MSDA Pathway

Masters in Data Analytics 4+1 Program

Open to undergraduate students in the College of Business as well as Computer Science majors, the Masters in Data Analytics 4+1 Program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of business intelligence and the ability to analyze data and generate insights for better decision-making in the modern business world. During the senior year, undergraduate students approved for this MSDA 4+1 Program will begin taking graduate MSDA courses, which will count toward both degrees, thereby providing an accelerated path to completion.

Minimum Requirements to Apply to Participate in the MSDA 4+1 Program:

  1. Must be a current full-time undergraduate student at the University of La Verne.
  2. GPA 2.75 overall and in the major.
  3. Students must have completed a minimum of 88 units by the end of the junior year.
  4. Students must complete the “Application for Graduation Process” for the bachelor’s undergraduate degree (between April-May).

MSDA Courses in Senior Undergraduate Year:

  1. Once accepted to the Program, it is expected students will register to attend both the Fall and Spring of their senior year as full-time students with a maximum of two MSDA courses each semester.
  2. Students may take the remaining GE and major requirements concurrently during this senior year.
  3. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the courses intended to be used for the MSDA graduate degree.
  4. No undergraduate courses may be used to satisfy MSDA graduate-level courses.
  5. If students complete Statistics (e.g., BUS 270 Statistics or a substantially equivalent course) and Linear Algebra (e.g., MATH 320 Linear Algebra or a substantially equivalent course) with grades of C+ or better, MDA 500 Statistics and Linear Algebra can be waived.
  6. A maximum of 12 units of MSDA courses (3 units each) can be taken in the senior year, with a maximum of 6 units in Fall and 6 units in Spring.
  7. MSDA course options during the senior year may include a maximum of 4 MSDA courses and may be applied to the bachelor’s undergraduate degree. See program chair for options.