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Applied Data Analytics Concentration

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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

MSCJ- Applied Data Analytics Concentration

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership with a Concentration in Applied Data Analytics is best defined as Data Storytelling – helping managers build presentation skills with a brief illustration, a three minute story and a big idea. This online concentration addresses the growing demand for a deeper understanding of data analytics among administrative staff and managers in any field.

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership Degree with an Applied Data Analytics Concentration provides decision-makers at any organization, with a broad focus on understanding and the transformation of analyzing data to problem solve. With this degree, students are given the tools to critically consider and develop solutions to organizational and community problems and opportunities. Additionally, this program was developed in collaboration with SAS TM, a premier, longtime trusted leader in analytics. The collaboration with SAS TM allows students access to two opportunities to include SAS TM University Edition software (for the duration of the program) at no charge.  

Goals and Course Topics

Effective leaders must demonstrate effective communication skills emphasizing proper techniques for analytical presentations, problem solving ability of complex business and community decisions, quantitative literacy, critical thinking in seeking solutions to complex business and community problems and analytical decision making. Our Applied Data Analytics concentration will help you develop these skills  and equip you to lead and manage organizations and communities. 

COURSE TOPICS

  • Big Data
  • SASTM : Usage and program wide application from premier software
  • Role of Analytics in Decision-making
  • Descriptive and Predictive Analytical Tools
  • Contemporary Issues in Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Sentiment Analytics and Voice Analytics
  • Web Analytics

 

Careers

  • Public Safety Data Analyst
  • Public Safety Data Scientist
  • Crime Analysis
  • Community Operations Analyst and Problem Solver
  • Target Marketing Analyst
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Tuition

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$ 655 per credit hour
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MSCJ Applied Data Analytics Format

This concentration is formatted for intense study and accelerated completion online. Depending on your scheduling preferences, degree completion may be achieved in less than 2 years. Small classes allow for productive discussions and personal attention from your instructors.

Who This MSCJ Applied Data Analytics Concentration Is For

The MSCJ with an Applied Data Analytics Concentration is for working professionals from any background who hold a bachelor’s degree. However, we do not require a minimum amount of full-time work experience to be accepted into this concentration. This Applied Data Analytics Concentration is developed for both experienced and novice public safety practitioners who are moving through the promotional hierarchy within their public safety agency. The concentration is also developed and designed for individuals who are motivated or aspire to work in public safety. 

We prefer applicants with official transcripts showing a 3.0 or higher GPA in the last 60 credits of bachelor degree study.

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