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George Mason University

Data Analytics Engineering, MS

Program Overview

The Masters in Data Analytics Engineering is designed to provide students with an understanding of the technologies and methodologies necessary for data-driven decision-making. Topics cover data mining, information technology, statistical models, predictive analytics, optimization, risk analysis, and data visualization. Aimed at students who wish to become data scientists and analysts in finance, marketing, operations, business intelligence and other information intensive groups generating and consuming large amounts of data, the program also has wider applications, including concentrations in digital forensics, financial engineering, and business analytics.

Highlghts from the university catalog.

This program requires students to complete 121 credits of coursework.
 
Concentrations
One of the unique aspects of the program is the variety of concentrations. Students can elect a concentration that corresponds to a specialized technical area of interest. Students not interested in a concentration can work with an advisor to select 15 credits of electives from among courses allowed in all the concentrations.​
 
Concentration in Applied Analytics (APAN)
Concentration in Bioengineering (BIOE)

Concentration in Business Analytics (BUSA)
Concentration in Data Mining (DTM)
Concentration in Digital Forensics (DFOR)

Concentration in Financial Engineering (FNNE)
Concentration in Health Data Analytics
Concentration in Predictive analytics (PRAN)
Concentration in Statistical Analytics (STLA)

Find degree requirements in the university catalog.

Opportunities

Graduates with a master’s degree in data analytics engineering are part of a new class of engineers that deploy an interdisciplinary approach of statistical science, computer science, systems analytics, and another field of study such as business, operations research, geoscience, or bioscience. These specialized engineers build the structures that work to contain and organize gigantic fields of data so that it can be used to predict consumer behaviors, social trends such as extremism, disease threats, and factors influencing and influenced by climate change. Mason’s graduates benefit from our extensive history in sociological research, information technology, and global studies, which lends this program its unique strength. The employment outlook for this field is new and growing rapidly.

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