Yes! The students in our MSDA program have opportunities to explore Python, R, SQL, Stata, Tableau, and PowerBI, among others. Our faculty stays current with the computational tools used in the real world and make sure our students have exposure to them.
Our program regularly offers technical and career workshops taught by faculty and industry professionals. Previous workshop topics have included advanced data wrangling, SQL, blockchain, and data pipeline.
It is recommended that all students in the MSDA program are equipped with a personal laptop, preferable a PC with an Intel Core i5 or AMD A6 processor or newer, a 240 gigabyte or larger solid-state drive (1 terabyte for MSDA students), and 8 gigabytes of memory or more. We do not recommend using Chromebooks or tablets as your primary computer. Click here for more information.
Kansas State University is fortunate because we are in the middle of everywhere - the university is centrally located between larger metropolitan cities with international industries as well as agricultual hubs. Our graduates are working at companies like John Deere, COMCAST, Altamira Tech Corporation, USAA, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Salaries vary widely dependent on location and industry, but our graduates command competitive salaries wherever they go. Our recent graduates are reporting starting salaries ranging from $60,000 to $150,000.
If your GPA is below 3.0 you can be admitted on probation. You will have 9 credit hours (3 classes) to achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Let us review your transcript and offer you guidance by emailing email@example.com if you fit this category.
Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants should plan to apply within two to three months from the start of the semester. The fall semester begins in late August, the spring semester begins in late January and the summer semester begins in late May.
International applicants should apply at least six months before they wish to begin the program.