Develop knowledge and skills in data analysis and visualization, database development, machine learning, and data mining.
- Develop knowledge and skills in data analysis and visualization, database development, machine learning, and data mining
- Obtain competitive skills and knowledge to succeed as computer scientists in the constantly developing high-technology marketplace
- Learn to deploy what you learn across a wide variety of disciplines
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The Spring 2024 application deadline has passed. Admission notifications will be relayed to applicants who met the deadline on Monday, October 16, 2023.
39% of Data Scientists and Advanced Analyst positions
require a Master's or Ph.D.*
Maximize your options for employment as a data scientist -- learn more about our Master of Science in Computer Science with a Data Science Concentration.
The data science concentration will enhance competitiveness and technical knowledge, and prepare students for professional careers in many aspects of managing, mining, integrating, and analyzing big data across a wide array fields such as business, medicine, bioinformatics, government, education, marketing, security, financial management, and many other fields.
Data science careers span almost every sector of industry, government, and academia, and include careers in manufacturing, construction, transportation, warehousing, communication, science, health care, computer science, information technology, retail, sales, marketing, finance, insurance, education, government, security, law enforcement, and more. In fact, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, the US alone will face a shortage of more than 150,000 data analysts and an additional 1.5 million data-savvy managers.
And, as of June 2015, the annual median salary for a data scientist is $118,709 according to Glassdoor. The average starting salaries for various data analyst positions range from $56,000 to $115,000.
While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.
Degrees and Other Information
The data science concentration will provide an opportunity for the students in Computer Science who would like to pursue their career in data analysis. It will also open the door for those who are interested in working with data across a wide variety of disciplines such as business, education, medicine, finance, and many other fields. The Master’s Degree Program in Computer Science provides the opportunity for graduate students to obtain competitive skills and knowledge to succeed as computer scientists in the constantly developing high-technology market place.
The Spring 2024 application completion deadline is September 15, 2023. All application materials must be received by this deadline. Admission notifications will be relayed to applicants who met the deadline on Monday, October 16, 2023.
- An official transcript of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. While no specific academic background is required for admission, preference is given to applicants with undergraduate majors in computer science, mathematics, engineering or a related field of study
- Professional resume
- Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
- Graduate application and fee
- No GRE or MAT exams required
International applicants may be required to submit additional items and can find the most up to date information on the International Admissions page.
If you're an international applicant, you may be required to demonstrate English language proficiency and complete a transcript credential evaluation. For the most up-to-date information on applying and deadlines, please visit International Admissions.