MS in Human Capital Analytics and Technology (STEM)


The M.S. in Human Capital Analytics and Technology (HCAT) is an accelerated, 30-credit program that can be completed online, onsite, or in a blended format. All incoming students are required to attend a one-week intensive course onsite in NYC at the start of the program. This degree is designed for emerging and mid-level professionals (three to five years or more of related experience) who have a strong interest and appreciation for the role of people analytics and technology in business strategy and planning. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to not only research, evaluate, and implement analytical methods and technology, but also to build a narrative around the data for a broad array of stakeholder audiences. Students will also acquire the analytical approaches, technology readiness, business acumen, and communication skills necessary to lead human capital analytics and technology functions.

The Human Capital Analytics and Technology master's is offered through the Human Capital Management department within the Division of Programs in Business.

HR and Data Science

The first data science-based HR degree that allows people-centric leaders to develop proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative decision-making and analysis.

Innovative Curriculum

Our curriculum incorporates real-world trends and technologies to effectively integrate what you learn in the classroom into the workplace.

Industry Experts in the Classroom

Faculty members are master practitioners in the field of HR Analytics, working with corporations such as Adobe, SalesForce, and IBM.

STEM Designation

The STEM designation is assigned by the US Department of Education to programs that develop quantitative or technical competencies grounded in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) as part of a federal strategy to grow literacy, innovation, and employment in those fields.

Program Structure

Core Requirements

A comprehensive seven course core curriculum will provide a thorough introduction to the human capital management and analytics discipline.


NYU SPS has partnered with several industry companies and organizations to offer qualified students the option to gain real world experience and access industry thought leadership through an internship experience for academic credit. The internship is an optional elective.


The choice of six electives, including an internship, will allow for the study and application of a broad range of applied topics in the field.

Capstone Project

The capstone will conclude the course of study for this program. It will consist of a blend of hands-on practical application of newly acquired skills, working on a variety of projects in sponsor companies, and a research thesis summarizing the students’ evidence-based findings. NYU has partnered with several industry companies and associations to provide students with real world experience and access to industry thought leadership.

Core Requirements

This degree is a 30-credit program consisting of a required set of core courses (7 courses, 18 credits total), student-selected elective courses (6 courses, 9 credits total), and a required capstone project (1 course, 3 credits total).


Students are required to complete the capstone course listed below

Admissions Criteria

We carefully weigh each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the School offers.

Students may only begin the program in the Fall Semester.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority:   January 15

International Final: April 1

Domestic Final: July 1


Required Documents

Personal Statement


Two Letters of Recommendation

Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)


We require transcripts from all institutions where college credit was received.


For Academic Year 2020-2021

Application Fee $150

Tuition depends on the number of credit hours a student enrolls in each semester. A part-time student taking 6 credit hours is billed $13,778 for tuition and fees for a semester. A full-time student taking 12 credit hours is billed $22,699 for tuition and fees for a semester. For a full breakdown of tuition and fees visit the Bursar's website.

Language Proficiency

TOEFL scores are required for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is not English.  Successful candidates achieve a minimum score of 110 on the Internet-based test.

For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 8.0 is recommended.

NYUSPS does not prohibit applicants with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores from applying for admission since many factors influence the admissions decision. 

Pearson Versant English Placement Test (VEPT)

If an international applicant has not achieved the minimum scores as described above, they are required to participate in the VEPT, a 50-minute online test that evaluates English language proficiency.


Financing Your education

Click the link below to find important information regarding the federal aid process, NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) department and divisional scholarships, private loans, and the NYU payment plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

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