With a Master of Science degree in Data Science, you join a promising field where your skills as a data scientist will be sought after to analyze data, develop predictive models, and drive informed decision making.
Data science has emerged as a highly versatile and in-demand career field that spans across numerous industries. As organizations across sectors recognize the value of data-driven insights, data scientists play a pivotal role in extracting actionable information from complex datasets. The rapid advancement of technology, coupled with the exponential growth of data, ensures that data science will remain a critical field in the foreseeable future.
Our M.S. in Data Science prepares you for related careers that involve the application of computational and statistical techniques that are becoming more vital to industry and research. This is accomplished through coursework in topics such as database management systems, data mining and machine learning algorithms, data visualization, statistics, text analytics, and big data. Graduates of the Data Science program will obtain a variety of skills required to analyze large datasets and to develop modeling solutions to support decision making.
Specializations include Big Data Analytics, Cyber and Information Security, Healthcare Analytics, Marketing Analytics
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The Program Educational Objectives for the M.S. degree in Data Science are that within a few years after graduation, graduates are expected to:
To be admitted to the M.S. program, you must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent before enrollment. You must also provide
A completed application form and nonrefundable application fee.
A statement of professional goals and résumé (can be uploaded as a part of the application for admission).
Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools attended.
A minimum of one recommendation, obtained from professional or academic references.
Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English.
Students with international credits must also submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation with grade point average calculation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member.
You can choose from specialties in some of the fastest growing sectors of data science such as big data analytics, cyber information and security, healthcare analytics, and marketing analytics. As a STEM-designated program, international students are eligible for the STEM OPT extension.
Real-word, hands-on experience is the best way to prepare you for a career in data science. Pursuing a master’s degree in data science from St. John’s University provides substantial value to your career pursuits and preparation—particularly in terms of the hands-on and in-person learning opportunities it offers.
“Transitioning from a medical background to the field of data science was a significant turning point in my career. The inclusive and diverse environment at St. John’s University provided me with the opportunity to pursue my passion for data science, despite coming from a nontraditional background. Since completing the M.S. program, I have witnessed significant growth in my career as a data scientist.”
“The Data Science program at St. John’s has been instrumental in equipping me with robust skills in statistics, data wrangling, and data visualizations. The program inspired me to see the malleability of data and how I can shape it into meaningful insights. The educators at St. John’s have fueled my curiosity and propelled a continual journey of discovery in data science.”
“I was thankfully able to use my military benefits to continue my higher education at St. John’s, which led to employment in the fintech industry at J.P.Morgan. I did so late in life; it’s never too late to get an education. For those of you who are getting one early, remember how fortunate you are to have the support structure and ability to do so.”
The M.S. program in Data Science requires 30 credits that include the following:
Core Courses (9 credits required)
Data Analysis/Applied Statics Courses (6 credits chosen from the following)
Elective Courses (6 credits in one of the following areas)
Specialization (6 credits in one of the following areas):
The Institute for Data Science at St. John’s University serves as a hub for research activities, with an emphasis on data mining and analytics. Researchers explore opportunities for data science initiatives among disciplines within The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies and across the University.
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