For a small state, Maryland punches above its weight in the world of analytics. Browse through the analytics programs in our MD listings, and you’ll see degrees and certificates from major research universities and affordable colleges & state schools. Maryland is also strategically located in the DC/MD/VA tech corridor, a place where data experts are highly valued (and often highly paid).
Research & Career-Building
Fascinated by health data? Be sure to investigate Johns Hopkins—you’ll see analytics being deployed in the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, the Johns Hopkins Medicine LEADS (Leadership in Analytics and Data Science) program in the Technology Innovation Center, the Precision Medicine Analytics Program (PMAP), and the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT).
Intrigued by multidisciplinary projects? Check out UMD’s Social Data Science Center (SoDa), UMD’s Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS), UMBC’s Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA), and UMBC’s Hilltop Institute. Hilltop was the one of the first partnerships between a state Medicaid agency and a public university. Business-minded professionals should also check out UMD’s Smith Analytics Consortium at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. It has close ties to many industry partners, especially Deloitte.
With Baltimore and DC at your doorstep, you should have no trouble attending major analytics conferences. Big-time organizations like INFORMS often host meetings in those cities. You can supplement these events with the Chesapeake Large-Scale Analytics Conference (CLSAC), the Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA), and UMBC’s DAX Conference.