ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Choose This Program?

This master’s program is designed for working professionals from all academic backgrounds and provides the skills you need to graduate ready for a career in the growing and in-demand field of data science.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

The Master of Science in Data Science blends computer science and statistics courses to render students adaptable to any domain with rigorous statistical and computational skills.

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data science employment is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 3,200 openings are projected each year, on average, over the decade. 

Master of Science in Data Science

The program includes a data science core, which is at the nexus of business, computer science, and statistics. The curriculum integrates ethics as a fundamental tenet.

Following the five-course core, there are seven additional courses:

  • Two statistics courses
  • Two computer science courses
  • One elective from business, statistics, or computer science
  • A one-credit design course
  • A capstone research project conducted with a partner in local industry/government/non-profit

Students gain real-world experience through a required two-semester practicum, which may include a summer internship. The practicum is an independent or group project utilizing the data science techniques acquired during the program in an applied manner to solve a practical problem with a local partner. 

Those currently enrolled in the analytics micro-credential program or business analytics specialization will earn the SAS certification recognizing their ability to leverage SAS analytical tools for data preparation, analytics, and visualization.

For more information on the Master of Science in Data Science program, visit Loyola’s program page.