MS in Analytics FAQs


  • Who should apply? The Master in Analytics program is designed to prepare students for careers as data analysts, data-savvy managers in a wide variety of fields. Significant emphasis is placed on enabling students to use data management techniques and analytical tools to solve real problems throughout the program with the goal of adding value and demonstrating important skills while still in the program. This makes the master's program suitable for both recent graduates as well as experienced professionals.
  • Why should I get a Master's Degree in Data Analytics? Analytics experts are in high demand all over the world. Nearly every industry will need people with deep analytical skills and the ability to utilize those skills in client-facing rolls. Management, compensation and benefit analysis, advertising and promotions, finance, operations, logistics and budgeting are just a few of the many roles that pay $100,000+ salaries each year to those with advanced analytics degrees.
  • Why the Master of Analytics Degree at Wittenberg University? The ability to gather on campus allows students to experience collaborative projects and excellent industry speakers and engage with top-level members of the program's advisory board. The program bridges the gap between capturing, organizing and analyzing data and the need for data analysts to help other organizational leaders make better and faster decisions. Wittenberg University is also conveniently located in between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.
  • Is the Wittenberg Master of Analytics program accredited? The program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Do I need to have work experience in order to be successful with this degree? While some applicants have significant work experience, this is not a requirement for success. Our program has great diversity and includes recent college graduates, early-career professionals with 2-3 years of work experience, and experienced professionals with years of experience in analytics or other professional areas.

Program Details

  • Do you require GRE or GMAT scores? Standardized test scores are not required as part of the application process.
  • When does the next cohort of students start? Applications are currently being accepted. Cohorts begin in August of each year.
  • What is the capstone project? Each student's original capstone project is defined and completed as he/she moves through the program. The project is broken into four phases which account for six of the total thirty-three credits required to complete the program. Faculty direction and support is provided throughout the entire process of defining, executing, and presenting the results of the project. Capstone projects are not designed to be merely theoretical exercises. Rather, each project requires management of the many issues and processes routinely faced by analysts and managers. As such, completed capstone projects aim to add considerable value to problems that are real and significant.

Application Process

  • What are the admission requirements? All applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Prospective students must also complete the following items to apply for the program: Complete the online application and submit your resume, two references, a career/personal goals statement, and arrange to have official transcripts sent to Wittenberg from all undergraduate colleges/universities attended.
  • When is the deadline to apply for the program? We process applications throughout the year until one month prior to the start of each cohort. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year as applications are received. Interested students are encouraged to apply early as seats in each cohort are limited.
  • Are interviews required? Applicants may be required to participate in a Skype interview as part of the admission process. If required, candidates will be contacted to schedule an appointment with the program director.
  • How do accepted students reserve their seat in a cohort? Applicants will be notified of the admission decision by email.  To secure a spot in the program, students should confirm their enrollment by paying the $250 Enrollment Deposit.
  • May I re-apply if I am denied admission? Yes. Please contact us at for more information on the process.
  • Can I transfer credits from prior coursework toward the M.S. in Analytics degree? No. The curriculum anticipates that all students will complete all courses in the established sequence.


  • How much does the program cost? The program cost information is listed in our Tuition & Fee Schedule.
  • Do you offer financing options? Yes. The M.S. in Analytics program is considered full-time for financial aid purposes, and as such, enables students to utilize student loans. Please visit Student Financial Services for additional information.
    • Wittenberg Alumni Graduate Analytics Scholarship - A $5,000 one-time award given to new incoming students in the Master of Analytics Graduate Program who have successfully completed their undergraduate degree at Wittenberg University. This award will be split evenly between your first and second semester in the program, and is non-renewable. Students must begin the Master of Analytics program in the Fall 2024 Semester to be eligible for this award.
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