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Data Science

Master of Science

As a result of globalization and advances in technology during the 21st century, the complexity and variety of data have evolved while the volume of data continues to increase daily. This phenomenon has been dubbed 鈥淭he Big Data Revolution.鈥 The world is inundated with data and information, stemming from, but not limited to, social media platforms, business transactions, internet sources, cellular data usage, and file sharing.

The Master of Science in Data Science program prepares students to collect, analyze, visualize, and communicate actionable insights for data-driven decisions in business, non-profit, and government organizations. Data analytics can be used to maintain competitiveness, adapt business strategies, increase sales, or enhance security.

Offered on campus in Erie, Pennsylvania, students in the M.S. in Data Science program benefit from state-of-the-art Federal Resources Corporation Cyber Education Center.

Program Overview

  • Options: Master鈥檚, Graduate Certificate, 4+1 for 杏吧直播间 undergrads
  • Location(s): On campus
  • Duration: Minimum 21 months
  • Cost: $1,026 per credit; $39,000 total
  • Deadline: Rolling admissions
  • Start term(s): Fall or spring semester
  • Careers: Data analyst, data scientist

    Prospective applicants for the Master of Science in Data Science must fulfill the following admissions requirements. At the discretion of the director of the data science graduate program, acceptance may be granted to applicants who have not fulfilled all the admissions requirements provided they agree to the conditions of the acceptance prescribed by the director.

    Admissions decisions are made by the program director on a rolling basis after a holistic review. Applicants can choose to start in either the Fall (preferred) or Spring semester.

    • Completed .
    • A bachelor鈥檚 degree in any discipline from an accredited school with a preferred overall minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you鈥檝e attended.
    • A current resume.
    • A 500-750 word personal statement outlining your reasons for enrolling and personal and professional goals.
    • One letter of recommendation from a professional or academic source (such as an employer or professor).
    • International applicants whose records are written in a language other than English must have their documents translated into English and a notarized statement attesting to the accuracy of the translations.
    • International applicants whose primary language is not English must attain a TOEFL score of at least 69 on the internet-based exam OR an IELTS score of at least 5.8 OR a Duolingo English Test score of no less than 100.

    Data science is one of the most important disciplines of the future, and it will intersect with every professional area as the reservoir of the world鈥檚 data continues to grow. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, 鈥渢he United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.

    杏吧直播间 graduate programs are designed to give our students a competitive edge in the marketplace. You will be prepared as a professional data scientist who will serve as a key informant for decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. You will be able to:

    • Assess, evaluate, and respond to decision-maker needs and requirements.
    • Collect, clean, store, and query data from a variety of private and public data sources.
    • Apply appropriate analytic techniques to provide estimates that support decision-making and action.
    • Communicate actionable information and findings in easy-to-understand written, oral, and visual formats.

    Available to qualified 杏吧直播间 undergraduate students, the M.S. in Data Science allows students to begin earning graduate credits during their junior years at no additional cost.* Students starting the 4+1 in the fall of their junior years can earn up to 12 credits, shortening their time to master鈥檚 completion and saving more than $10,000.听

    Earn an affordable master鈥檚 degree in data science with competitive per-credit costs.听