Entry Term 

Fall 2024

January 15, 2024 for the master's degree
August 1, 2024, for certificates

Learn the data analytic skills needed for a rapidly changing world

Businesses on every continent are searching for qualified candidates to fill open data analytics positions. From IT, health care, and finance, to computer science, research, and government, data skills are in high demand. With a master's degree or certificate in data analytics from Tufts, you’ll gain the marketable skills needed to gather, interpret, and make data-driven decisions in a booming field expected to grow 26% by 2028.

Our top-rated program is built for the real world in close coordination with industry employers. You’ll learn critical skills in small classes, taught by renowned faculty committed to your success.

Data Analytics is a Growing Field 


Learn how to build a satisfying career in data analytics. Apply now for fall 2024.

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Launch Your Career

Tufts data analytics programs are designed to develop agile leaders capable of solving the complex questions faced by organizations in nearly every field. After studying at Tufts, you’ll have the advanced data analytics and/or geospatial skills needed for a wide range of data analytics careers, including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research Assistant
  • Environmental Analyst

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Personal Attention, World-Class Learning

Graduate and certificate programs at Tufts combine the intimate atmosphere of a liberal arts college with the state-of-the-art technological resources of a top research institution. World-class researchers, personal mentoring, and industry partnerships equip Tufts data analytics students with the skills to excel and the confidence to apply what they’ve learned to establish successful careers.

Choose from our four programs:

  • Master’s of Science in Data Analytics:
    • The MS in Data Analytics is designed to develop flexible leaders with advanced data skills. You’ll be able to apply in-depth knowledge of statistics, probability, and data analytics across a broad range of fields. Most students finish the master’s program in two years, but it can be completed in one with accelerated study. Full-and part-time study available.
  • Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS):
    • GIS tools and data help researchers, policymakers, and community members visualize, explore, and interpret information across space. GIS knowledge empowers understanding of spatial relationships, patterns, and trends—skills in high demand across many industries. Flexible study options include evenings, weekends, and online, and the certificate can be completed in three to four semesters.
  • Certificate in Spatial Data Analytics:
    • Those interested in data science may want to consider a Spatial Data Analytics Certificate. Topics
      covered include spatial statistics analysis, modeling, and visualization, as well as advanced coding and statistical methods. Flexible study options include evenings, weekends, and online, and the certificate can be completed in three to four semesters.
  • Certificate in Data Analytics:
    • The Certificate in Data Analytics is perfect for those who want a data analytics credential, but may not yet be ready for the full master’s program. Students in this program learn to gather and interpret data, and then guide data-driven decisions. The four courses of the certificate can be taken in the evenings or online, and can be completed in as little as one year.

Tufts was named among the Top 100 Most Innovative Universities by Reuters and is a tier-one research institution. You’ll receive an unmatched educational experience minutes from downtown Boston.

At Tufts, you’ll be joining a vibrant network of alumni and faculty who are leaders in their fields and dedicated to your success. Make the connections and personal investment you need to move your career forward.

Study Data Analytics Your Way

Tufts data analytics programs are designed to deliver the skills you need for a rapidly changing world. Our innovative courses are available with a mix of day, evening, weekend, and online options. 

Plus, the flexible program design means credits from a certificate in data analytics will transfer to the Tufts master’s degree in data analytics if you are accepted to the program. Both federal financial aid and merit scholarships are available for full-time students.

Application Deadlines

For International Applicants

  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required, if applicable 
  • If admitted, confirm enrollment by April 15 for fall admission 
  • The Tufts International Center issues visa document forms and offers support

GRE General Test scores not required for applicants who will have received a degree from a U.S. or
Canadian institution by time of enrollment. GRE scores required for all other applicants.