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It’s the perfect storm for ambitious professionals: demand for skilled data analysts is on the rise, and the graduate schools that train them simply can’t keep up. Capella’s Master of Science in Analytics online program prepares you to take advantage, armed with the expertise and command of analytic tools businesses need today.

Download this FREE Data Career Guide, created in collaboration with SAS, to help you envision where your interest in analytics can take you.

Our MS in Analytics program takes you deep into the world of Big Data, enhancing your skills in data mining, statistics, applied analytics, modeling, forecasting, and more. In short, you’ll learn how to find key information, interpret it, and use it to refine organizational strategies and drive more informed decision-making.

Developed in collaboration with SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence sector, Capella’s MS in Analytics is aligned to the SAS Statistical Business Analyst certification.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Earn SAS Certification 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

Experience a Virtual Internship with 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.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.

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.

View a full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

The demand for business analytics specialists is expected to reach 1.5 million by 2018

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.

To learn more, call 866.734.5929, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.