Data Analytics.


Data Analytics

Big data. Bigger ideas.

The digitization of information—social networks, business transactions, healthcare records and more—has transformed the world, necessitating a demand for people who understand all of the big data being collected and who can take action to help individuals, corporations and organizations become smarter, faster and ultimately more effective.

Through Drew’s Master of Science and graduate certificate programs in Data Analytics, you will:

  • Learn how to obtain, prepare and manage data from a wide variety of sources.
  • Gain mastery of data analytical techniques.
  • Leave with a portfolio of projects and work experience from experiential learning projects and internships.

Read more about the Data Analytics degree, and review the Program Requirements


  • Sarah Abramowitz, Program Director and John H. Evans Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Diane Liporace, Adjunct Professor
  • Jeongkyu Lee, Associate Professor
  • Yi Lu, Assistant Professor
  • Nipa Onulak, Adjunct Professor
  • Ellie Small, Assistant Professor
Drew’s Data Analytics programs are structured to focus on the intersections of statistics, computer science, skills and technologies. ”
Sarah Abramowitz
John H. Evans Professor and Department Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science


Both our 12-credit certificate programs and our 30-36 credit Master of Science degree will prepare you to become an advanced analyst who can create and develop data sets and analytic protocols, communicate your analytic findings to leaders and general audiences and ultimately participate in data-informed decision making.

The examples for the course of studies below are for full-time programs, but part-time options are also available.


With the digital transformation of academia and the workforce, it is not surprising that data science and data analytics jobs are projected to grow at some of the fastest rates in the near future.*

Job title Average salary Projected five-year growth
Analytics managers $105,909 15%
Data scientists & advanced analysts $94,576 28%
Data-driven decision makers $91,467 14%
Data systems developers $78,553 15%
Data analysts $78,553 16%
Functional analysts $69,162 17%

*Burning Glass Technologies

Our Program Director

Dr. Sarah Abramowitz

John H. Evans Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science


Sarah Abramowitz received a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Cornell University, an M.S. degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from New York University. Dr. Abramowitz has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University since 1998. She specializes in Educational Statistics. She is the co-author with Sharon Weinberg of “Statistics Using IBM SPSS: An Integrative Approach”, “Statistics Using Stata: An Integrative Approach,” “Statistics Using R: An Integrative Approach,” and is an Associate Editor and Social Media Editor of the Journal of Statistics Education.