The master's degree program in data science prepares you for leadership positions in data analytics, information management, and knowledge engineering. It is jointly offered by the departments of Computer Science in Engineering and Mathematics in Arts & Sciences.

With a master's degree in data science, you will:

  • develop skills in computer programming, statistics, data mining, machine learning, data analysis, and visualization
  • be prepared to solve challenging problems involving large, diverse data sets from different application domains
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You will explore the rapidly emerging fields of data analytics and discovery informatics—which integrates mathematics and computer science for the quantification and manipulation of information from a cognate area of application (such as science, engineering, business, sociology, healthcare, planning).

The program emphasizes:

  • strong foundations in information theory, mathematics, and computer science
  • current methodologies and tools to enable data-driven discovery, problem solving, and decision-making

Enhance your skills, advance your career

The program is designed for:

  • professionals and organizational leaders who want to take on greater IT responsibilities
  • individuals who aspire to careers using computer information science to support decision-making
  • students who want to learn technological and analysis tools used by leading science, engineering, business, academic, government, and social organizations


David Koop

Assistant Professor
Computer & Information Science
Dion 302E


Scott Field

Assistant Professor
Liberal Arts 394C