Designed to up-skill and re-skill in-career and transitioning professionals, The Masters of Translational Data Analytics transforms you into a one of a kind master data storyteller. Our program embeds design thinking into the foundations of data analytics, data computing and programming and machine learning. You’ll get everything you need to be able to assemble and translate end-to-end big data workflows into compelling stories and user interfaces.
Your courses will be a blend of traditional classroom learning, seminars, and capstones with a focus on taking what we teach and applying it through experiential learning.
Here’s what we teach:
Source: Investing in america’s data science and analytics talent: The case for action, April 2017 Business Higher Education Forum and PwC report
“Translational” is often used in the clinical sciences to mean that we act as a bridge between “bench” research and the patient’s bedside. In this context, “translational” means that you’ll be able to perform specialized analytics and translate that into accessible and understandable data stories which people can easily understand.
We’re looking for curious, hardworking problem solvers who thrive in team environments. Our program is built to accommodate a range of backgrounds, so you don’t need to be a computer scientist, statistician or data analyst to be successful with us.
Any work experience! It is important to highlight how it is relevant to the program.
We’re aiming to have around 30 people per cohort. In a lock-step cohort based program like ours, we know that small environments mean a lot more individual attention for our students.
You should always check to make sure you have the most up to date figures. You can access the per semester tuition tables for the University HERE.
Tuition for next Fall isn’t yet set for the University. However, it but should be soon. We are cost competitive with other data science and analytics programs nationwide and do everything we can to keep your costs as low as possible, while also making sure you get the support you need to succeed.
The program is in-person on nights and weekends. When classes will be offered will vary, but we know it’s best to keep your classes condensed to just a few days a week.
We know that learning is best when it’s applied to real-world problems. We work with a network of real community partners who will provide us with challenge problems and data sets. That way, you’re learning by engaging with real problems and developing a portfolio of results. Our program also integrates a two-semester sequence of capstones where you will integrate and apply everything you’ve learned.
Our minimum criteria are below:
What you’ll need to complete the application:
Students are eligible for a test exemption if they meet either of the two profiles below:
2 years of professional experience
Yes, we do plan to have a brief conversation with applicants prior to making a final admissions decision.
Personal Statement Prompt (1 page maximum): In case study format containing (a) a statement of problem, (b) approach and analysis, and (c) results, insight or impact: Describe an example from your professional experience about how you have or could have applied data analytics to solve a business or other work challenge.
Essay question prompts (250 words max):
Domestic students should apply no later than: 8/04/2020
International students should apply no later than: 06/09/2020
The vibrant diversity of thought, skills, backgrounds and identities reflected in our community is one of our greatest strengths. The Masters of Translational Data Analytics is committed to creating a program which includes and honors the identities, skills, thinking and working styles and personal backgrounds of those in it.
Our diversity and inclusion goals are to: