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Online Data Science Programs

Unlock New Careers in Big Data

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Master Data Mining and Machine Learning

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Move to the Leading Edge of Data Science and Analytics

The biggest companies are investing heavily in big data and will need skilled analysts to manage and interpret it. In fact, global spending in this sector will top $215 billion in 2021, up more than 10% from the previous year.1 With Utica University’s online undergraduate and graduate data science programs, you can prepare for in-demand roles at the leading edge of this field.

Our online data science programs focus on the advanced talents needed to lead data-driven solutions to complex challenges. You’ll learn how to harness an array of technologies for gleaning insights from complex data sets. The curriculum includes courses in data mining, machine learning, statistical methods, and more.

Successful analysts do more than mine data. They also know how to present their findings in clear ways to improve decision-making at their organization. So, our data science degrees offer data visualization coursework, enabling you to tell the story behind big data.

Our data science programs offer specializations in a variety of fields, letting you bring your data talents to the careers that fits your goals. That includes a business analytics specialization within our ACBSP-accredited Management (MBA), which prepares you to leverage analytics to unlock new opportunities for business growth.

There are abundant opportunities in this field, as more than 80% of data science employers planned to expand their teams during the second half of 2021 alone.2 With our online data science programs, you can gain advanced skills and prepare to thrive in these roles.

Online Data Science Programs

Where do you hope to take your data science career? With our online undergraduate and graduate data science degrees, you can specialize in the area that aligns with your talents and professional interests.

B.B.A. in Business Data Analytics

Gain hands-on experience working with the latest analytical tools and prepare to make effective business decisions using data.

M.S. in Data Science: Business Analytics

Build business theory and practice into your data analytics expertise. You’ll complete this specialization ready to manage risk, predict market and workforce developments, and understand demographic trends and census data.

M.S. in Data Science: Cybersecurity

Learn state-of-the-art cybersecurity and computer forensic practices, and apply your data science knowledge and skills in unique ways. This specialization features courses from our NSA-designated cybersecurity master’s program.

M.S. in Data Science: Financial Crime

Enhance your ability to manage the corporate and advanced technological resources that combat economic crime. You’ll complete this specialization ready for positions in the compliance and fraud investigation fields.

M.S. in Data Science: Social Science Analytics

Enhance your understanding of complex organizations and bureaucracy, social trends, voting data, and research design. You’ll complete this specialization with a macroscopic perspective on community dynamics.

M.S. in Data Science

Analyze data to solve problems and excel in one of the nation’s most promising new fields. You’ll choose a specialization to stand out to employers: Social Science, Business, Cybersecurity, or Financial Crime.

Management (MBA): Business Analytics

Specialize your Management MBA with a focus on business analytics. Use theoretical models in the collection, design, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and the real-world process of creating and implementing solutions based on that data.

Career Outlook: One of the Top 10 Best Jobs

Data scientist is one of the top careers you can pursue. In fact, U.S. News & World Report recently placed this career in the Top 10 of its technology, STEM, and overall jobs rankings.3

Careers in data science received these rankings for many reasons, including their low unemployment rate and high median salary ($94,280 per year).3 After completing our online data science programs, you can pursue employment opportunities like:

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Data analytics manager
  • Financial examiner
  • Health care analyst


In data science, innovation is a must. That’s why our data science programs focus on the leading-edge talents needed to move this field forward. What’s more, you can specialize in the area where you want to make a difference, including cybersecurity, financial crime, and social science.

You can complete our data science programs part time or full time in a flexible online format that provides the flexibility to meet your personal and professional commitments.

Study Data Science at a University Known for Excellence

Our accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education means you’ll experience an exceptional online education. After all, our quality programs and superior outcomes helped us earn these rankings from U.S. News & World Report:

  • No. 90 in Regional Universities North
  • No. 30 in Top Performers for Social Mobility

Interested in cybersecurity? Our programs have been recognized for excellence by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Additionally, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security designated Utica University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD).

Faculty: Learn From Data Science Experts

Data science offers boundless opportunities, and our expert faculty will help you unlock them.

Learn from leaders and practitioners with real-world experience in cybersecurity, health care, GIS, and more. Tap into their robust knowledge of the tools and techniques used to harness big data.

What’s more, our data science programs offer a network of data professionals. The connections you make at Utica University can help you advance even further in data science or analytics careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about our online data science programs. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, reach out to us by calling (866) 295-3106.

Yes! U.S. News & World Report has named us a Top 200 Regional University, and our cybersecurity programs have earned recognition from the:

  • Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center
  • National Security Agency
  • Department of Homeland Security

Our programs have also been recognized for excellence by the SR Education Group,, and

We’re accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This recognition affirms that you’ll receive an exceptional and rigorously evaluated online education as a Utica student.

Work experience is not required for most of our online data science programs. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.

That depends on the type of degree you are pursuing. In many cases, we accept transfer credits from other regionally accredited schools if they apply to your chosen curriculum.

As part of the admissions process, our staff completes a detailed, course-by-course evaluation of your previously earned credits to determine if and how many of your previously earned credits apply. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.

Studying online offers many benefits. You can choose where and when you study, all while continuing your career, raising a family, and contributing to your community as you advance your education.

Plus, you won’t have to commute or find on-campus housing as an online learner, which could help you save money as you learn. Visit our Online Student Life page to learn more about the online student experience.

You will typically dedicate 12 to 15 hours per week to each online course. While the rigor and expectations for on-campus and online instruction are the same, the flexible online format helps you fit the coursework into your schedule in the way that works for you.

Utica University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, making additional funds available for U.S. military students without an additional charge to their GI Bill® entitlement. View the military benefits page to learn more about Utica University benefits for U.S. military veterans and service members.

Utica University provides a 10% tuition discount for online students and spouses of Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard service members. Students can also apply for Yellow Ribbon funding, the GI Bill®, VA benefits, Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid, Navy/Marine Corps relief, and The American Legion scholarships. View the military benefits page to learn more about benefits for veterans and service members at Utica University.

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  1. Yahoo! (2021 August 17). “Global Spending on Big Data and Analytics Solutions Will Reach $215.7 Billion in 2021, According to a New IDC Spending Guide.” Retrieved September 14, 2021, from
  2. Burtch Works (2021). The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Data Science & Analytics Professionals. Retrieved September 16, 2021, from
  3. U.S. News & World Report. (2021). Best Jobs Rankings: Data Scientist. Retrieved on September 14, 2021, from