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Analytics Specialization Master of Science in Analytics

School of Business and Technology

Dive Deep into Big Data

Capella’s online master’s in analytics degree prepares you to be a valuable addition to any team, armed with the expertise and command of the analytic tools that businesses need today. Our program will help you enhance your skills in data mining, statistics, applied analytics, modeling, forecasting, and more. You’ll learn how to find key information, interpret it, and use it to refine organizational strategies and drive more informed decision-making.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 11 Core Courses
  • Capstone

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.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Solve Problems Analytically

Solve organizational problems using analytics to provide positive alternatives.

Use the Right Tools

Learn to select and use appropriate analytics tools.

Consider the Ethics

Apply ethical considerations to the analysis and presentation of your findings.

Communicate Clearly

Build your communication skills to collaborate with stakeholders.

Report Effectively

Represent data and information accurately through effective reporting and visual analytics.

Use Multiple Data Sources

Develop models using both structured and unstructured data from multiple sources.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Help Tell the Data Story

Understand and transform data to develop business solutions, while providing insights and communicating results to the organization. 

Expand Your Current IT Skills

Work with tools including SAS®, R, Python, and Tableau to enhance skills in data mining, statistics, modeling, forecasting, and more.

Cutting-Edge Experience

Capella’s virtual internship helps you to develop the skills to be a strategic partner, a data analyst, and a dynamic leader.

Gain the skills you need to take these certification exams: SAS Base Programmer and Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9, SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9 and SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner 13. You can even earn vouchers for free exams.

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
$695 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

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. 

10% Military Discount

Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans could be eligible for a discount.

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Scholarships for New Students

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

Our master’s in analytics program was developed in collaboration with SAS®, the leader in analytics. SAS collaborates with colleges and universities around the world to launch degree and certificate programs to foster the current and next generation of analytics talent.

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

The online master’s in analytics degree helps you develop skills in data sources, statistics, data mining, applied analytics and modeling, leadership, reporting, and forecasting, in order to solve problems within a variety of industry domains.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ANLT5050 Concepts of Data Mining
ANLT5060 Applied Forecasting
ANLT5070 Text Mining
ANLT5080 Advanced Analytics and Modeling
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.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Relevant Blog Posts

Data Analytics in Action

Analyzing big data is the process of examining large data sets in order to uncover hidden patterns, show changes over time, and confirm or challenge theories.

Students Win First Place at Data Analytics Competition

Two students took the plunge into the prestigious MinneMUDAC data analytics competition and came out on top.

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 online master’s in analytics degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Business intelligence developer
  • Consultant
  • Business systems analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • ETL developer

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Corporation
  • Consulting firm
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Military

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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