Data Science Programs in Ohio

Number of Data Science Programs in Ohio

A number of universities offer at least an online-focused curriculum in various aspects of data science, specifically in business administration. Professional experience is recommended for programs at Ohio University and Bowling Green University.

For a more traditional path toward data science involving the manipulation of data sets, Kent State offers a program that does not require work experience and can be completed in as little as one year.

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Quick Overview of Ohio Data Science Degree Programs

Schools in Ohio with data science programs include:
  • Bowling Green State University: M.S. in AnalyticsMaster of Science in Applied StatisticsUndergraduate in Data Science
  • Case Western Reserve University: Bachelor in Data ScienceDoctorate Systems Biology and InformaticsM.S.M. in Business AnalyticsMasters in Health Informatics
  • Cleveland State University: Graduate Certificate in Advanced Business AnalyticsGraduate Certificate in Strategic Business Analytics
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Online Data Science Programs Based in Ohio
University Program Location

Cleveland State University

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Business Analytics
Online

Cleveland State University

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Business Analytics
Online

Kent State University

Online Master of Digital Sciences
Online

Ohio State University

Master of Public Health in Biomedical Informatics
Online

Ohio University

Online Certificate in Data Analysis
Online

Ohio University

Master of Business Analytics
Online

Ohio University

Online MBA in Business Analytics
Online

University of Cincinnati

Master of Science in Health Informatics
Online

University of Cincinnati

Master of Science in Health Informatics
Campus

Review of the Best Ohio Data Science Programs

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

Bowling Green State University Graduate College

M.S. in Analytics
Bowling Green
Website
Develop and apply algorithms for database and operations management. Use descriptive and predictive analytics for data-driven business solutions. Students complete the program in approximately one year on full-time enrollment.

Bowling Green State University Department of Applied Statistics & Operations Research/Department of Mathem

Master of Science in Applied Statistics
Bowling Green
Website
33 total credit hours needed over three semesters. Six more credit hours needed with Business Analytics concentration. Business Analytics focuses on using analytics to improve business operations and enhance strategy. No admission requirements, such as GPA or graduate test scores, are necessary.

Bowling Green State University College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate in Data Science
Bowling Green
Website
Concepts in this undergraduate curriculum include collecting and analyzing information from different sources. Includes data visualization techniques that help showcase information. Incoming students should have proper education in mathematics. Potential to waive calculus courses if college-level credit already received.

Case Western Reserve University Data Science

Bachelor in Data Science
Cleveland
Website
Emphasizes reviewing various sources of information to improve strategy and company decisions. Improve communication with other employees and executives within the organization. Coursework offers foundational material on operating systems, and structured and unstructured data sets.

Case Western Reserve University Molecular and Computational Biology

Doctorate Systems Biology and Informatics
Cleveland
Website
Translational Bioinformatics, and Molecular and Computational Biology, are the concentrations available. Students complete scientific or medical problems through data-based algorithms and various sources. Offers communication skills to work with other professionals in chosen industry.

Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management

M.S.M. in Business Analytics
Cleveland
Website
Program curriculum features an analytical focus for business strategy over three semesters. Topics include predictive modeling, operations management, and marketing analytics.

Case Western Reserve University Case School of Engineering

Masters in Health Informatics
Cleveland
Website
Geared for students that hold degrees in computer science, biology, and statistics. Completion in as little as 11 months with an all-coursework focus. Thesis format requires 16 months with full-time enrollment.

Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Business Analytics
Cleveland
Website
Coursework consists of advanced analytical concepts in warehousing and statistical methods. An elective course may explore time series analysis or business forecasting. Understand ethical criteria and use data mining techniques to gather important information. Students gain competency in SAS software and can earn certification for these tools.

Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Business Analytics
Cleveland
Website
Course options include introductory topics in business analytics and database management. Admission into the program requires transcripts with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

Cuyahoga Community College

Post-Degree Professional Certificate in Data Analytics
Cleveland
Website
28 total credits in the post-degree certification. Requires a full year of coursework in two traditional semesters. Topics explored include elementary or business probability, analytical programming, and visualization techniques.

Denison University

BA in Data Analytics
Granville
Website
34 credit hours needed in core subjects, such as single and multivariate calculus. Before senior year, research project or internship placement takes place in the summer. Domain need within data analytics features elective courses approved by program faculty.

Franklin University

M.S. in Business Analytics
Columbus
Website
Structured Master's degree curriculum with course topics in data-driven financial decisions. Coursework completed online in a 15-month time span. SAS Tier 2 academic specialization for data analytics available after graduation.

Franklin University

M.S. in Data Analytics
Columbus
Website
Students explore fundamental design in configuration options in database design. Use various regression methods to organize supervised and unsupervised data sources. All courses in the program are available 100 percent online.

Kent State University College of Business Administration

M.S. in Business Analytics
Kent
Website
Students become proficient in using SQL and NoSQL databases for organization. Offers programming concepts with quantitative methods and predictive analytics. Admission requirements include official transcripts and GMAT or GRE scores.

Kent State University School of Digital Sciences

Online Master of Digital Sciences
Kent
Website
Concentrations such as Data Science and Enterprise Architecture are available online. Data Science provides an overview of using different information sources for statistical analysis. Enterprise Architecture focuses on database design and algorithm implementation.

Miami University of Ohio Business

Bachelors in I.S. and Analytics
Oxford
Website
Analytics program explores data set types, algorithms, and statistical methods. Graduates prepared for many roles, such as a consulting firm or government agency.

Miami University of Ohio Business

Business Analytics Minor
Oxford
Website
21 total credit hours needed for Business Analytics minor. Includes core subject matter in database systems, business intelligence, and regression methods. Two electives customize the minor, such as forecasting information and big data management.

Notre Dame College Notre Dame College Online

Certificate in Competitive Business Intelligence
Cleveland
Website
Provides skills necessary to review business processes and procedures for competitive advantage. Can gain continuing education credit for those looking toward senior and leadership positions.

Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences

BS in Business Analytics
Columbus
Website
Business Analytics program focuses on the impact of data analysis for corporate strategy. Explores ethical and legal issues that are in place when analyzing information. Prerequisites include foundational courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences

BS in Data Analytics
Columbus
Website
Specializations for the major include Business Analytics, Computational Analytics, and Data Visualization. The program prepares professionals for more accurate decisions and strategic options.

Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences

BS in Data Analytics
Columbus
Website
Students explore fundamental concepts in statistical analysis, linear algebra, calculus, and regression modeling. Systems education focuses on database design, cloud computing, and data mining capabilities. Specializations available include Social Science Analytics, and Biomedical and Public Health Analytics.

Ohio State University College of Engineering

Certification in Practive of Data Analytics (CPDA)
Columbus
Website
Certification focuses on technical aspects of mining and analyzing data. Six courses in seven-week modules. 40 total hours needed for each course combining lectures and coursework. Up to four continuing education units possible by completing this program.

Ohio State University Department of Statistics

Master of Applied Statistics
Columbus
Website
Students use statistical theory and analysis for various positions in business or government. Admission requirements include completing prior academics in multivariate calculus and linear algebra. 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, and GRE scores, are also required.

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Master of Public Health in Biomedical Informatics
Columbus
Website
Foundational public health courses in behavioral science, epidemiology, and health care organization. Students receive general overview of research and biomedical informatics with advanced statistical coursework. Also requires course on ethics and three to four electives within health sciences.

Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

Masters in Business Analytics (SMB-A)
Columbus
Website
Basic educational concepts include data management, and descriptive and prescriptive analytics. 75 percent of the program is available online through asynchronous education. Students living more than 50 miles away can continue live streaming lectures.

Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences

Online Certificate in Data Analysis
Athens
Website
Concepts in the certification include algorithm development and statistical methods when reviewing data. Learn to communicate information to other members of the organization. Flexibility allows for students to complete certificate online. Admission times in fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Ohio University College of Business

Master of Business Analytics
Athens
Website
Students extract and analyze large data sets to get necessary information. Completed online in approximately 20 months. There are no requirements to submit GRE or GMAT scores in the admissions process.

Ohio University College of Business

Online MBA in Business Analytics
Athens
Website
Fully-online program offers topics in business intelligence, and descriptive and predictive analytics. Requires simulated business experience and analytical capstone project. Students may begin in the fall, spring, or summer semester, and the curriculum takes as little as 20 months.

University of Akron Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Statistics
Akron
Website

Statistics degree explores theory, data management, and regression methods. Both thesis and non-thesis pathways need 30 total credit hours to complete. Prerequisites are three semesters of calculus or one semester of applied statistics. Also requires 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher.

University of Akron Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Statistics with Data Science
Akron
Website

Additional program options include a Bachelor of Science, Statistics with Actuarial Science and Minor in Statistics.

University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business

M.S. in Business Analytics
Cincinnati
Website
Offers data mining with a classification system and Monte Carlo simulation. Statistical software used in these courses include R programming and SAS. Graduates often complete the program in two or three semesters.

University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences

Master of Science in Health Informatics
Cincinnati
Website
Students become efficient in meeting health care needs with analytics and policy knowledge. Mitigate risk in new medicine, patient practice, and develop strong health care policy. Coursework is available 100 percent online and there are no on-campus residencies.

University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences

Master of Science in Health Informatics
Cincinnati
Website
Blends together available analytical tools and how to use them in a medical setting. Improve patient outcomes and medical capabilities. There are no requirements to meet on campus for this education. No GRE or GMAT scores needed for admission with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher from undergraduate degree.

University of Findlay College of Sciences

M.S. in Applied Security and Analytics
Findlay
Website
Advanced topics in project management and leadership within the information technology department. Learn various technical skills in Python programming, security measures, and software engineering. Pursued at the Findlay campus or online with the need that all courses have completed with a C grade or higher.

Wittenberg University School of Community Education

M.S. in Analytics
Springfield
Website
Combines aspects of data science and business analytics. Students apply skills to final project in preparation of a career in any industry. Completed with a blend of online and on-campus coursework in a span of one year.

Xavier University Williams College of Business

M.S. in Customer Analytics
Cincinnati
Website
30 total credit hours needed with extra prerequisites if criteria not met. Prerequisites include business statistics, marketing strategy, and Excel basics. Graduates have 100 percent job placement with majority being analytical positions.
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Online Data Science Programs in Ohio

Kent State University Master of Digital Sciences

The School of Digital Sciences offers a Master of Digital Sciences with a concentration in Data Science that can be completed fully online without any trips to the university. There is an emphasis on data mining and machine learning while using various types up data sets (from structured to unstructured). The degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Required courses in this concentration are Enterprise Architecture, Data Architecture, Data Science, Semantic Analysis Methods and Technologies, and Knowledge Organization Structures.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree, 32 credits must be completed, which will take 12 to 16 months for full-time students and up to three years for part-time. There are three different opportunities each year to enter into the program, but full-time prospects can only join in the fall or spring. No work experience or testing results need to be sent in for admission, but the college recommends having a Bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Ohio University MBA

Through the College of Business, a Master of Business Administration can be completed 100 percent online and features a challenging curriculum but with a fully flexible schedule. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 35 total credits are needed to complete the degree, 26 of those among core courses. Most classes are three credits with the exception of the Applied Business Experience, which is just two credits. The other nine credits come from three courses in one of the following concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Executive Management
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Selling and Sales Leadership
  • Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship

No GMAT scores are required to be admitted into the program, but it is recommended by the college to have a Bachelor's degree, cumulative 3.0 GPA, two or more years of professional experience, a resume, and three letters of recommendation. For those who may not be ready for that, there is an online certificate that requires just three courses and they can be completed within a year: Introduction to Data Science, Data and Knowledge, and Data Visualization and Communication.

Bowling Green University

Accredited by the AACSB, the College of Business offers an Executive Master of Business Administration that offers a blend of on-campus classes with all coursework, classroom materials like lecture notes, and plenty of faculty and student interaction available through the Canvas management system. The program is structured to be completed within 21 months, and a unique aspect is how the class schedule is structured with four four-hour lectures during the weekend once per month. This provides flexibility to those who do not wish to stay on campus for an extended period of time.

Scholarship Opportunities within Ohio

Bowling Green University offers various scholarships for some of their graduate degrees. An award for $12,000 in a school year is given by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for a teaching assistantship. Students entering into the Master of Science in Applied Statistics program are eligible and the school encourages women and minorities to apply. Everyone admitted into the Master of Science in Analytics program are automatically eligible for a department scholarship.

Kent State University offers the David B. Smith scholarship that recognizes high academic achievers with a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 and is enrolled in a graduate program. One $500 award is given each year.

Data Science Careers in Ohio

Ohio is keeping up with its Northeastern states in the tech industry with nearly 400,000 employed according to CompTIA. That is the 10th-most employed state in the country and in terms of growth rate. The tech industry represents 7 percent of the workforce and 5.8 percent of the state's economy ($35 billion).

Leading tech job opportunities in the area are in data, software and web development and cybersecurity. IT services has seen 2.2 percent year-over-year growth. Average salary in the state sits at just over $74,000, which is similar or higher than surrounding states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania, but lower than much of the New England area.

Data Science Events, Meetups, and Conferences in Ohio

Women in Analytics Conference

Women in Analytics Conference Women in Analytics Conference Website
Founded back in 2016, this conference began at Ohio State University and provides a platform for women to showcase their talent in the data science industry. Women are the focus when presenting innovations and their impact, but the conference is open to all professionals and researchers. Continuing to grow each year, the event has added staples like the Data Viz competition that awards the best data-driven visualization project. The top three finishers receive monetary compensation while all top five finalists obtain free passes to the event.

Data Is Beautiful – Cincinnati

Over 600 members have joined this Cincinnati-based group that holds monthly meetings at Datazar HQ. Activities include discussing the latest developments in data analytics and machine learning, professionals talking about their latest experiences, and workshops to fine-tune skills and abilities. Meetups generally tend to take place in the second half of the month.

Ohio Data Science Career Statistics Information

Number of people employed within the tech industry: 396,795
Change in jobs from 2017 to 2018: 9,248
Average tech industry salary in Ohio: $74,116
Estimated Ohio tech salaries range: From $46,545 to $112,522
Male Employment: 133,035 (69%)
Female Employment: 59,789 (31%)
* Data sourced from CompTIA, CyberStates.org, a data aggregate for tech workforce analytics.