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IT Analytics Specialization Master of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Build Your Analytics Knowledge

Build your foundation in IT with a master's in information technology, analytics degree while gaining knowledge of topics that include data-driven decision making, statistical methods, and cultural and ethical aspects of data analysis. Engage in problem solving with hands-on coursework, designed to best practices that will help you grow as an individual contributor. You will gain a deep knowledge of developing technology solutions as they apply in a globally expanding field.

What to Expect

  • Online
  • 7 Core Courses
  • 5 Specialization Courses
  • Applied IT Project

Classes Start January 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.

Admissions Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Deepen Your Analytics Knowledge

Discover analytical and statistical techniques you can use to support decision making and problem solving.

Focus on Data-Driven Solutions

Get ready to use data and data sources to make the right decisions where they count the most.

Find the Right Tools

Build your knowledge of which analytical tools and statistical methods are appropriate for resolving issues.

Master Solution Implementation

Understand how to apply analytical tools, statistical methods, and techniques for decision making.

Discover the Impact of Analytics

Gain insight into the ethical, legal, global, and cultural factors in the analytics process.

Build Your Communication Skills

Find your voice and the appropriate methods for communicating analytical methods and results with multiple audiences.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

SAS®-Aligned Courses

Your coursework has been developed in collaboration with SAS®, the leader in analytics.

Applied IT Project

Work on solving a real-world problem faced by an actual organization to demonstrate what you’ve learned in your program.

Engaging Coursework

Grow your knowledge with hands-on experience with virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

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
$682 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. 

Scholarships for New Students

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

10% Military Discount

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

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Accredited & Respected

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

Sample Courses

This online MS in Information Technology Analytics can help you build data analytics skills and grow your understanding of the strategies that experts need in the discipline. Focus on data-driven decision making, statistical methods, and more.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ANLT5010 Foundations in Analytics
ANLT5020 Data Sources for Analytics
ANLT5030 Statistical Methods in Analytics
ITEC5040 Predictive Models and Classification Methods
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.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

6 Books Every Data Professional Needs

Capella University faculty members offer six books every data professional should read.

4 Examples of Data Analytics In Action

A look at four examples of big data and analytics in action in industries outside of the corporate world.

A Deep Dive Into Data Analytics

A breakdown of common questions related to analytics, career opportunities, and “soft” skills you need to be successful in the field.

Move Forward in Your Career

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

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Data architect
  • Director of technology
  • Software engineer
  • Solutions architect
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems engineer
  • Technology manager

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Bank
  • Consulting service
  • Financial services
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Hospital
  • Insurance carrier
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications carrier

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide.  Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

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