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Masters Concentration in Data Science

The Computer Science Masters with a Concentration in Data Science was created to help meet the need for expanded and enhanced training in the area of data science. It requires coursework in Theory for Data Science, Systems for Data Science, Data Analysis and Statistics.

 

Aerial photo of computer science buildingThe Masters Concentration in Data Science teaches you to develop and apply methods to collect, curate, and analyze large-scale data, and to make discoveries and decisions using those analyses.

 

Requirements and Admissions

 

Who should apply?

Students require a bachelor’s degree and a solid undergraduate background in computer science.

 

 

Curriculum

The Masters Degree is a total of 30 credits and is usually completed in two years.  Four Data Science core courses (12 credits) including one each from the areas of Theory for Data Science, Systems for Data Science, and Data Analysis, and one additional core course from any area. Two courses (6 credits) taken from among a set of courses designated as satisfying the Data Science Elective requirement. One course (3 credits) taken from among a set of courses satisfying the Data Science Probability and Statistics requirement.  Complete course listing.