This degree program begins in Fall 2021.

MS in Data Science is a 1-year, on-campus program which is a fusion of statistical and computing technologies including data mining, machine learning, cloud computing, and visualization. Students have options to work with faculty on a research project, do an internship with one of our co-op partners or create a capstone data science project from start to finish. 

The program features a Special Topics course to address the ever changing current issues and techniques in Data Science. We currently offer Special Topics courses in Advanced Mobility and Cybersecurity.


  • Prepare students for professional work as data scientist in any data intensive domain.  
  • Provide students with current high demand, highly scalable statistical and computing techniques for processing big data. 
  • Create tomorrow’s leaders in the field of data science 


To be considered for the program, you must have completed the following courses (or equivalents) as part of your baccalaureate degree:

  • Calculus I  and Calculus II

  • Probability and statistics, or an advanced physics, engineering, or econometrics course with heavy mathematical content

  • Linear Algebra

  • Intro to Computer Science (or an equivalent “CS1” programming course). We have no requirements in regard to specific programming languages, but we generally expect serious academic and/or professional experience with an object-oriented language such as Python, Java, or C#.