Press release

Rasmussen College Expands Its Graduate Education Degree Offerings

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Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today
announced its newest advanced degree offering, a Master
of Science in Data Science (MSDS) degree program.
1 The
program marks the fourth graduate-level degree program offered by the
College following the launch of its Master
of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
and Master
of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
programs in the summer of 2018
and its first graduate program, the Master
of Science in Nursing (MSN)
degree, in 2016. These flexible and
affordable online degree programs prepare professionals currently
working in technology, healthcare and HR roles, as well as those
interested in a career change, to further their skills by impacting and
leading administrative and organizational growth in a variety of
professional settings. The College’s expansion into three additional
graduate degree offerings over the past year addresses rising workforce
demands and the educational needs of former and future students. It also
denotes the significant investment Rasmussen College is making in
advanced degree offerings.

“Expanding our graduate education offerings to meet the emerging need
for technology, healthcare and HR leaders is an exciting evolution in
the College’s 119-year history,” said Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen, president
of Rasmussen College. “We continue to follow our mission to provide
career-focused and market-relevant programs that serve a diverse, adult
learner population. With an increased focus on lifelong learning, we are
choosing to expand our graduate education offerings to cater to
experienced professionals looking to enhance their careers.”

Efficient, Relevant and Flexible Paths to Earning a Master’s Degree

With no Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) requirements and four start
dates per year, Rasmussen College’s Master’s degree programs allow
students to begin their education when they are ready. Through courses
designed for working professionals, Master’s degree students in the
MSDS, MHA and MHRM programs are able to complete their fully Competency-Based
Education (CBE) program
in as few as 18 months.2 CBE
maximizes efficiency and relevancy while maintaining graded instruction
and faculty interaction. With a total of 12 courses—each 11 weeks in
length—students in the MSDS, MHA or MHRM programs can earn their degree
for as low as $20,000.

Enrollment for each program is immediately available with courses
beginning in July for applicants who meet program entry requirements and
hold a Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher from an
accredited institution.

Master of Science in Data Science

The Rasmussen College MSDS program prepares students to advance their
careers through robust coursework and hands-on assessments allowing them
to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world business analysis
applications. Courses are project-based and simulate actual experiences
with designing, performing and delivering organizational data-based
objectives, including the use of sophisticated and advanced analytical
languages, tools and algorithms. This new program utilizes a breadth of
industry-standard tools and languages, including Tableau®,
SAS, Scala, Python, R and Microsoft Azure® to help bring data
to life.3,4,5 Graduates are prepared to conduct deep analyses
including the use of advanced statistics, artificial intelligence and
text mining on multi-formatted data sets as typified by big data
sources. The program provides preparation for roles such as Data
Scientists, Data Engineers, Data Architects or Business Analysts.

Master of Healthcare Administration

Through innovative curriculum, students in the College’s MHA program
gain the practical experiences needed for effective decision-making and
the ability to implement best practices for management and leadership
positions in the field of healthcare delivery, with an emphasis in
health policy and administration. Curriculum aligns with the National
Center for Healthcare Leadership’s Health Leadership Competency Model™

—providing students a comprehensive, interdisciplinary model for
healthcare leadership. Rasmussen College’s MHA curriculum focuses on
leadership development and provides students with the advanced skills
and knowledge of the business of healthcare. Students learn firsthand
about quality management and process improvement, including trends and
market forces that impact quality patient care. The program is intended
for students interested in enhancing their critical-thinking and
decision-making skills and advancing their career in a leadership role
within healthcare administration. The program prepares graduates to work
towards roles such as Hospital Administrators, Clinical Directors,
Health Services Managers or Practice Managers.

Master of Human Resources Management

Rasmussen College’s MHRM curriculum prepares students to advance their
education through vigorous coursework that spans a multitude of human
resource and organizational leadership disciplines. Rasmussen College’s
MHRM curriculum is aligned with the Society
of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
and focuses on enhancing
in-demand skills, including: applied human resources analytics,
organizational behavior and leadership, strategic recruitment and change
management—skills needed to thrive in today’s continually changing
business environment. Graduates from the program are academically
prepared to sit for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams offered by SHRM and
are also academically prepared to sit for the Professional in Human
Resources® (PHR®) and Senior Professional Human
Resources® (SPHR®) certifications offered by the
HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).6
Upon graduation, students will be equipped with the confidence and
skillset needed as a foundation to apply for strategic roles such as
Manager of Human Resources, Director of Leadership and Organizational
Development, Director of Compensation and Benefits and Director of
Training and Development.

To learn more about Rasmussen College’s Master’s degree programs, visit

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2Completion time is dependent on transfer credits
accepted and the number of courses completed each term.

3Tableau is a registered trademark of Tableau
Software, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other

4SAS is a registered trademark of SAS Institute Inc.

5Microsoft Azure is registered trademarks of
Microsoft Inc.

6PHR® and SPHR®
are all registered trademarks of HR Certification Institute.

Rasmussen College is a regionally
accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the
communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational
programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic
innovation and providing the highest standard of education while
empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers
Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s, Bachelor’s and
Master’s degree programs online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida
campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead
advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and
comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance
their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive
impact on society through public service and a variety of
community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen
College, please visit