Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics

Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics

Big data is growing exponentially in today’s business world, and the Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics (MPS-DAAN) at Penn State Great Valley brings the study of its systems to the tech-savvy greater Philadelphia region. The 30-credit program provides students the skills to design, implement, and apply data analysis techniques to a broad array of industries that utilize high quantities of data to determine trends, construct models, and make strategic decisions.

Students enrolling in the master’s degree program will:  

  • Collect, classify, analyze, and model data and large and ultra-large scales using statistics, computer science, machine learning, and software engineering
  • Design, deploy, and manage the infrastructure and data analytical processes of predictive analytics
  • Understand the lifecycle of big data systems like Tableau, R, Hadoop, Hive, and Spark
  • Receive hands-on experience in Penn State Great Valley’s big data lab through projects and research

Students will be involved in or looking to explore careers as data scientists, modelers, analysts, or architects; business intelligence (BI) developers; or extraction, transformation, loading (ETL) developers.