Master’s in Applied Psychology Data Analytics

Use data to drive meaningful change in the world.

The applied psychology data analytics master’s program housed in the Department of Psychology at Marquette University combines analytical skills with a deep understanding of human behavior. This program will leverage the use of big data and advanced statistical techniques to give graduates a professional edge in applying their psychology degree to jobs in health care, business, education, social media and related fields.

Students will engage in interdisciplinary coursework between the psychology and computer science departments and will earn a data science certificate upon completion of the program.

This program will provide hands-on experience allowing students the opportunity to work with community organizations to apply psychological principles to real-world problems by using data. Community placements will take place in a student’s last year in the program.



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Accelerated Degree Program Option

Qualified Marquette undergraduate students can enter as an Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) during their junior year and earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years.

Accelerated Degree Programs (or "4+1" programs) allow current Marquette University undergraduate students to continue on for a master's degree after completing their bachelor's degrees. ADP students take classes during their junior or senior years that meet requirements for both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Post-baccalaureate applicants who are not current Marquette undergraduate students can also apply to complete this program full-time as a traditional Master’s student. In this case, the program is expected to take 2 years to complete. 

Learn more about ADPs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use advanced research methodology skills in order to collect data that addresses a range of applied questions, such as program evaluation or market research
  • Use data management skills for creating and managing datasets.
  • Design and implement strategies for analyzing data using advanced statistical methods.
  • Apply psychological theories to solve pragmatic problems in health care, education, business, or industry settings 
  • Ethically apply psychological theories and data to address applied problems within organizations and community settings.
  • Present results in professional, understandable and useable manner to stakeholders. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be competitive for jobs in health care, education, insurance, business, industry, government, the military, and a range of community settings.

Data Science Certificate

As part of the course work for this program, students will earn a data science certificate upon graduation. The certificate program courses can be taken online or on campus and seeks to meet a significant need for data analytics experts, targeting a human-centered approach. 

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To be eligible for admission to the Graduate School at Marquette University, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Application Requirements

1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 

2Upon admission, an official course-by-course transcript/academic record evaluation must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 

February 15: Priority deadline for admission consideration for the fall term.

After the priority deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space permits and may be submitted any time before the following dates:

  • Fall term admissions - August 1 (June 1 for international applicants)

Private scholarships may be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses.