The Data Analytics Engineering (DAEN) Master of Science Program is a multidisciplinary program in the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering. This program provides students with knowledge and experience across a broad range of data analytics algorithms, tools, and processes, and focuses on a flexible and broad set of courses to be used by graduates for solving a wide range of real-world problems.
The online program can potentially be completed in approximately two years and will provide the graduate with an expanded set of career options and opportunities.
Unique, Real-World Program
Faculty in the online master’s in data analytics program are dedicated to offering a career-focused program. They meet regularly with an industry-expert advisory committee to ensure coursework is rigorous and relevant.
The program addresses three types of data analytics engineering: a) data engineering; b) data architecture; and c) data analysis. The data engineering area of the program is focused on data conditioning required to fit data into specific data architectures and transform data to be exploitable. The data architecture area is focused creating frameworks that make data driven intelligence possible. The data analysis area is focused on creating repeatable means to draw key insight and signal from data. In your capstone course, you’ll create a functional team project and deliver a technical report and oral briefing at its completion.
The multidisciplinary curriculum includes coursework from several departments within the Volgenau School of Engineering.
Learn In a Top-Ranked School
George Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering has worked with Big Data and cybersecurity for more than 25 years. It’s led by faculty with rich industry experience and connections who draw upon both to teach a proven, career-focused curriculum and make you a top competitor for the future data architect, scientist, or analyst role you prefer.
- The 20 Best Schools to Study Big Data Analytics — TechRepublic, March 2016
- Top 50 Best-Value, Big Data Graduate Programs — Value Colleges, 2018
Online Graduate Certificate Option
Take four courses in roughly 12 months to gain foundational knowledge in data analytics engineering. Concepts covered include:
- Data, data quality, and large volumes of data
- Data management and data mining
- Modeling and model usage for making decisions
- Statistical methods and visualization
If you decide later to pursue the online MS in Data Analytics Engineering degree, credits from the graduate certificate will apply.
The MS in Data Analytics Engineering online program accepts applications on a rolling basis and is currently accepting applications. Applicants for the online program should apply here. Applicants for the on-campus data analytics program should apply here. The Fall 2020 application fee has been waived.
Virtual Open House
The George Mason University faculty dedicates time throughout the year to hold interactive sessions online for those who want to learn more about the programs we offer. If you would like to find out more about what you can expect from an online MS in Data Analytics Engineering, visit our pre-recorded Virtual Open House and watch at your convenience. For information on upcoming sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.Request Info