M.S. in Data Science

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The exponential growth of big data in recent years has led to an increasing need for highly qualified data scientists. The Data Science Institute at Saint Peter’s University is training the next generation of data scientists to meet this demand with its innovative Master of Science in Data Science program.

This cutting-edge program will equip you with the sought-after skills and knowledge necessary to become a data-driven leader in an ever-changing digital landscape. Our master of data science blends scientific methods from statistics, computer science and data-based business management to effectively extract knowledge from data and drive decision-making.

Our rigorous data science courses cover a wide range of topics, including big data technologies, applications and industry practices. You’ll gain practical experience through hands-on learning in the fundamentals of data science—including statistics and machine learning, as well as data analysis, management, mining and visualization. Taught by experienced faculty with extensive industry knowledge, our Master of Science in Data Science will position you for a wide range of career opportunities.

Additionally, our data science program opens doors to internships that offer real-world experience, as well as opportunities for full-time employment as a data scientist. As a Saint Peter’s data science graduate, you’ll be well-prepared to tackle the complex challenges at the intersection of big data, business analytics and other emerging fields.

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Master of Science in Data Science at a Glance

Course Format: Jersey City campus or online
Program Duration: 36 Credits. A full‐time student taking 24 credits/year should complete in 1.5 years
Calendar: Trimesters

Why Choose the Master of Data Science From Saint Peter’s?

Saint Peter’s data science program provides a supportive learning environment to prepare you for success as a skilled data scientist. With our comprehensive data science courses, experienced faculty and personalized support, you’ll have the resources you need to achieve your goals:

  • Learn from data science experts: Our dedicated instructors bring a wealth of industry experience to the classroom. With their mentorship, you’ll gain invaluable insights and develop skills that are highly valued by employers.
  • Gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge tools: Immerse yourself in data science projects using the latest industry tools and technologies, and apply what you learn to real-world data challenges.
  • Receive personalized support: From academic and financial aid advising to internships and professional opportunities, we’re committed to your success. Our Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning also offers lifelong career support to graduates.
  • Earn your data science degree on your terms: Our fully online master of data science program gives you the flexibility and convenience to balance work, life and study—giving you more time for what matters most.

Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Data Science Program

You can earn your undergraduate degree and a Master of Science in Data Science in just five years through our Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Data Science program. This program is designed for students with a background in computer science, applied science, business or economics. For preparedness, students need to be currently enrolled in a B.S. program.

We’re Dedicated to Innovation—and Your Success

Our master of data science program features personal support and innovative learning to provide a tailored approach to career advancement. Throughout the program, you’ll get the training and guidance you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. This includes hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies—such as advanced data mining software to solve realistic problems based on real-world data—as well as research opportunities to further expand your career potential.

Go Farther With Our Data Science Institute

The Data Science Institute at Saint Peter’s University provides access to the latest tools and technologies in data science through our Microsoft Academic Initiative. The Institute also brings in industry leaders who create unique programs tailored to students’ professional needs, ensuring you get the valuable skills and experience that are in high demand in today’s job market.

Career Outlook for Master of Data Science Graduates

With the Master of Science in Data Science from Saint Peter’s, you can secure your future in one of today’s most in-demand fields. Data scientist ranks #6 on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of fastest-growing occupations, with a projected job growth of 36 percent by 2031. This growth rate is more than 60 percent higher than the national average across all professions. Moreover, data science offers lucrative opportunities, with a median annual salary of $100,910 according to BLS data.

At Saint Peter’s, our master of data science equips you with the skills needed to meet the rising demands of various industries, including businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and startups. By pursuing this degree, you can prepare yourself for exciting career paths such as:

  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Data architect
  • Data engineer
  • Data privacy officer
  • Data scientist
  • Digital forensics analyst
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Operations research analyst

Launch Your Data Science Career Today

Embark on your journey toward a successful career in the thriving field of data science with the Master of Science in Data Science program at Saint Peter’s University.

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