Don't just collect data, use data.
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.
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.
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.
- 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:
- Digital Retailing
- Health Data Analytics