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Make meaningful contributions to the data science field

Gain expertise and strengthen your resume with a 100% online Data Science Certificate from PennWest Global Online.

Are you ready to join the ranks of technology professionals who are quietly changing the world? When you enroll in PennWest’s Data Analytics program online, you will be on your way.

This program prepares you to make a meaningful contribution to organizations in every field, from retail sales to health care, because you will have the skills and expertise to interpret and apply big data to generate insights that will identify and predict business trends.

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90%

An IBM report states that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.

100% online

Designed for working professionals

$99,270

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of computer systems analysts was $99,270 in May 2021.

Fast Facts

6.1%

Average pay boost associated with expertise in SAS analytics, ranked the most valuable career-focused skill in today's job market, according to a 2016 study by Money magazine and Payscale.

Credits:

15

Format:

100% online

Contact:

Lisa Kovalchick
kovalchick@pennwest.edu
724-938-4146

Start Terms:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Careers and Salaries

What Can I Do with a Master’s in Data Science and Analytics?

Jobs in information technology are ranked in the "Best Jobs in America" by Money Magazine year after year. An article from The Economist explored which degrees give the best financial returns and another article from Forbes Magazine listed the majors with the highest starting salaries.

Students graduate from our programs with a solid education and get good jobs with outstanding employers such as Raytheon, PNC Bank, Minitab, DataForma, Remote Database Experts, and Future POS. Graduates can also be found in successful positions in local schools, banks and small businesses, as well as government positions.

Graduate Outcomes

  1. Design, implement, populate, and query relational databases for operational data.
  2. Design, modeling, data integration (ETL), analysis, querying, and reporting of data warehouses using analytical databases. Evaluate the use of data from acquisition through cleansing, warehousing, analytics, and visualization to the ultimate business decision.
  3. Perform quantitative data analysis using appropriate statistical methods and tools (SAS) to aid business decisions and reduce the risks and optimize solutions.
  4. Explore data to understand relationships among variables and harness/mine very large data sets to make business decisions using machine learning techniques.
  5. Build and apply machine learning algorithm-based predictive models to make predictions for new data. Partition data to train, validate, and test the predictive models. Assess model performance for deploying the model offering the best predictive accuracy. Use ensemble models to improve predictions.
  6. Apply data visualization best practices to communicate visual insights through charts, dashboards, and to communicate data-driven stories.
  7. Discern when to implement relational versus non-relational database systems. Execute real-time analytical methods on streaming datasets to react quickly to customer need.
  8. Integrate, apply, and implement the concepts, techniques and tools of data analytics learned  in the MS DSA Program using capstone projects with real-world datasets.
  9. Identify and explain knowledge in data science, big data, and technology used for processing big data and data science methods.
  10. Formulate and solve data science and big data problems using appropriate data management and analysis skills.
  11. Identify and apply the technology necessary to aid in solving real-world problems.
  12. Effectively use technology to solve data science problems.
  13. Be literate in the language of data science and in data analysis skills for data science and big data.

Admissions Requirements

2.8/Official transcripts

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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