The M.S. in Human Capital Analytics and Technology (HCAT) is an accelerated, 30-credit degree program offered online with a low residency intensive in NYC. 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.
MS in Human Capital Analytics and Technology (STEM)
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.
Our curriculum incorporates real-world trends and technologies to effectively integrate what you learn in the classroom into the workplace.
This program meets primarily online with the exception of the People and Organizational Management course as well as the Capstone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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.
Priority: January 15
International Final: April 1*
Domestic Final: July 1
*THE INTERNATIONAL FINAL DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 1
Two Letters of Recommendation
Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)
We require transcripts from all institutions where college credit was received.
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.
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
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