M.S. in Data Science

Hybrid Program with Employment/CPT

With the exponential growth of Big Data over the past few years, the need for Data Scientists becomes more and more pronounced and urgent.

The Master’s in Data Science (Professional Hybrid) develops professional workers for advancement in Data Science roles across all sectors of industry. It is one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the world.

At A Glance
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Data Science
Course Locations: Hybrid with weekend residencies at our Jersey City Campus
Two courses (six credits) per trimester; three credits per trimester will be delivered fully online and three credits will be taken over a three day weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) at our Jersey City campus
Program Duration: 36 credits (20 months)
Calendar: Intakes: Fall (September), Spring (March) and Summer 1 (May) Trimesters
Cost $29,016 full program (due pro rata by term)


Experiential learning is required throughout the program. This requirement may be satisfied each term through employment in a field directly related to the program (CPT) or through a research practicum ($495 fee per term applies to the research practicum course, DS 599).

Between residency sessions, course material and academic support will be available online. Instructor office hours (virtual) will be available throughout the trimester.

F-1 Students are eligible for CPT throughout the program (see CPT FAQ).

Attendance Policy

On-campus sessions are mandatory and will be held over a consecutive 3-Day period each trimester. Any F-1 student who fails to attend any residency session will be counted as absent for the entire trimester and will have their SEVIS record terminated. Additional academic policies shall also apply to each F-1 student’s online course progress, which will be strictly enforced.

Career Outcomes

Job opportunities for Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts have been predicted to grow 28% between 2015-2020. Finance and Insurance, Professional Services, and IT are the sectors leading demand. The Quant Crunch report highlights the demand for this ‘new breed of professional skills’ and how the demand for well qualified Data Scientists will continue to grow.

Second Degree Guidelines

Students can apply for a second degree program (such as MBA or Business Analytics) once they are about to complete their first degree i.e. during their last trimester, if their GPA is also securing min. 3.0. Second degree requires completion of minimum 50% of the curriculum, if there are overlapping courses.