Data Science & Analytics


Program Description

One of the fastest growing professions is data science and analytics. This new degree, a collaboration between Clemson’s College of Business and College of Science, is designed to meet the needs of an increasingly tech-oriented, data-rich ecosystem. The program produces graduates who can use statistical reasoning to help motivate business decisions. Courses combine topics in statistics, mathematics, and management to train students to use and apply data science and analytics in a variety of areas, including marketing, manufacturing, and the military.


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. It is recommended that applicants have experience in quantitative analysis. This may be obtained either from work experience or previous coursework. GRE is not required.

Clemson’s graduate school handles applications. All application materials are sent to the graduate school. Use the apply now button below to navigate to graduate admissions.


The program requires 30 credit hours, 15 hours from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and 15 hours from the Department of Management. Each cohort of students begins with a "bootcamp" course in the Summer. Students can then follow either a full-time or part-time track.

  • DSA 8280 - Introduction to Business Intelligence and Analytics for Managerial Decision Making Bootcamp
  • DSA 8030 — Introduction to Statistical Computing
  • DSA 8010 - Statistical Methods I
  • DSA 8640 - Analytics and application Development
  • DSA 8420 - Advanced Mathematical Programming
  • DSA 8020 - Statistical Methods II
  • DSA 9660 - Data Management and Warehousing
  • DSA 8070 - Multivariate Analysis
  • DSA 8670 - Business Analytics Application and Projects
  • DSA 8590 Managerial Decision Making

*The part-time student track includes semesters with one or two courses per semester.

South Carolina is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Clemson University (CU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.


For more information about this online program, please visit the MSDSA webpage, or contact the program co-directors: Dr. Ellen H. Breazel (, or Russell Purvis ( 

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The Clemson Masters in Data Science & Analytics online program is assessed as a Tier One Online Graduate Program. Please check the Student Financial Services Page for the most accurate tuition rates.

Program Contacts

Dr. Ellen H. Breazel, Program Co-Director

Russell Purvis, Program Co-Director