Data Analysis & Communication

Master of Science

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Program Overview

Take a step beyond the data to effectively communicate results and drive strategic decision-making.

In Agnes Scott’s Master of Science in Data Analysis & Communication, graduate students attain the knowledge and skills to become effective communicators and data-driven changemakers. You’ll pair data analysis with effective communication strategies to deliver answers to the most compelling questions.

Through online and hybrid classes, this Master of Science in Data Analysis & Communication graduate program equips you with advanced data analysis and powerful presentation skills.

In today’s data-driven world, professionals in all industries, both public and private, benefit from a keen understanding of how to communicate data insights to diverse audiences within their organization.

Data analytics and communication graduate program students sitting at a table with their laptops.

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of this program, you will be better prepared to use appropriate data analysis and presentation techniques to meet the needs of myriad stakeholders. You'll learn:

  • How to organize and analyze complex data sets to answer complex questions
  • How to employ data visualization techniques to communicate compelling results to diverse audiences
  • How to interpret and communicate qualitative and quantitative data

Program Highlights

Learn the art and science of communicating about data

"In every organization, there are data that decision-makers never see. Sometimes, there is no one to do the data analysis. Sometimes, there is no one to tell the data story. This curriculum gives our students the competitive edge within a growing field.”
Wendy Kallina, Ph.D., Program Faculty Member

Data Science Connect

Agnes Scott Graduate Studies partners with Data Science Connect (DSC), the largest data science organization in the Southeastern United States. DSC is committed to making data science accessible to everyone and every industry through education, civic enterprises, strategic connections, and quality programming that is innovative, festive, and nontraditional. Dr. Kallina led workshops at their 2019 annual conference entitled Data Visualization, Literacy, and Storytelling: What the Data Says and How to Communicate it. As a sponsor, our graduate students have access to this exceptional networking partner, through volunteer opportunities or by attending events.

Visit our Career Development site to learn about other networking opportunities

Program Delivery Format: Fully Online

Tailor your learning experience to meet your needs. Complete our DataComm program fully online with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Each class meets together once a week in the evening as follows 75 minutes, Monday through Thursday.

After just 11-classes, completed in as little as 18-months, you can earn your master’s in Data Analysis and Communication.

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Meet the Faculty

Carlee Bishop

Carlee A. Bishop

Professor of Physics

Professor Mina Ivanova

Mina Ivanova

Director of Writing and Digital Communication

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Wendy Kallina

Program Coordinator for Evaluation & Assessment Methods and Data Visualizaiton, Visiting Assoc. Professor of Psychology

Nell Ruby

Kathy '68 and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Art/Chair

Maame Owusu MS '21

Maame Owusu MS '21

Propelling Herself to a Higher Level

What does a forward thinker at Agnes Scott look like? Hear directly from one of our graduate students, Maame Owusu, about how our Master of Science in Data Analysis and Communication program has impacted her career.

Meet this Forward Thinker

Careers in Data Analysis & Communication

According to the World Economic Forum, data analysts are among the careers that are in most demand through 2022.

Set yourself apart through this Master of Science program that hones your skills in data analysis while also teaching you problem-solving, communication, and leadership skills. Our graduate students work in a variety of industries, including healthcare, education and management.

  • Data Analyst
  • Program Administrator
  • Research Director
  • Director of Assessment
  • Director, Sponsored Research
  • VP, Institutional Effectiveness

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