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Master of Science in Data Analytics

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Effectively analyzing big data helps agencies and organizations become better, smarter, and faster—which is why experts in data analytics are in great demand. Fordham’s master’s degree in data analytics will prepare you for a career in this fast-growing field by giving you the tools to find the story behind vast amounts of data.

You’ll develop the technical abilities and the communication skills to analyze and interpret data in real time. You’ll also benefit from our small class sizes where you’ll have the chance to interact with faculty members who have expertise both in the field and in the classroom.

The M.S. in Data Analytics is a registered STEM designated program, which permits a 24-month extension of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT), for a total eligibility of up to 36 months. Please consult Fordham’s STEM Extension page for more information.

Program Highlights

  • Designed to meet the demands of an ever-evolving job market
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of manipulating large dataset and building computational models 
  • Explore specific areas of interests, such as Cybersecurity, Economics, Biology, Psychology, Computational Finance, or Urban Studies
  • Hands on experience with cutting-edge technologies such as Tableau, Spark, Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing

Program Basics

  • Curriculum requires 10 courses for a total of 30 credits, including five core courses, four electives, and a Capstone Project
  • A master’s thesis is optional – if taken, it consists of two subsequent courses which replace the Capstone Project and one elective
  • One (1) internship (optional – if taken, this replaces the Capstone Project)
  • Designed as a one-to-two year program
  • Evening courses to accommodate working professionals

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants with undergraduate degrees in non-computer science areas are welcome
  • GRE is recommended, but not required
  • International students: TOEFL minimum 85*, IELTS equivalent 6.5 (visit ETS TOEFL or call 1-800-GO-TOEFL. Fordham’s GSAS Institution code is 2259. Allow four to six weeks for scores to be processed and sent to Fordham.

*Applicants with TOEFL scores below 85 may still apply


Experts in data analysis who can draw meaningful insights from data are highly sought after in a number of fields, including government, finance, marketing, and health care. Job titles include:

  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Chief information officer

"I interned at Google during my time as a Data Analytics student. Shortly after graduation, I received offers from a variety of industries, ranging from politics to healthcare. Given the medical domain of my thesis, I went with Health First and came onboard as a Data Scientist." - Matias B., Data Scientist at Health First

50 Best Jobs in America
According to the Glassdoor ®, four out of the top ten jobs in America are in Data Analytics.


Please consult the admissions information/requirements page.


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Tuition Rate for Professional Master's Programs

Please visit the GSAS Tuition and Fees page to view the tuition rate for the Computer and Information Science programs.


  1. What are the deadlines for Fall and Spring Admissions?
  1. What's available for graduate housing?
  1. Are GRE's required for this program?
  • Official GRE scores ARE REQUIRED (not simply "recommended") if an applicant wishes to be considered for GSAS merit-based financial aid. GREs for this program are otherwise recommended..
  1. Are conditional acceptances offered if prerequisites are required?
  • There are no conditional acceptances, only changes to degree requirements, such as added coursework taken while students are in the program or obtaining a satisfactory grade on a placement test, in order to meet pre-requisite requirements.