2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Data Science, M.S. (Early Access)


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Students majoring in data science, mathematics and sciences at Maryville in good standing are eligible for early access to the graduate program in data science. This unique option enables the Maryville undergraduate to complete the master’s program in just one additional year. In this option, four courses (12 credits) taken during the senior year as part of the undergraduate curriculum also count toward the master’s degree. The students complete 24 credits in the fifth year of study to complete the requirements of the master’s degree. Data science, mathematics and sciences major students with 60 undergraduate credits, at least 30 at Maryville University, and GPA 3.6 can apply the early Accelerated Master’s Option. No GRE or TOEFL is required for Maryville students entering the accelerated master’s program.

Experiential Learning

With an emphasis on experiential learning, the Master of Science in Data Science program incorporates experiential learning from current or previous professional positions as an integral part of the active learning curriculum for each graduate course and for the overall program objectives.

Data Science as a Career

The data scientist combines business, statistics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to advance human capabilities across various professional fields (business, engineering, health, social sciences, computer science, etc.). Data scientists work in all kinds of roles from large corporations to lean startups. Data scientists might help policy makers develop better decisions, or they might work in finance or healthcare. Data scientists are technically proficient and often use a number of computer code languages to compile and synthesize data. A background in advanced statistics and intermediate to advanced levels of programming skill are required. Depending on the field, data scientists also have to be creative to interpret and visualize data expressions.

 

Courses for the Master of Science with a major in Data Science program can be located here.   

(See curriculum guide for recommended sequencing.)

General Education Requirements


(48 credits)

Humanities


(5 courses)

  • Fine Arts elective
  • Literature or Foreign Language elective
  • Philosophy elective
  • Two Humanities electives

Social Science


(3 courses)

  • History or Political Science elective
  • Two Social Science electives from different subject areas

Natural Science


(1 course)

  • Science elective

General Education Required for Major


(2 courses)

Graduation Requirements


  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution 

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