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“The Master’s Program in Data Science (ScM) prepares students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds for distinctive careers in data science. Rooted in a research collaboration between four very strong academic departments (Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics), the master’s program offers a unique and rigorous education for people building careers in data science and/or big data management.

The program is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the methods and algorithms of data science, to be achieved through a study of relevant topics in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, including machine learning, data mining, security and privacy, visualization, and data management. The program also provides experience in important, frontline data-science problems in a a variety of fields, and introduces students to ethical and societal considerations surrounding data science and its applications.

The program’s course structure ensures that students meet the goals of acquiring and integrating foundational knowledge for data science, applying this understanding in relation to specific problems, and appreciating the broader ramifications of data-driven approaches to human activity. Our strong industry partnerships help students learn about industry’s needs and directions, and provide novel and unique opportunities to work with data.”

Recommended Prerequisites: GRE, record of grades or academic performance, letters of reference, TOEFL for non-native English speakers.

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