Ph.D. in Data Science

Ph.D. in Data Science

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Advance your career into research and leadership roles in the Analytics and Data Science fields.

The new Ph.D. Program in Data Science program allows students from multiple data science backgrounds, including industry professionals, to earn a doctoral degree.

In this program, students will conceptualize enterprise data analytics, apply analytic techniques and software to interact with data, evaluate methods of data and analytic modeling and apply analytics to support data-driven business decision-making. By the end of this program, students will be able to employ qualitative methodology to design, collect and analyze information that will culminate in a scholarly dissertation.

Why Data Science at Saint Peter’s?

Unlike other similar programs, our program infuses coursework on curriculum, educational technology, learning outcomes assessment and data analysis. Our graduates will have a clear competitive advantage over professionals who are trained in a single discipline, such as business administration, statistics, or computer science, and who are seeking to work in the data analytics industry or in data analytics roles across industries.

Industry Partners

Our Data Science Institute brings industry leaders, academics and researchers together to create a unique program tailored to the career needs of professionals and students. Industry partners, including IBM, American Express, Red Hat, Oracle, Pfizer, UPS, Verisk Analytics, serve on the advisory board to address the need for advanced analytics talent in industry.

Career Outlook

The demand for data scientists continues to soar. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021), the job outlook for data scientists and those in related fields is projected to increase by 15 percent between 2019 and 2029—a growth rate that is much faster than the average growth rate of four percent for all other occupations.

Data Scientists Machine Learning Engineers
$113,736 $104,837
median base salary median salary

Source: Glassdoor (2021)

These salaries are for all individuals—most being master’s degree prepared. Those with doctoral degrees are likely to earn higher salaries. Graduates of the program, equipped with the skills and knowledge acquired, have a wide range of potential career paths:

  • Data Scientist
  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Principal Data Scientist
  • Chief Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Data Architect
  • Business Intelligence Architect
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Data Engineer
  • Database Architect
  • Data Research Scientist
  • University Professor
  • Machine Learning Expert/Scientist
  • Natural Language Processing Engineer
  • Big Data Developer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Product Owners/Mangers