Don't just collect data, use data.

Break into the in-demand field of data analytics and make yourself more valuable to employers with a M.S. in Advanced Data Analytics.

Break into the in-demand field of data analytics and make yourself more valuable to employers with a M.S. in Advanced Data Analytics.

Industries need experts who can analyze and interpret data to help them understand their risks, increase their profit and grow their business. Break into the in-demand field of data analytics and make yourself more valuable to employers with a M.S. in Advanced Data Analytics (ADTA) available at UNT at Frisco.

Combining big data, statistics and data visualization, this degree will give you a sophisticated understanding of how to use of data and quantitative techniques to help your organization improve its processes.

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ADTA Program Director

Denise Philpot, Ph.D., leads the Advanced Data Analytics program and will be your advisor during your studies at UNT. Her extensive academic background in management, human resources, and technology focused on higher education gives her the foundation to support each Advance Data Analytics student through their individual academic journey.

ADTA Counselor Jasmine Quezada

What it's Like

The M.S. in Advanced Data Analytics is a 30-hour degree, consisting of 7 core courses (21 hrs) and 3 electives (9 hrs).

For students that want the in-class experience, our core courses are offered at our UNT at Frisco campus and the main campus in Denton in a hybrid format spanning the traditional 16-week semester in the fall and spring. Hybrid courses are a combination of in-class and online curriculum delivery. The accelerated online option provides five start times per year: Fall Semester–August and October; Spring Semester–January and March; and Summer Semester–June. All of our core courses are offered in 8-week sessions during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Regardless of the delivery format a student chooses, they will receive the same course content. By choosing the accelerated online course format, students can complete their degree in as few as 12 months.

Academic Background

In order to be successful in the program, a background class in applied statistics, business statistics, ADTA 5100 Fundamentals of Data Analytics or an equivalent course is required.

Visit the Registrar's website for more information on course registration dates and payment deadlines.

Required Courses

  • ADTA 5120 (3 hrs) Introduction to Data Analytics
  • ADTA 5130 (3 hrs) Data Analytics I
  • ADTA 5230 (3 hrs) Data Analytics II
  • ADTA 5240 (3 hrs) Harvesting, Storing and Retrieving Data
  • ADTA 5250 (3 hrs) Large Data Visualization
  • ADTA 5340 (3 hrs) Discovery and Learning with Big Data
  • ADTA 5940 (3 hrs) Analytics Capstone Experience
  • Electives (9 hrs) Three courses chosen with your advisor


Students can also choose to take a concentration. Students taking a concentration will take 18 hours of core corsework with 12 hours of course work in their concentration area. You can speak to your advisor about adding a concentration to your degree. Available concentations are:

  • Statistics
  • Digital Retailing
  • Health Data Analytics
  • Management
Jesus Reyes
Advanced Data Analytics (M.S.)
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"I received my undergraduate degree in Business Analytics at UNT and received a job offer as a Management Analyst for the Air Force Manpower Analysis Agency before graduating. Even before graduation I knew that I wanted to continue to learn more about Data. Through the Advanced Data Analytics program, I was able to gather more insight into the Data Science world and apply these learning and use real world datasets to gather insights through class projects. Most of the class work was easily transferable to my full-time job, making a huge impact on my professional development."
Bayan Alfathi
Advanced Data Analytics (M.S.)
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"I am an experienced pharmacist and the ADTA program will allow me to pivot into a new field, the ADTA program is an excellent program since the program starts from the fundamental concepts of Data Analytics using functional programming languages combined with statistics while allowing us to have hands on experience and big data visualization. I found the faculty to be very professional, the classes easy to follow and the materials are perfect materials. The assignments are creative while the faculty is open-minded that creates a welcoming environment on the UNT at Frisco campus."

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