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Analytics Specialization Master of Science in Analytics

School of Business and Technology


Capella’s Master of Science in Analytics prepares data analytics professionals to work with, understand, and transform data to develop solutions that resolve applied problems, while effectively providing insights and communicating results to the organization. During the program, you’ll work with tools including SAS, R, Python, and Tableau to enhance skills in data mining, statistics, applied analytics, modeling, forecasting, visualization, and more. Strengthen your collaboration, communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.

Capella’s Master’s in Analytics was developed in collaboration with SAS®, the leader in business analytics software and services and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.

Earn SAS Certifications and Digital Badges with Your Degree

If you’re looking to enhance your analytics skills and annual earnings potential, here’s your opportunity. With SAS in place at more than 80,000 business, government and university sites around the world, opportunities abound for students entering the workforce with a SAS certification. In our Master’s in Analytics program you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to take exams for the following certifications—and vouchers to take them for free:

  •          SAS Base Programmer for SAS 9
  •          SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9
  •          SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9
  •          SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner 13

You also have the opportunity to apply for and earn Capella’s Analytics Using SAS® and Advanced Analytics Using SAS® graduate certificates along the way to your MS in Analytics degree. In addition, by completing the certificate courses you’ll also receive a corresponding digital badge that helps validate your skills and accomplishments, and allows you to showcase your knowledge to potential employers and peers on your professional networks, such as LinkedIn.

Experience a Virtual Internship in our Interactive Simulation

Capella’s cutting-edge virtual internship helps you to develop the skills to be a strategic partner, a knowledgeable data analyst, and a dynamic leader. Through the interactive simulation you and your teammates have the unique opportunity to work with Vila Health™, a health care provider struggling with analysis of their extensive, complex data. You will investigate complex data sets, determine the proper analytic tools to use, and present your findings to leaders in a succinct, powerful visualization, all while building vital team skills sought by today’s employers.

Access to Cutting-Edge Content at No Additional Cost

As a benefit of Capella’s partnership with Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning for IT specialists, students in select IT courses receive full business account access to Pluralsight’s library of more than 5,000 courses—a $499 value—that also includes access to Code School for interactive learning and lab practice.

Degree Outcomes

Our Master of Science in Analytics prepares you to work with, understand, and develop solutions to prepare you to pursue a career in the diverse field of data analytics. You’ll enhance skills in data sources, statistics, data mining, applied analytics and modeling, leadership, reporting, forecasting, and visualization to solve problems in many industries. Plus, you’ll strengthen your abilities to collaborate, communicate, and make effective presentations.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online master’s degree in Analytics include: business analyst, data analyst, data architect, business intelligence developer, ETL developer, data or research analyst, adjunct or part-time faculty, and consultant. Potential workplaces include corporations, government agencies, higher education, and consulting firms.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

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Classes Start December 4th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$675 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

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Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ANLT5050 Concepts of Data Mining
ANLT5060 Applied Forecasting
ANLT5070 Text Mining
ANLT5080 Advanced Analytics and Modeling
ANLT5100 Visual Analytics

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

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