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.

Objectives

  • 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 

Requirements

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#.