Masters in Applied Data Analytics from University of Detroit Mercy

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The University of Detroit Mercy, located in Detroit, Michigan, US, is a private university established in 1877. One of its standout programs is the Masters in Applied Data Analytics, which focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills in this field.

What sets this program apart is its interdisciplinary curriculum from several departments and colleges, such as Cybersecurity & Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Architecture, Business Administration, Mathematics, and Health Professions.

To culminate their learning journey, students work on a capstone project supervised by program faculty, providing an engaging and interactive learning experience.

3 semesters, 30 credits program
STEM designation enables graduates with a 3-year post-study work visa (OPT)
Academic mentoring by university faculty, pedagogy and coursework by University of Detroit Mercy for the entire program
Non-academic support from Leap, including visa counselling, mentorship, networking, internship and employment 
Experiential and applied learning ensures you are ready for the job market
Cost reduction by almost ~INR 17 lakhs on tuition fee with the Leap Advantage-Detroit Mercy pathway program 
The tuition rates are subject to change.
With Leap Advantage (1 semester online and 2 on campus)
Regular US course I 3 semesters on campus
Tuition Fees
1st Sem fees: $12,600 (INR *10,35,740) + last 2 Sem fees: $18,900 (INR *15,53,614)
$52,500 (INR 43,15,594)

Big data is an indispensable part of various sectors in the US and world economies, ranging from business and e-commerce to finance, government, healthcare, social networking, telecommunications, and science. 

Employing the power of data science has significantly improved the operations and efficiency of these sectors. The demand for professionals in the field of data analysis is on a steady rise, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 25% growth in employment of operations and research analysts (including data analysts) from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Graduates from the Applied Data Analytics program can look forward to roles such as:

Data Analyst

Data Scientist

Machine Learning Engineer 

Business Intelligence Analyst

Predictive Analytics Modeler 

Database Developer

Data Engineer 

Quantitative Analyst 

Big Data Architect

Data Visualization Specialist

The duration of the hybrid MS in Applied Data Analytics program ranges from 1-2 years.

Admission process starts in India

Study 1st semester online in India, 2nd and 3rd semesters on campus in the US

Academic mentoring, pedagogy and coursework by Detroit Mercy faculty and staff throughout the program

Non-academic support provided by Leap, including visa counselling, mentorship and soft skills training

Students can continue to work in India, while they earn their first-semester course credits online

Students will have the opportunity to participate in campus assistantships and internships, just like other full-time students

Eligibility for MS in Applied Data Analytics pathway program

An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited academic institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. 

English proficiency test: TOEFL (80) or IELTS (6.0), or Duolingo (105)

GRE/GMAT scores are waived off for students applying through Leap Advantage

Application documentation

2 recommendation letters

Official transcripts (Digital copy)

Resume (Max - 2 Pages)

Statement of Purpose:
1) Why did you chose our program?
2) What do you hope to achieve with the knowledge and skills learned?
3) What value would you and your background bring to the program?

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What is the Leap Advantage-Detroit Mercy pathway program?

Leap Advantage has partnered with University of Detroit Mercy to bring its much sought-after MS in Applied Data Analytics program to students in India via hybrid mode. The program focuses on applying skills gained through Data Analytics and building a strong foundation in business. Through hands-on experience, students learn in an environment balanced to provide the right mix of academic expertise and industry experience.

What are the eligibility requirements for the program?

The minimum eligibility requirements for this program is an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited academic institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. 

What are the English proficiency and other requirements for the program?

The English proficiency test requirements are: TOEFL (80) or IELTS (6.0), or Duolingo (105). GRE/GMAT scores are waived for students applying through Leap Advantage.

What is STEM and OPT?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. International Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics students can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), allowing them to work for 12 months in the US after completing the program. The STEM designation of the MS in Applied Data Analytics program makes students eligible for an additional 24-month OPT extension. With up to 36 months more time to work and network in the US, international students can build valuable professional skills and contacts to help them with their career endeavours.

Can Students work during their studies in the US?

Yes, international students on an F-1 visa can work up to 20 hours per week on-campus during the academic semesters. Specific immigration regulations and information will be provided during international student orientation.

Do you accept a 15-year education from India?

Yes, we accept students with a 15-year education, i.e. a technical or a non-technical 3-year degree background.

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