Master of Science in Data Science Online

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30 Total Credits

4 Specializations

100% Online & Fully Flexible

2 Years

See Why A Data Science Degree Online Computes for You

Get in on the ground floor of one of the fastest-growing careers with a Master of Science in Data Science (M.S.D.S.) degree online from Utica University. Learn how to effectively harness the power of information while simultaneously helping organizations leverage social data to solve complex problems.

Utica University’s fully online and flexible degree programs enable you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.

Data Science Specializations

Data science is advancing at the speed of the Internet, which is a primary reason your studies will emphasize data analysis within a social context.

Apply data science methods and theories to social science research and policy development

Explore how data science is used for business management and decision making

Apply data science knowledge and skills to cybersecurity and computer forensics

Manage corporate and advanced technological resources devoted to combatting economic crime

Design your own specialization in data science with assistance from the program director

Management (M.B.A.) with a Specialization in Data Analytics: Use theoretical modeling and real-world processing of data to create and implement business-forward solutions

Statista estimates the global big data market to reach $103 billion by 2027.4

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How Will You Learn & Grow?

Online learning is soaring in popularity, especially for those with irregular schedules and no/little access to a physical campus. Utica University presents online learners with the same rigorous curriculum, esteemed faculty, alumni network, and collaborative community found on campus. Make the decision to acquire the knowledge and skills that could take you to the next step in life and Utica University will be here to support you every step of the way.

A Curriculum That Caters to You

The M.S.D.S. degree online includes 15 credit hours in the data science core, followed by 12 credits in your specialization, and a capstone project for three final credits. In less than two years, you’ll build your credentials across four primary subject areas.

Data Mining

Turn raw data into useful information

Data Visualization

Graphical representation of information and data

Machine Learning

Enable computer systems to learn through experience and data

Statistical Methods

Formulas, models, and techniques used to analyze raw data

What Could You Do with Your M.S.D.S.?

With your degree from Utica, chances are you’ll become one of the most sought-after prospects in a fast-growing field. By enabling you to specialize your degree, you can direct your program toward your career interests and goals. Potential job titles include:

  • Data Scientist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Survey Researcher
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Data and Analytics Manager
  • Director of Risk and Business Analytics

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