100% Online Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering

Located in Virginia. Serving the World.

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Competitive Tuition

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Ranked 20th Most Innovative School1

Expert Faculty

Access a Wealth of Opportunities in Big Data Fields

Gaining the ability to mine and analyze big data is like holding a world opportunity in your hand. With the MS in Data Analytics Engineering and Certificate in Data Analytics programs from George Mason University, you can build expertise for in-demand data analytics careers while studying 100% online.

These multidisciplinary programs equip you with an innovative mindset for mining and analyzing big data to solve elusive business challenges, regardless of your stage of education.

Discover the rich online learning experiences available exclusively from Virginia’s largest research university. Plus, capitalize on the proven career and advancement achieved by graduates of George Mason’s online programs.

Choose Your Pathway to a Career in Data Analytics

Our master’s and certificate programs provide practical skills for work in a variety of fields, often overlapping with traditional careers in the data science industry.


Prepare to turn raw data into valuable insights, helping businesses unlock new opportunities with this MS program. You’ll learn about applied statistics, data management principles, information representation, and more.


George Mason offers a graduate certificate that you can complete in about 12 months. Seek this certificate to learn to glean meaningful information from big data, with the option to transfer your credits to the master’s degree program.

A World-Class Education Within Reach

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. We welcome students from all walks of life, and we’ve designed our programs with that in mind. Our modern curriculum, responsive faculty, and innovative solutions combine to produce a six-year graduation rate that exceeds the national average, with no disparity based on ethnicity or economic status. We’re proud to be continuously recognized – and ranked – for offering an education that is affordable, accessible, and valuable.

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Rigorous Academic Standards. Flexible Online Format.

At George Mason, we curate online programs that offer innovative experiences to further your ambitions in a way that works with your schedule. Like our on-campus students, you’ll benefit from our commitment to academic rigor and integrity while learning from the same renowned faculty.

We’ve been recognized as a top university for non-traditional learners, and our commitment to your success goes beyond graduation. After you’ve earned your degree, you’ll maintain lifetime access to our career services.

Online Courses at the Leading Edge of Data Analytics

Whether continuing your education as a data scientist or just getting started, George Mason University has the program for you. Our master’s and certificate programs will help you learn to play a pivotal role in business decision-making based on data analytics.

Careers at the Intersection of Business and Big Data

Data science employment is projected to grow 15% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than most other occupations.3 Get started in George Mason’s data analytics programs to gain the technical savvy and hands-on experience needed for big data roles employers in the public and private sectors seek.

5 Careers in Data Analytics and Beyond

  1. Data Scientist: $100,910 per year3
  2. Data Analyst: $62,970 per year4
  3. Data Engineer: $93,560 per year5
  4. Database Architect: $98,860 per year6
  5. Machine Learning Engineer: $112,709 per year7

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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. U.S. News & World Report. George Mason University Rankings. Retrieved September 13, 2022, from https://www.usnews.com/.
  2. Value Colleges. Top 50 Best Data Science Programs (Graduate) in the USA. Retrieved June 16, 2022, from https://www.valuecolleges.com/.
  3. O*Net OnLine. Data Scientists: 15-2051.00. Retrieved June 16, 2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/.
  4. Payscale. Average Data Analyst Salary. Retrieved June 16, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  5. Payscale. Average Data Engineer Salary. Retrieved June 16, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  6. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Database Administrators and Architects. Retrieved June 16, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/.
  7. Payscale. Average Machine Learning Engineer Salary. Retrieved June 16, 2022, from https://www.payscale.com/.