Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Data Analytics

Master of Data Analytics (MDA)

Program Websites

Program Contact

Jennifer Dungavell (jdungave@uwo.ca)
Professional Program Coordinator

Western University Western Science Centre, Rm 168 London, Ontario N6A 5B7

t. 519-661-3617
f. 519-661-3703

The Master of Data Analytics (MDA) is designed to produce professionals ready to pursue an analytics-focused career within the public and private sectors. The MDA program takes students from a range of backgrounds and provides them with the technical skill-sets required in the field of data analytics as well as the opportunity to gain practical experience by applying those skills in an organizational setting.

Students in this program have the ability to customize their learning experience through the selection of two specialty tracks. The program culminates with an internship where students will get practical, hands-on experience using the analytics skills in a workplace environment.

Times to Completion

  • 3 Terms (1 year)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a four-year degree from an accredited university with a minimum average of 70% across courses taken in the last two full-time equivalent years of the undergraduate degree. Equivalent qualifications may be considered based on the standards of the discipline or profession.
  • The Master of Data Analytics program builds on skills and knowledge in computer science and statistics. Successful applicants will have the following basic level of mathematical and computer science background: at least one half-course of calculus and one half-course of linear algebra; at least one half-course of introductory statistics and/or introductory probability; and at least two half-courses of computer programming.
  • At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, very strong students who are missing required background coursework may be considered for a conditional offer of admission based upon successful completion of remedial coursework in advance of the program start. The conditional offer would state both the course(s) and grade achievement requirements.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • April 1 - Students who apply by this deadline will receive full consideration for the first round of offers.
  • April 1 - Final deadline for international applications.
  • August 14 - Final deadline for domestic/permanent resident applications.

Degree Requirements

Program entry will occur in the Fall term.

  • Term 1: 2.5 FCE including 4 core and 1 specialty field courses
  • Career Development Seminar Series (bi-weekly)
  • Term 2: 2.5 FCE including 3 core and 2 specialty field courses
  • Career Development Seminar Series (bi-weekly)
  • Term 3: Experiential Learning Opportunity
  • (12 week co-op placement / Major Research Project)

Fields of Research

  • Finance, Banking, and Insurance
  • Generalist