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.

The Master of Science in Data Analysis & Communication 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.

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

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

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 Director

Joint Masters/Certificate

Tailor your program to meet your professional needs. Students completing our MS in Data Analysis & Communication can receive a graduate certificate with an additional 12-hours in one of the following programs:

  • Evaluation & Assessment Methods
  • Technology Leadership & Management
  • Writing & Digital Communication

Learn more about all our graduate programs

Meet the Faculty

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Carlee A. Bishop

Director of Technology Leadership and Management, Professor of Physics/Chair Physics and Astronomy

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Mina Ivanova

Director of Writing and Digital Communication

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Wendy Kallina

Director of Data Analysis and Communication, Director of Data Visualization, and Director of Evaluation and Assessment Methods

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Nell Ruby

Professor of Art/Chair of Art and Art History

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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