Data Science Programs in Arizona

Number of Data Science Programs in Arizona

Three universities in the state of Arizona provide full Master's degrees that can be completed online. The University of Arizona provides a degree in Management Information Systems, and there is a concentration in Data Science for on-campus residents.

The University of Arizona also offers an accelerated certification in Business Intelligence and Analytics.

Arizona State University has a number of programs both online data science programs and on-campus degrees in the field with options in Accountancy, Health Informatics, and Computer Science.

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Quick Overview of Arizona Data Science Degree Programs

Schools in Arizona with data science programs include:
  • Arizona State University: Advanced Analytics in Higher Education CertificateBachelor of Business Data AnalyticsMaster of Science in Business AnalyticsMasters in Business Analytics
  • Grand Canyon University: M.S. in Business Analytics
  • Maricopa Community Colleges: Certificate of Completion in Data Analytics
  • Northern Arizona University: M.S. in Data Science
  • University of Arizona: Business Intelligence & Analytics CertificateData 7
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Arizona State University

Advanced Analytics in Higher Education Certificate
Online

Arizona State University

Master of Science in Business Analytics
Online

University of Arizona

Master in Management Information Systems
Online

Review of the Best Arizona Data Science Programs

Includes list of campus-based and online data programs, updated 2021
University Program Location

Arizona State University

Advanced Analytics in Higher Education Certificate
Tempe
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Unique certification geared toward professionals that are looking to use data analytics. Used to improve decisions and strategy in all levels of higher education. Six total courses complete the program. Each course distributed in 7.5-week modules for an accelerated and focused experience.

Arizona State University Business

Bachelor of Business Data Analytics
Tempe
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Business Data Analytics major available at the Tempe campus or online. Similar curriculum requirements are in both formats. Many courses in the major need a C grade or higher. Program culminates with a capstone project and optional internship as an elective opportunity.

Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics
Tempe
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Analytical courses look at theory and capabilities to improve business operations and finances. Course examples include Data Mining, Data-Driven Quality Management, and Marketing Analytics.

Arizona State University Business

Masters in Business Analytics
Tempe
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Business Analytics disciplines requires 10 courses over nine months with full-time enrollment. Work experience is not required for the program. Recommended to hold an academic background in statistics, business, and quantitative analysis.

Grand Canyon University Colangelo College of Business

M.S. in Business Analytics
Phoenix
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38 total credit hours required to meet curriculum requirements. Offered in convenient online format or during evening hours for busy day schedules. Options include Intermediate Database Applications, Applied Business Probability and Statistics, and Data Mining.

Maricopa Community Colleges Programs

Certificate of Completion in Data Analytics
Scottsdale
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Certification requires 18 to 24 credit hours. Offered at both the Mesa and Scottsdale campus locations. Skills in using spreadsheets and/or SQL to organize and gather various data sets. Create results using probability and statistical methods.

Northern Arizona University College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

M.S. in Data Science
Flagstaff
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Concepts explored in the program include data architecture and application development. Also learn techniques in researching and organizing data and projects. Optional thesis for students considering further education. A time limit of six years is set for completing the program with part-time enrollment.

University of Arizona Management Information Systems (MIS) Department, in association with t

Business Intelligence & Analytics Certificate
Tucson
Website
Offered online and at the Tucson campus. Courses include Enterprise Data Management, Data Mining for Business Intelligence, and Business Intelligence. No elective options for this focused certification. 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher needed.

University of Arizona Data Science Institute

Data 7
Tucson
Website
Brings together seven pillars of education, including information sciences, statistics, and mathematics. Gain the latest innovations in data visualization, machine learning, and natural language processing. Open workshop resource offers hands-on experience necessary to thrive in an analytical profession.

University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Information MS
Tucson
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Interdisciplinary degree offers critical thinking techniques and algorithm development in analytics. Provides ethical and legal concerns when retrieving information from various sources. Students also pursue an internship and do further research within information technology.

University of Arizona Eller College of Management

Master in Management Information Systems
Tucson
Website
Specialized education includes information assurance, business intelligence, and business operation management. Concentration courses are all taken in the final two years. Takes three semesters of full coursework and a summer internship to complete.

University of Arizona Eller College of Management

Master in Management Information Systems
Tucson
Website
In at least 16 months, students can complete the MIS program. Concentration options include Business Intelligence and Analytics, and Security and Information Assurance. Applicants must submit official transcripts, resume, and GRE or GMAT test scores.

University of Arizona University of Arizona's Outreach College

Online Certificate in Statistics and Data Science
Tucson
Website
Customizable certification requires four courses from statistics and various sciences. Requires completing a statistical theories course. Many of these courses are available online for flexibility. Transferable over to the Master's degree in a similar discipline.

University of Arizona UA Medical Center Coding Boot Camp

UA Coding Boot Camp
Tucson
Website
Accelerated data analytics program give students foundational knowledge and problem-solving capabilities. Techniques achieved through expanded learning or toward an entry-level position. Examples of applications and tools used include Python programming, SQL, Tableau, and Hadoop.
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Online Data Science Programs in Arizona

University of Arizona

The Elder College of Management provides an Online Master of Science in Management Information Systems. With accelerated eight-week courses, there is the potential to finish the full degree in as little as 10 months, but with six different start times each year, the program is self-paced and can fit any professional's schedule. A minimum of three electives along with all the core classes are needed to complete the program. Some core course examples are Software Design and Integration, Enterprise Data Management, and Data Mining for Business Intelligence.

Assignments will need to be completed at specific times, and more frequently in the accelerated program, but course information will be available on-demand and the Desire 2 Learn course management system provides features such as class discussions, chatrooms, lab exercises, and quizzes and exams. Requirements for taking the online program are a PC or Mac computer, the Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and the Java Runtime Environment.

As an alternative, there are graduate certificates that can be completed in five months completely online: Accounting, Business Intelligence and Analytics, and Enterprise Security. Specifically in business analytics, the certification curriculum holds the following courses: Enterprise Data Management, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining. A Bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for either pathway.

Arizona State University

The W.P. Carey School of Business offers two Master's degrees that can be completed online or on-campus: a Master of Science in Business Analytics and a Master of Science in Information Management. Both programs are offered at the Tempe campus or in an online format, but a mandatory orientation is required on campus. For the MSBA program, each course takes five weeks to complete and there are 10 courses, meaning the program can be completed in 16 months for online students (or nine months for the accelerated full-time option). Courses include Data Mining, Data-Driven Quality Management, Analytical Decision Making Tools, and Marketing Analytics. There is a project that culminates the degree.

The MSIM curriculum consists of six core courses: Data and Information Management, Strategic Value of Information Technology, Business Intelligence, Information Security and Controls, AI and Business, and a capstone project on emerging technologies. There are two specializations that students can choose from: Big Data and Tech Consulting. These options provide a gateway for graduates to get into a job position that is in high demand. Regardless of specialization, the program should take a year to complete.

Northern Arizona University

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has an online Master of Science in Applied Geospatial Sciences, providing an education to students that helps than analyze geographical data with statistics and visualization. They have specializations in Custom Geography, Planning, and Recreation; Geospatial Technologies; Planning and Recreation; and Geospatial Technologies and Professional Science Masters. Potential careers to seek after completing this program include sustainability program director and land, utility, and land resource managers.

36 credits are needed to complete the degree, with core courses under the Geographic Sciences and Community Planning and Parks and Recreation Management categories and an opening program seminar. Along with the courses geared toward an area of emphasis, there is a thesis or a project-based internship that culminates the program. In order to get into the program, NAU requires students to hold an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. When applying, they need to send transcripts, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

Scholarship Opportunities within Arizona

There are a number of scholarship opportunities at Arizona State University for graduate students. Minorities and women that enroll into the Master of Business in Business Analytics are automatically eligible for the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship and Empowering Women in Business Scholarship, respectively.

Undergraduates from the university that enroll into the program are eligible for the Double Devil Scholarship when also explaining why they are pursuing higher education. There are also opportunities for enrollees in MSBA that are entrepreneurs, demonstrated their work in the public sector, and military veterans.

Data Science Careers in Arizona

Arizona has a significant portion of professionals in the tech industry, employing over 241,000 workers according to CompTIA. A bulk of the industry is found in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area (nearly 184,000).

They have seen significant growth in IT services and telecommunications, both over three percent year-over-year. By comparison, they outdo most of the neighboring Southwestern states except Colorado and industry-leading California. They are on the higher end of average salary with just over $79,000.

Data Science Events, Meetups, and Conferences in Arizona

PHX Data Conference

PHX Data Conference PHX Data Conference Website
The one-day big data conference in Phoenix is held to showcase the latest innovations and trends in the industry with high-level professionals – 350 of them in total as of the latest meetup in 2018. A variety of speakers will be available in 40-minute increments throughout the event. Clairvoyant, Intel, and Microsoft are major sponsors of the event.

Data Science Phoenix

This group of over 1,600 members in the Phoenix area regularly meets monthly to discuss a number of categories in the field, including data analytics, data mining, and machine learning. Along with professional presentations and lectures, members will have discussions and networking opportunities.

Topics discussed in recent meetings have been common issues with ML, neural networks, and TensorFlow 2. Meetings are mostly hosted by Carvana in Tempe and Galvanize in Phoenix.

Arizona Data Science Career Statistics Information

Number of people employed within the tech industry: 241,672
Change in jobs from 2017 to 2018: 5,127
Average tech industry salary in Arizona: $79,096
Estimated Arizona tech salaries range: From $47,952 to $122,647
Male Employment: 105,015 (70%)
Female Employment: 45,473 (30%)
* Data sourced from CompTIA, CyberStates.org, a data aggregate for tech workforce analytics.