Data Science Programs in Tennessee

We have 14 data science programs in Tennessee in our database.

Tennessee provides a wide variety of educational data science opportunities both on-campus and online. The University of Tennessee provides a Master of Science and Business Administration with Business Analytics concentrations in both, exclusively on campus.

Vanderbilt University has numerous Master of Science specializations, such as Applied Clinical Informatics and Data Science. Middle Tennessee State University and Austin Peay University also have Master of Science degrees with concentrations in data management, business intelligence, and analytics -- the latter having online opportunities.

An online MBA program is available through the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Learn About Tennessee Data Science Degree Programs

Schools in Tennessee with data science programs include:
  • Austin Peay State University: Professional Science Master's Degree in Predictive Analytics Professional Science Master's in Data Management and Analysis
  • Lipscomb University: M.S. in Data Science
  • Maryville College: Bachelors in Business Analytics Bachelors in Minor in Analytics
  • Middle Tennessee State University: Master of Science in Information Systems (Business Intelligence and Analytics Concentration) Master of Science in Professional Science (M.S. with a concentration in Health Care Informatics)
  • Tennessee Technological University: Professional Science Master's Degree in Environmental Informatics
  • The University of Tennessee: Master of Science in Business Analytics
Click to jump to the full list of Tennessee data science programs, or consider learning more about one of the below online data science degrees currently accepting applicants.

Online Data Science Programs in Tennessee

University of Memphis Graduate Certificate in Data Science

The global campus offers a Graduate Certificate in Data Science with six credits worth of core courses and six credits of electives required to complete the program. Students will be able to manage and manipulate datasets, analyze them to determine trends and make predictions to find solutions for their business, and become proficient in using software tools. This program can be taken alongside another graduate program or it can be used to advance someone's data science career.

Core programs in the curriculum are Machine Learning and Fundamentals of Data Science. Various electives that students can choose to customize the certification include Introduction to Data Mining, Neural Networks, Natural Lang Processing, and Bayesian Inference. Completing the degree requires an average GPA of 3.0 or higher, and credits can be transfered to a non-related graduate degree.

Austin Peay State University Master's in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods

There are a few Master's degree options under Professional Science that can be completed online - the program is Computer Science and Quantitative Methods with concentrations in Data Management and Analysis or Predictive Analytics. These degrees are offered through a blend of the science and business departments to provide the best educational opportunity in a growing data science field. In contrast, exclusive on-campus concentrations are in Information Assurance and Security, and Mathematical Finance.

Regardless of concentration, the Master of Science in Computer Science and Quantitative Methods is geared toward professionals that are still working and can be completed in two years. Example courses in the program include Database Management Concepts, Probabilistic and Statistical Reasoning, Data Science in Python, Machine Learning, and Time Series Analysis. Students that have completed this degree has taken opportunities in healthcare data, education, and the Army.

University of Tennessee-Chatanooga MBA

Students can take two different versions of the Master of Business Administration program through the Gary W. Rollins College of Business - either fully online or a hybrid of physical and online courses. With the former option, there is no need to visit campus at all. There are four start dates to choose from throughout the year (one in the fall, one in the spring, and two in the summer). Regardless of the selection, students can then take a general MBA path or choose to add a concentration in Business Analytics, Healthcare Administration, or Finance.

Background coursework in economics, business statistics, business law, and accounting is needed before pursuing the degree, and prerequisite courses can be taken within the first six credit hours. There are eight core courses which includes topics such as information technology, financial management, and quantitative decision analysis. Most of these courses are geared to high-level professionals and management. Courses that are in the Business Analytics concentration are Databases and Data Warehouses, Data Mining and Analytics, and Advanced Data Analytics. A capstone project culminates the program.

Courses are delivered asynchronously and has flexibility for part-time students to complete the program within two years, which allows up to two courses to be taken in each term (summer is a split semester with a course in each half). Full-time students can obtain a degree in four semesters, or one and a half years. On admission, it is recommended that students have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA.

Scholarship Opportunities within Tennessee

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga does not offer graduate assistantships for 100 percent online students, but there are a few spots open for those taking the hybrid option. At Austin Peay State University, graduate assistantships are available for those that are enrolled into the Computer Science and Quantitative Methods program and holds awards such as a $5,200 stipend and tuition waiver for up to 10 graduate credit hours.

The University of Tennessee offers graduate assistantships and fellowships on-campus. Fellowships are given based on high academic achievement and assistantships provide a tuition waiver and stipend that varies based on department in exchange for 10-20 hours of work.

Data Science Careers in Tennessee

Tennessee has a bustling tech industry with over 174,000 workers according to CompTIA. The metro area consisting of Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, and Franklin has the majority of these workers (over 62,000 workers), and the state and metro area are both growing at a rapid rate (22nd-highest in the nation). Tech occupations are fairly equal across the board, so there are plenty of opportunities for software developers, network administration, cybersecurity, and more. Average salary in the state is $67,120, which is on the lower side when compared to other states in the Southeast.

Data Science Events, Meetups, and Conferences in Tennessee

Nashville Analytics Summit

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Created back in 2013, this summit was created by Nashville Technology Council members to bring in data science professionals and provide an opportunity for them to optimize their businesses with big data and analytics. This is a two-day event with keynote speaker presentations and hands-on workshops. Speakers are in various levels of the workplace and have represented companies such as Accenture, FedEx, and Amazon.

Greater Nashville Healthcare Analytics

This group with over 1,500 members discusses data analytics in the healthcare industry created by professionals at TennCare, MedSolutions, and more. Typically, meetups are on the second Tuesday of each month in the evening at Nashville, Brentwood, or Franklin. Topics discussed have been data science significance in Nashville, healthcare data in machine learning and AI, and hands-on workshops with software.

Memphis Technology User Groups

Around 3,500 members strong, this tech industry group serves as a central point to software developers and programming professionals in various levels of the workplace. Meetups happen frequently with a majority of the topics in coding.

Tennessee Data Science Career Statistics Information

Number of people employed within the tech industry: 174,346
Change in jobs from 2017 to 2018: 3,797
Average tech industry salary in Tennessee: $67,120
Estimated Tennessee tech salaries range: From $40,954 to $103,985
Male Employment: 55,765 (68%)
Female Employment: 26,565 (32%)
* Data sourced from CompTIA, CyberStates.org, a data aggregate for tech workforce analytics.

Available Online Data Science Programs for Tennessee

Online Data Science Programs Based in Tennessee

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • 🖳 Campus Master of Science in Professional Science (M.S. with a concentration in Health Care Informatics) - College of Basic and Applied Sciences - Website

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
  • 🖳 Online Professional Science Master's Degree in Environmental Informatics - College of Interdisciplinary Studies - Website

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 🖳 Online MBA with Business Analytics Concentration - College of Business Administration - Website

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 🖳 Online Professional MBA with Business Analytics - College of Business - Website

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
  • 🖳 Online Master's Program in Bioinformatics - College of Arts and Sciences - Website

List of Tennessee Data Science Programs

Campus-based and Online programs

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Professional Science Master's Degree in Predictive Analytics - Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Website
  • Professional Science Master's in Data Management and Analysis - Department of Computer Science and Information Technology - Website

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee
  • M.S. in Data Science - College of Computing and Technology - Website

Maryville College

Maryville, Tennessee
  • Bachelors in Business Analytics - College of Business Administration - Website
  • Bachelors in Minor in Analytics - College of Business Administration - Website

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Master of Science in Information Systems (Business Intelligence and Analytics Concentration) - Department of Computer Information Systems - Website
  • 🖳 Campus Master of Science in Professional Science (M.S. with a concentration in Health Care Informatics) - College of Basic and Applied Sciences - Website

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
  • 🖳 Online Professional Science Master's Degree in Environmental Informatics - College of Interdisciplinary Studies - Website

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics - College of Business Administration - Website
  • 🖳 Online MBA with Business Analytics Concentration - College of Business Administration - Website

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 🖳 Online Professional MBA with Business Analytics - College of Business - Website

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
  • 🖳 Online Master's Program in Bioinformatics - College of Arts and Sciences - Website

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • M.S. Computer Science: Data Science Concentration (CPSC-DS M.S.) - College of Engineering & Computer Science - Website

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
  • M.S. in Data Science - Data Science Institute - Website
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