Data Science Programs in Minnesota

We have 15 data science programs in Minnesota in our database.

Minnesota offers a number of data science programs, from undergraduate certificates and Associates degrees to Bachelors and Masters of Data Science degrees.

The state has numerous flexible online Master programs in data science. Students have the ability to choose how they finish their degree through the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul College, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, or the College of Saint Scholastica.

There is also one of the biggest data science networking groups within Minnesota (MinneAnalytics, with 15,000 members!) that provides additional education, scholarship awards, and job opportunities.

Learn About Minnesota Data Science Degree Programs

Schools in Minnesota with data science programs include:
  • Capella University: Business Intelligence Specialization Post-Baccalaureate Certificate M.S. in Analytics MBA in Business Intelligence
  • Century College: Applied Big Data Analytics - Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)
  • Hamline University: M.S. in Business Analytics
  • Minnesota State (Winona State University): Bachelor of Science in Data Science
  • Minnesota State University Mankato: Critical Data Thinking & Communication Certificate
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota: Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Saint Paul College: Data Science Associate of Science (AS) Degree
Click to jump to the full list of Minnesota data science programs, or consider learning more about one of the below online data science degrees currently accepting applicants.

Online Data Science Programs in Minnesota

University of Minnesota Online Master of Computer Science

The College of Science and Engineering offers a fully online program for their Master of Computer Science. Coursework is offered through UNITE Distributed Learning and classes will vary on being synchronous and asynchronous. Some quizzes and exams will require a proctor, but there will be no requirements to travel to campus. Course examples of the 31-credit curriculum include Wireless and Sensor Networks, Analysis of Numerical Algorithms, and Computational Aspects of Matrix Theory.

There are three types of MCS degrees that students can pursue: thesis-based, project-based, or coursework only. For the thesis path, students will focus on research for their thesis after the first two semesters, and the same goes for working on a capstone project near the conclusion of the program. Students that have completed the degree have found job opportunities at major companies like Amazon, Google, Oracle, and Target.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Masters in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Another online Master's degree option in Minnesota is through St. Mary's University in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. This program provides rigorous studies and real-world experience for professionals to help their business gain an advantage against their competitors by optimizing their processes and strategies. There are 10 core courses in the curriculum, such as Business Statistics, Data Analysis and Business Modeling, Data Mining for Decision Making, and Ethics in Data Analytics. Students will choose a programming class for either R or Python, and then the program culminates with a capstone project.

All courses are worth three credits, meaning 36 credits are required to satisfy the degree requirements. Full-time students can complete the program in around a year, and while class lectures can be viewed at anytime, there are set due dates for assignments, quizzes, and exams. Online classes are offered through the Engage management system and students are given a compatible iPad for the platform with some coursework needing to be completed on a Windows-based PC. Students that have graduated from the program have gone on to take job roles such as management analyst, financial analyst, senior business intelligence analyst, and data scientist.

Saint Paul College Associate of Science in Data Science

The two-year community college offers a Data Science Associate of Science degree that is offered online, on-campus at Saint Paul, or a combination of the two. Skills learned through this program will be the ability capture and analyze data to analyze and solve problems in their business. 30 credits are needed to complete the degree with core courses in Computer Science and Information Systems, Intro to Programming Concepts, Intro to Algorithms and Data Structures, Java Programming, and Database Management Fundamentals. At least six credits of electives are needed to finish the program. Admission is allowed during the fall, spring, and summer terms, and not all courses are available each semester.

Scholarship Opportunities within Minnesota

For those entering into the Master of Science in Business Analytics at the Carson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, 20 graduate students are eligible to receive a $20,000 scholarship based on merit. Qualifications include being a US resident and being admitted full-time into the program. International students do have limited alternative scholarships to choose from, and no special application is necessary to qualify for either.

MinneAnalytics, which is a huge data science meetup group, offers $1,000 to $5,000 to graduates and undergraduates that are nominated from participating universities. A requirement for the scholarship is to go into the data science field and explain how that career is going to help the community.

Data Science Careers in Minnesota

Minnesota has over 250,000 people working in the tech sector according to CompTIA, which is the 17th-highest state in the nation. That represents 8.2 percent of the state workforce with most positions in software and web development.

Data Science in the Twin Cities

The metro area of Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington, which bleeds into Wisconsin, has nearly 200,000 employed alone. These are slightly higher figures than Wisconsin and better than a number of other neighboring states.

The average salary sits at $79,924, which is one of the highest in the Upper Midwest and is only slightly lower than Illinois.

Data Science Events, Meetups, and Conferences in Minnesota

MinneAnalytics

MinneAnalytics MinneAnalytics Website
One of the biggest local meetup groups has over 15,000 members in the community, and it is free to both join and participate in their events with sponsorship support. Various events held each year focus on general education of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization. HALICON is specialized around healthcare and the evolution of technology in that sector, and MUDAC is a data analytics competition for undergraduates. Other resources the group has are distributing scholarships to those pursuing a data science degree and job recruiting help.

Agile Day Twin Cities

The day-long event in Saint Paul is a conference that focuses on how to improve ethical business practices and processes with coaching and product discovery. Experts and professionals in agile technology and management will be on hand, along with breakout sessions for real-world examples and further training. Speakers at this event have represented companies such as Best Buy, the USAA, Amazon Web Services, and Atlassian.

Minnesota Data Science Career Statistics Information

Number of people employed within the tech industry: 250,991
Change in jobs from 2017 to 2018: 4,856
Average tech industry salary in Minnesota: $79,924
Estimated Minnesota tech salaries range: From $51,188 to $119,348
Male Employment: 96,116 (67%)
Female Employment: 48,266 (33%)
* Data sourced from CompTIA, CyberStates.org, a data aggregate for tech workforce analytics.

Available Online Data Science Programs for Minnesota

Online Data Science Programs Based in Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, Minnesota
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics - Website

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 🖳 Online Data Science Associate of Science (AS) Degree - Website

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
  • 🖳 Online M.S. Health Informatics - Health Informatics Program - Website

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis St Paul, Minnesota
  • 🖳 Online Business Analysis Certificate - College of Continuing and Professional Education - Website
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.) - Website

List of Minnesota Data Science Programs

Campus-based and Online programs

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Business Intelligence Specialization Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - School of Business and Technology - Website
  • M.S. in Analytics - School of Business and Technology - Website
  • MBA in Business Intelligence - School of Business & Technology - Website

Century College

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • Applied Big Data Analytics - Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) - College - Website

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • M.S. in Business Analytics - School of Business - Website

Minnesota State (Winona State University)

Winona, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science - College of Science and Engineering - Website

Minnesota State University Mankato

Edina, Minnesota
  • Critical Data Thinking & Communication Certificate - College of Continuing & Professional Education - Website

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, Minnesota
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics - Website

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Data Science Associate of Science (AS) Degree - College - Website
  • 🖳 Online Data Science Associate of Science (AS) Degree - Website

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
  • 🖳 Online M.S. Health Informatics - Health Informatics Program - Website

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis St Paul, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (B.A.) - College of Liberal Arts - Website
  • Business Analysis Certificate - College of Continuing and Professional Education - Website
  • 🖳 Online Business Analysis Certificate - College of Continuing and Professional Education - Website
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Bachelor's Degree - College of Continuing & Professional Education - Website
  • M.S. in Data Science - College of Science & Engineering - Website
  • M.S. in Data Science - College of Science and Engineering - Website
  • 🖳 Online Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.) - Website
  • Master's in Business Analytics (MSBA) - Carlson School of Management - Website

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota
  • Bachelors in Retail Marketing Analytics - Labovitz School of Business and Economics - Website

University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, Minnesota
  • M.S. in Data Science - School of Engineering - Website

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
  • B.S. in Data Science (DSCI) - College of Science and Engineering - Website
  • Minor in Data Science (DSCI) - College of Science and Engineering - Website
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