Data Science, MS
Enormous amounts of data are generated every day in a range of areas such as social media, search engines, insurance companies, healthcare organizations, hospitals, defense, retail, and many others. Data science focuses on analyzing, visualizing, and reporting these data to add great value across a range of sectors. Data science is a rapidly growing, high-paying field. There is a projected shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills, as well as a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.
The IU Online Master of Science in Data Science is an interdisciplinary program that exposes you to courses in computer science, engineering, informatics, information science, and statistics.
Your IU Online MS in Data Science prepares you for such careers as:
- Business intelligence analyst
- Data mining engineer
- Data architect
- Data scientist
- Analytics manager
- Research analyst
To graduate with the MS in Data Science, you must complete 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Data science core courses (6 credit hours)
- Data science specialization courses (6 credit hours)
- Data science elective courses (15 credit hours)
- Capstone project (3 credit hours)