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Analytics Specialization Master of Science in Analytics

School of Business and Technology

Harness the Power of Data with an MS in Analytics

Make an impact as an IT professional, and prepare as a leader in the field of analytics. Our online Master of Science in Analytics can set you up as a valuable addition to any team, armed with the expertise and command of the analytic tools that businesses need today. This program can help you enhance your skills in data mining, statistics, applied analytics, modeling, forecasting, and more. You’ll learn how to find key information, interpret it, and use it to refine organizational strategies and drive more informed decision-making.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 11 Core Courses
  • Capstone
  • 48 total quarter credits (12 max transfer credits)

Classes Start April 8th

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.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo SPRING)

MS in Analytics Program Highlights

IT Analytics Expertise

Work with tools including SAS®, R, Python, and Tableau to enhance skills in data mining, statistics, modeling, forecasting, and more.

Ways to Influence with Data

Develop an understanding of transforming data for business solutions, while also building soft skills that can help you offer insights and communicate results to your organization.

SAS® Collaboration

Our collaboration with SAS®, the leader in analytics software, allows you to gain skills that employers value; you’ll have access to a full enterprise suite of SAS® software.

SAS® Certifications

Gain the skills you need to take certification exams, including SAS® Base Programmer, Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS® 9, and SAS® Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS® 9—and earn vouchers to take them for free.

Cutting-Edge Experience

With Capella’s virtual internship, you have the opportunity to grow as a strategic partner, data analyst, and dynamic leader.

Scholarships Available

Eligible students can save on tuition with a $3,000 scholarship. Learn more about available scholarships.

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 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.


Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.


Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

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
$695 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

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

Accredited & Recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

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

If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.

Employer & Association Discounts

If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Scholarship for New Students

Smart financing starts with a scholarship for eligible students that can lower your tuition. Enroll in a qualified program, apply for the scholarship, and meet the requirements.

MS in Analytics Sample Courses

The online master’s in analytics degree helps you develop skills in data sources, statistics, data mining, applied analytics and modeling, leadership, reporting, and forecasting, in order to solve problems within a variety of industry domains.

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

What You’ll Learn

The right education can change everything. Discover your path to leading with an online analytics degree.

  • Solve organizational problems using analytics to provide positive alternatives.
  • Learn to select and use appropriate analytics tools.
  • Apply ethical considerations to the analysis and presentation of your findings.

  • Build your communication skills to collaborate with stakeholders.
  • Represent data and information accurately through effective reporting and visual analytics.
  • Develop models using both structured and unstructured data from multiple sources.

"I was surprised at how much support I received from my professors, classmates, and academic coach. Capella was referred to me by a former employer, and it was the best decision I could have made during a rough time of job insecurity and financial distress."

Capricia M.*
MS in Analytics

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*Actual Capella student who agreed to be profiled in Capella promotional materials.

MS in Analytics Career Insights

A Deep Dive into Data Analytics

Common questions related to data analytics, career opportunities, and recommended soft skills in the field.

5 Essential Blogs for Data Professionals

Data professionals don’t have to look far to find knowledgeable industry resources and content. Here are five blogs for analytics news.

5 Skills Needed to Work in Big Data

Want to grow your career in data analytics? Turn your attention to demonstrating these five skills.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online master’s in analytics degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Business intelligence developer
  • Consultant
  • Business systems analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • ETL developer

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Corporation
  • Consulting firm
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Military

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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Ready for the Next Step?

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