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Program Overview

MS in Data Science Program Overview

Data Science Graduate Student Handbook 2024-2025

This is a fully in person master’s program. Classes are held Monday-Thursdays between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.

Data science is an interdisciplinary field focused on extracting knowledge and enabling discovery from complex data. It represents a fusion of principles from Statistics and Computer Science that are applied in domain-specific contexts. As such, critical thinking, communication, and domain-specific knowledge are essential skills. In fact, data science skills are­­­­­­­ now one of the most sought-after skill sets for graduates in a wide variety of quantitative, computational, and scientific disciplines.

The goal of the Data Science M.S. degree is to yield
well-rounded data scientists who can:

  • Design computational pipelines for high-dimensional and large-scale complex data
  • Acquire and manage massive datasets.
  • Produce effective displays and visualizations of data.
  • Build and interpret statistical models for large-scale data.
  • Implement machine learning algorithms to make predictions and optimize decisions.
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of competing models.
  • Effectively communicate the results to experts and non-experts.
  • Work in reproducible and open-source environments.
  • Recognize the ethical, policy and privacy implications of data science research.






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