in Data Analytics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data Visual Analysis and Visualization
  • Machine Learning
  • Database Management Systems

Faculty

Our respected faculty at Creighton strives to help students in the Master's of Analytics program strengthen their skills, expand their knowledge and work to achieve their goals.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS in Analytics program, applicants must:

  • Complete an application
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended. Read more about sending transcripts here
  • Include a resume or curriculum vitae
  • Submit a personal statement: 300-500 words that explains why you’re interested in Creighton and this program in particular, as well as what you plan to do with your degree
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members
  • Provide a GMAT score, if required

 A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International students are welcomed into this program so long as they complete it from their country of residence, as F-1 visas will not be issued. 

International applicants must:

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit our financial aid site for more details.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Still have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731 for any additional questions you may have. 

Dates and Deadlines

The table below details the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.

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August

August 1

January

December 1

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