Buffalo State University

M.S. in Data Science and Analytics (DSA)

Program Description

Data science and analytics (DSA) is a fast-growing discipline leading to excellent job opportunities in a variety of fields, including business, industry, health, government, and education. Students who enroll in the Data Science and Analytics master’s program will be guided to create their best degree curriculum based on their own career aspirations.

The curriculum includes courses covering big data, statistics, machine learning, database management, data visualization, programming, and business intelligence. All students will have applied and experiential learning opportunities, be involved in research, and be required to complete an internship.

The degree program is interdisciplinary in nature. Students will have the benefit of studying from experts in the respective fields in a coordinated curriculum. The DSA curriculum will be combined with business and communication courses allowing graduates to become leaders in their profession.

Focus Areas

  • Big data
  • Statistics
  • Machine learning
  • Database management
  • Data visualization
  • Programming
  • Business intelligence

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Data analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Data manager
  • Application architect

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

Bachelor’s Degree

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes