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Online Data Science and Analytics

Help organizations leverage social data for better problem solving.

Information is power—but only if you can use it effectively. Learn how to understand and analyze data to gain valuable insights that can lead to creative solutions and positive change for business, health care, law enforcement, education, and more with the online MS in Data Science.

Online MS in Data Science

The online Data Science Master’s program emphasizes analysis of data within a social context, thereby leading students to more thoughtful application of their analytical findings. This 30-credit online program requires the student to complete 15 credit hours in the data science core, followed by 12 credit hours in an area of their choosing, before finishing the program with a three (3) credit master’s capstone project. The MS DS program is designed to be completed in less than 2 years. 

Topics covered as part of the curriculum include:

  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Visualization
  • Statistical Methods

The Utica College Data Science master’s offers the following specializations to allow students to tailor their degree in any of these in-demand areas:

  • Social Science Analytics: Focus on applying data science methods and theories to social science research and policy development.
  • Business Analytics: Explore how data science is used for business management and decision-making.
  • Cybersecurity: Designed for students who want to apply their data science knowledge and skills in state-of-the-art cybersecurity and computer forensic practices with coursework on leadership and planning adapted specifically to the cyberspace realm. This specialization enables students to take classes in the Cybersecurity MS program.
  • Financial Crime: Designed for students who want to apply their data science knowledge and skills to advance their competencies in managing corporate and advanced technological resources devoted to combating economic crime. This specialization enables students to take classes in the Financial Crime and Compliance Management MS program.
  • General: Students have the option to build their own specialization focus by selecting any four 3-credit graduate level courses with approval from the Program Director.

Key Course Examples:

DSC 501 – Introduction to Data Science (3 Credits)
Coursework quickly moves to the data analysis process (CRISP-DM, KDD). Probability and statistics are covered as an introduction to DSC 503: Statistical Methods. Students explore and analyze data with Excel, SPSS and other data analysis tools like Alteryx Designer. Bias, ethics and social responsivity are covered as we discuss contemporary issues in data science.

DSC 609 – Machine Learning (3 Credits)
Students utilize the data mining skills from DSC 607 to develop applications to enable machine learning, sometimes called artificial intelligence. Students will expand their skillset with SPSS and Alteryx Designer. Python is introduced.

DSC 611 – Data Visualization (3 Credits)
Data scientists generate almost all value-added utility for an organization when they convey meaning to stakeholders. Data visualization explores the mechanisms to effectively communicate findings using Tableau, Excel, and PowerPoint to tell “data’s story.” DSC 611 is the final core course before students can take specialization courses.

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission to the online MS in Data Science , you must have:

  • earned a bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent
  • a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • No GRE or GMAT is required

Distinguish Yourself in an Emerging Field
Join a high-demand field with high salary potential: according to Payscale, data scientists earn an average salary of $95,973.1

Career Builder lists the national average intelligence analyst salary at $95,605 and O*Net reports a median wage of $83,170.

1Payscale.com, as of August 2020

Utica College’s completely online format allows you to balance your studies with your personal and professional obligations. And with competitively priced tuition, it’s a solid investment in your future.

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