Master’s in Data Science Programs in Georgia

Is Georgia on your mind for data science? Take a look at our guide to schools, research, job prospects, online alternatives, graduate scholarships, and networking opportunities!

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Syracuse University

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Master of Science in Applied Data Science

Syracuse University’s online Master of Science in Data Science can be completed in as few as 18 months.

  • Complete in as little as 18 months
  • No GRE scores required to apply

Southern Methodist University

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Master of Science in Data Science

Earn your MS in Data Science at SMU, where you can specialize in Machine Learning or Business Analytics, and complete in as few as 20 months.

  • No GRE required.
  • Complete in as little as 20 months.

University of Denver

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Master of Science in Data Science

Earn your MS in Data Science online in as few as 18 months. Bridge courses are available.

  • Complete in as few as 18 months
  • No GRE required

University of California, Berkeley

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Master of Information and Data Science

Earn your Master’s in Data Science online from UC Berkeley in as few as 12 months.

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • No GRE required

University of Dayton

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Master of Business Analytics

Gain in-demand analytics skills with an online master’s in business analytics. Complete in as few as 12 months.

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • GRE/GMAT not required

American University

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Master of Science in Analytics

American University’s online MS in Analytics program prepares students to apply data analysis skills to real-world business practices. The program can be completed in 12 months. No GMAT/GRE required. 

  • No GMAT or GRE scores required to apply
  • AACSB accredited
  • Complete in as few as 12 months

Pepperdine University

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Master of Science in Business Analytics

Earn your MS in Business Analytics online from Pepperdine University. Learn advanced tools like Python, Tableau, SQL, Hadoop, and Excel.

  • Complete in as few as 16 months
  • Delivered by an AACSB-accredited school
  • Earn a specialized business master’s degree

Syracuse University

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Master of Science in Business Analytics

Looking to become a data-savvy leader? Earn your online Master of Science in Business Analytics from Syracuse University.

  • As few as 18 months to complete 
  • No GRE required to apply

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Already have Georgia Tech on your shortlist? Feel free to skip ahead to our list of all the data science programs in Georgia.

Studying Data Science in Georgia

Thanks to Atlanta, the Silicon Valley of the South is making a name for itself. Georgia’s capital is studded with Fortune 1000 companies and home to countless data-driven start-ups.

One exciting thing about Atlanta is its technology & innovation centers. If you haven’t visited Atlanta Tech VillageTechSquare LabsFlatironCity, or any of the city’s other accelerators, now is the time.

Two other important names for data scientists to remember are the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), which serves as a hub of useful info (e.g. jobs, events, training, etc.), and the open-membership Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), which is a major start-up initiative.

Data Science Research & Initiatives at Georgia Universities

It’s no accident that the ATDC is a Georgia Tech project. This famous university has socked a huge amount of money into Atlanta’s Tech Square area, and it’s deeply committed to big data. You’ll find it in US. News & World Report rankings for the top 10 of Best Graduate Computer Science Programs for 2022.

When you’re weighing degrees, here are some related points to consider:

Meanwhile, Georgia Southern University is standing up for small towns like Statesboro, using its Business Innovation Group (BIG) to support projects like the Innovation Incubator. The university also has research interests in health (e.g. Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics and Survey Research) and the cloud (e.g. Cloud Computing Solutions Research Laboratory).

Online Data Science Programs in Georgia

Distance learning is coming along in the Peach State. In 2013, Georgia Tech created a partnership with Udacity and AT&T to develop its online MS in Computer Science.

We cover general things to look for in an online data science program elsewhere, so here we decided to look more closely at state offerings.

Online Graduate Certificates in Data Science

When it comes to online graduate certificates, Kennesaw State is focused on the business end. Its distance learning options include online certificates in applied statistics using R or SAS®. Kennesaw State also offers online certificates in software engineering and systems engineering. If you’re trying to develop a particular set of skills, have a look at our master list of Online Graduate Certificates in Data Science. This has a list of online graduate certificates from schools across the country.

Online Master’s Degrees in Data Science

Georgia Southern has an MS in Computer Science with a concentration in Data Mining and Data Warehousing. Georgia Tech University offers an online master of science in computer science, from their partnership with AT&T and Udactiy.

We also have databases of online master’s degrees in data sciencebusiness analytics, and information systems around the nation.

Data Science Bootcamps in Georgia

Do you live in Georgia? Are you interested in starting a career in data science or data analytics? If so, you may want to consider attending a data science or data analytics bootcamp. A bootcamp is a short-term, intensive course of study meant to quickly introduce students to a new field. Bootcamps in Georgia are dedicated to data science, the study of developing knowledge from sets of information; data analytics, the process of drawing conclusions from information; or both data science and data analytics. See our guides to learn more about data science bootcamps or data analytics bootcamps or our guide to data science and data analytics bootcamps in Atlanta for more information!

Data Science Scholarships in Georgia

We chose to focus on university awards that would cover data science degrees in our listings, but don’t take this as the end! Your school’s Graduate Studies Office will have more information on general scholarships and fellowships and info on financial options.

Georgia State University

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

  • College of Computing Graduate Student Awards: The College hands out modest awards to graduate students (including MS in Computer Science students) each year. Awards honor teaching assistants, research assistants, and research.

Kennesaw State University

  • CarMax Auto Finance Analytics Scholarship: Sponsored by CarMax, this merit-based scholarship is given to students enrolled in the Master of Science Degree in Applied Statistics (MSAS), undergraduates with a minor in Applied Statistics and Data Analysis at Kennesaw State University, and students pursuing a degree in management from the Coles College of Business.
  • Graduate Assistantships: Kennesaw’s Graduate College offers Graduate Assistantships at several levels and in different categories (e.g. teaching, research, etc.).

University of Georgia

  • Terry College of Business Assistantships and Scholarships
    • Terry College of Business Graduate Assistantships: Terry administers the MBA in Business Analytics program, and it offers graduate assistantships to much of the incoming class. Assistantships include tuition waivers, a monthly stipend, and a discount on health insurance.
    • Terry College of Business MBA Leadership Scholarship: Each year, Terry awards $1,000-$2,000 in the spring semester to a current MBA student who shows exceptional leadership. Students can nominate themselves.
    • Terry College of Business Scholarships: In addition to the awards mentioned, Terry also offers a variety of scholarships, ranging in amounts from $5,000 to $20,000 per year, to its students.

Data Science Events in Georgia

Data Science Meetups & Communities in Georgia

As you might expect, a lot of data science meetups are in Atlanta. There are groups devoted to tools (e.g. HadoopPython, etc.), platforms, and special interests (e.g. The Business Intelligence SIG). Here are some of the larger ones with useful networking opportunities:

  1. Atlanta Big Data User Group: Open to anyone interested in big data issues, architectures, and solutions, this meetup often connects with other groups and partner organizations for events.
  2. Data, Cloud, and AI in Atlanta: This tool-based meetup is intended to give members a jump start with big data tools & applications, including Hadoop scripting, visualizations, and text analytics.
  3. Data Science ATL: Data Science ATL is focused more on techniques than on tools, and it frequently hosts partner events (e.g. General Assemb.ly “Meet and Hire”) and talks at venues like theGeorgia Tech Business Analytics Center.
  4. Data Science & Business Intelligence Society of Atlanta: This meetup has been going strong since 2010 and boasts over 4,800 members. There are training bootcamps, talks, and lots of partner events.
  5. Startup Atlanta Meetups:Startup Atlanta has put together a handy list of meetups and drinks events in the metro Atlanta area. These include the popular Atlanta Startup Village and Atlanta Startup Founder 101.

Data Science Conferences & Workshops in Georgia

Like other mid-size Silicon centers (e.g. Miami), Atlanta only occasionally hosts major data science conferences (e.g. Strata Data Conference,Predictive Analytics WorldIEEE ConferencesSIGKDDThe Machine Learning Conference, etc.). Can’t afford the flights to New York City or San Francisco? Here are some local events to consider:

  1. Georgia Technology Summit: Hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), this C-level summit attracts CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and technology entrepreneurs.
  2. MLconf Atlanta: This one-day conference brings together machine learning experts from various industries, research fields, and universities to discuss the latest methodologies and applications.
  3. SuperNova South: SuperNova South is a 5-day event covering almost everything in tech (e.g. finance, mobile, start-up, cyber security, etc.) and is held in Atlanta.
  4. Venture Atlanta: Venture Atlanta aims to unite Georgia’s top technology innovators with top-tier investors. There are networking breakfasts, expert panels, fireside chats, company presentations, a Demo Day—the list goes on.

Bonus round: Every spring, the ATDC hosts an Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) Startup Showcase. This gives promising start-ups a chance to showcase their technologies and attract investors.

Data Science Jobs in Georgia

Georgia has start-up energy. Atlanta has spawned tech innovators like Kabbage, AirWatch (acquired by VMWare), Predikto, and Kanga, and centers like ATDC just keep on pumping out ideas.

Plus there’s the needs of the establishment. Along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Turner Broadcasting, UPS, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and many other famous names, Atlanta can now claim General Electric.

Data Scientist Salaries in Georgia

According to data from the O*NET OnLine in 2020, data scientists made an average $85,600 per year in Georgia.

Last updated: April 2022

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Data Science Programs in Georgia

We found 8 universities in Georgia offering Masters of Data Science programs (and/or closely related programs, like MS in Analytics / Masters in Business Analytics). The university’s website will have the most up to date information on specific programs.

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Georgia College & State University

Management Informations SysteMaster of Science

Milledgeville, Georgia

Name of Degree: Management Informations SysteMaster of Science

Enrollment Type: Full-Time and Part-Time

Length of Program: 1 year

Credits: 30

Concentrations: N/A

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree 
  • Official transcripts from all programs attended
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score for International Students
  • Prerequisite courses
  • Professional resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • 3.0 GPA
  • GRE/GMAT Scores
Learn more about the Management Informations SysteMaster of Science from Georgia College & State University

Georgia Institute of Technology

College of Computing

Master of Science in Computer Science

Atlanta, Georgia

Name of Degree: Master of Science in Computer Science

Enrollment Type: N/A

Length of Program: N/A

Credits: 30

Concentrations:

Computational Perception and Robotics, Computing Systems, Interactive Intelligence, Machine Learning

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • GRE or GMAT
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores 
Learn more about the Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

Masters in Electrical Engineering

Atlanta, Georgia

Name of Degree: Masters in Electrical Engineering

Enrollment Type: Full-Time and Part-Time

Length of Program: 1 year

Credits: 30

Concentrations: N/A

Admission Requirements:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Bachelor’s
  • GRE
  • TOEFL/IELTS
  • Lawful Presence Document (U.S. Citizens only)
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Georgia Southern University

College of Engineering and Computing

Master of Science in Computer Science

Statesboro, Georgia

Name of Degree: Master of Science in Computer Science

Enrollment Type: Part-Time

Length of Program: 2 years

Credits: 30

Concentrations: N/A

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science 
  • 3.0 GPA
  • GRE scores
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (employment) in computing
Learn more about the Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Southern University

Georgia State University

Master's of Science in Information Systems

Atlanta, Georgia

Name of Degree: Master’s of Science in Information Systems

Enrollment Type: Full-Time and Part-Time

Length of Program: 2 years

Credits: 36

Concentrations: N/A

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree  
  • Video Interview
  • Unofficial/Official transcripts
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score for International Students
  • Prerequisite courses
  • Professional resume/CV
  • Personal statement
Learn more about the Master's of Science in Information Systems from Georgia State University

Kennesaw State University

Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics

Kennesaw, Georgia

Name of Degree: Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics

Enrollment Type: Full-Time and Part-Time

Length of Program: 2 years

Credits: 36

Concentrations: N/A

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Unofficial/Official transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score for International Students
  • Prerequisite courses
Learn more about the Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics from Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University

School of Data Science and Analytics

Certificate in Applied Statistics using R

Kennesaw, Georgia

Name of Degree: Certificate in Applied Statistics using R

Enrollment Type: Full-Time and Part-Time

Length of Program: Less than 1 year – 1+ years

Credits: 15

Concentrations: N/A

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Statement of purpose
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Mercer University

Master Business Analytics

Atlanta, Georgia

Name of Degree: Master Business Analytics

Enrollment Type: Full-Time and Part-Time

Length of Program: 2 years

Credits: 36

Concentrations: N/A

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • GRE or GMAT scores (optional)
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University of Georgia

Terry College of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Athens, Georgia

Name of Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics

Enrollment Type: Full-Time

Length of Program: 1 year

Credits: 33

Concentrations: N/A

Admission Requirements:

  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • GMAT and/or GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS (only required for non- native English speakers)
  • 1+ internship and/or full- time Work experience
Learn more about the Master of Science in Business Analytics from University of Georgia

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