The Master of Science in Analytics (MSAN) is a full-time, one-year master’s program housed at USF’s downtown San Francisco campus. The program features a modern, open-source-focused curriculum for students who seek the technical expertise required to become data scientists and analysts, and the business skills to apply this knowledge effectively and strategically.
The 35-unit program concentrates on mathematical and computational techniques in the field of data science. Students learn to acquire, filter, clean, organize, and store data using Python. They use SQL and NoSQL as “glue” between data sources, and generate models using statistical tools such as R and SAS.
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Analytics Boot Camp
The boot camp is an intensive introduction to, and review of, the foundational knowledge and skills required for sophisticated business analysts and data scientists. Students choose two out of three intensive courses in probability and statistics, computation for analytics, and linear algebra. Additionally, all students take a course in exploratory data analysis, which serves as our program’s formal introduction to the R programming language.