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Utica College


(866) 295-3106

(866) 295-3106

Online Master of Science in Data Science

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, education, and more with the online MS in Data Science.


The online Data Science Master’s 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 masters 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 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 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.


The online MS in Data Science prepares you for career options in fields from business to education. Each specialization allows you to customize the program toward your specific career interests and goals. For instance, the Social Science Analytics specialization prepares you for career paths where policy making is a focus, such as health care and education, while the Business Analytics specialization emphasizes applying data in more commercial contexts.


Roles and responsibilities may vary according to organizational goals, but potential job titles include:

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

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 $92,089.1 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.

Related Programs

Utica College also offers an MBA with a specialization in Data Analytics. The Data Analytics specialization focuses on two aspects of the data science field: using theoretical models in the collection, design, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and the real-world process of creating and implementing solutions based on that data. Projects encompass the whole data analysis process from data acquisition and wrangling, analysis, and conclude by communicating identified findings and solutions.

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1Payscale.com, as of March 2017

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