MDC and UM Announce Articulation Agreement to Master’s Degree in Data Analytics

Miami, May 5, 2021 – In an ongoing effort to expand post-graduate opportunities for its students, Miami Dade College (MDC) is collaborating with the University of Miami (UM) to establish a transfer program articulation agreement that allows MDC graduates with a bachelor’s degree in data analytics to seamlessly transfer to a master’s degree in data science at UM with a special tuition discount.

“This collaboration between MDC and UM creates a unique pathway for our students to achieve economic mobility and help develop a local workforce trained in the fields of data science and analytics,” said Antonio Delgado, dean of engineering, technology and design at MDC.

The agreement ensures that students graduating from MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics and a grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher qualify for admission into the Master of Science in Data Science at UM’s College of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, MDC graduates admitted in the UM program will be eligible to receive a 50% discount on tuition to complete 30 graduate level credits and earn their master’s degree in one calendar year if enrolled full-time.

“Miami’s booming tech scene is going to need a highly-trained, diverse talent pool who can work in a variety of fields,” said Maryann Tatum Tobin, assistant dean for professional education and personalized learning at UM’s College of Arts and Sciences. “This unique interdisciplinary program provides opportunities for students to apply data analytics and visualization across several disciplines through our partnership with the UM Institute for Data Science and Computing.”

About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the nation. There are 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates and apprenticeships. Baccalaureate degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others.  MDC is the recipient of many top national awards including the Aspen Prize. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences.  It is the home of the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, the School for Advanced Studies, and the New World School of the Arts, to name a few of its most innovative programs.  MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inception.  The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, a sculpture park and a large campus art gallery and theater system.  MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. More than 100,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit

About University of Miami
The University of Miami is a private research university and academic health system with a distinct geographic capacity to connect institutions, individuals, and ideas across the hemisphere and around the world. The University’s vibrant and diverse academic community comprises 11 schools and colleges serving more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. Located within one of the most dynamic and multicultural cities in the world, the University is building new bridges across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders, bringing a passion for scholarly excellence, a spirit of innovation, a respect for including and elevating diverse voices, and a commitment to tackling the challenges facing our world.

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