The Master of Science in Data Science is designed to accommodate professionals currently working in the field as well as students who have completed or are completing their undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, or a related field. The advanced coursework and thesis project of this program are specifically designed to prepare students for careers as applied statisticians and data analysts in business and industry, finance, government, consulting firms, and research organizations.
Master of Science in Data Science
The Maryville University Mathematics Program offers a 12 course program leading to the Master of Science in Data Science. The program is designed to prepare students:
- to solve statistical problems, to make proper statistical inferences
- to develop and apply statistical models to concrete situations in business and finance
- to use the basic statistical tools of judgmental forecasting that allow companies to function and compete in the modern world
- to use statistical methods and tools of data analysis to manage risk
- to demonstrate computational competence
- to critically analyze how theory can be applied to practice
- to make professional judgments based on sound ethical values.
- to deal with big data.
Early Access to the Graduate Program
All Maryville University Data Science and Actuarial Science undergraduate students in good standing are eligible for early access to the Master’s program in Data Science. Qualified undergraduate students may take 12 credits hours at the graduate level that count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree. Maryville undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 100 credit hours, with at least 20 credit hours from Maryville, and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 may apply to take courses toward the Early Access Option. Students should consult their academic adviser and forward an abbreviated graduate application with academic records to the Program Director of Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences. Early access students are not required to take the GRE or TOFEL.
Please see admission requirements for more information.
All students will be required to successfully complete 12 graduate courses, including the following: