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.


Ellie Small, Program Convener and Assistant Professor

Yi Lu, Assistant Professor

Diane Liporace, Adjunct Professor

Nipa Onulak, Adjunct 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. Ellie Small

Norma Gilbert Junior Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science 

Ellie Small received a BSc degree in Mathematics with Statistics and Computer Science from the University of London, Birkbeck College. She earned her PhD in Statistics from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, in 2019, and joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University that same year. Dr. Small has taught statistics and mathematics at Centenary University in Hackettstown for 6 years. She specializes in data science and has completed research papers in networks and text mining. In her spare time she enjoys any type of dance, and she goes ballroom dancing with her husband whenever the opportunity presents itself.