September 22, 2021

Purdue University Global launches Master of Science in Data Analytics; new program available tuition-free to ManTech employees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Recognizing the rapid growth in demand for data analysts, Purdue University Global is launching a Master of Science in Data Analytics degree program. In addition to being offered to Purdue Global alumni beginning Wednesday (Sept. 22), this offering will be available tuition-free exclusively to ManTech employees as part of the university’s partnership with that government services contracting company.

The new program curriculum is designed to provide analytics experts and other domain professionals with advanced-level knowledge in data analytics skills. Students have the option of selecting a concentration in Amazon Web Services cloud technologies, information security and assurance, project management, or secure software development and quality assurance.

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“With this partnership, we strive to add mission-critical programs to our curriculum in order to provide ManTech’s workforce with cutting-edge knowledge and skills that help position the organization to realize its vision and mission,” said Jeffrey Buck, Purdue Global vice president and dean of the School of Business and Information Technology. “As skilled tech professionals with data analysis expertise, ManTech employees will have the opportunity to make a difference by delivering best-in-class customer solutions.”

For ManTech employees, the new program is available with no individual out-of-pocket expense as part of the Purdue Global Advantage Tuition Grant initiative.

“ManTech is thrilled to offer our people access to this advanced analytics program,” said Julie Anna Barker, ManTech chief human resources officer. “Bringing digital to the mission requires in-depth knowledge of analytics for our customers in the defense, intelligence and federal civilian sectors.”

Purdue Global continues to work with ManTech in areas that serve the educational needs of ManTech employees. In addition to the Master of Science in Data Analytics degree, employees can choose to develop their career with a bachelor’s degree in analytics, a bachelor’s or master’s degree in information technology or cybersecurity, or a bachelor’s degree in cloud computing and solutions. Employees also have access to cohort programs designed by Purdue Global and ManTech to help them prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Ethical Hacker examinations.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, visit

About ManTech

ManTech provides mission-focused technology solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. In business more than 52 years, we excel in full-spectrum cyber, data collection and analytics, enterprise IT, systems engineering and software application development solutions that support national and homeland security. Additional information on ManTech can be found at

Media Contact, Purdue Global: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721,

Media Contact, ManTech: Jim Crawford, 571-446-7550,

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